Month: April 2015
One day, I found myself sitting at work in quiet angst of waiting. My love clock was ticking and tiredness found its way on my doorstep. Being frustrated with the Author of Time was my dilemma. God, do you understand? Why hasn’t it happened yet? When will my turn arrive for love? Those questions were fired one after the other What I love about God are His tailor-made answers. He can speak intuitively and specifically to my needs, no matter how many times I ask. That moment, He quieted my anxiousness with the question of, what if?
If God answered the call of impatience, giving you the intended mate right now, would you like him or her? Sure, they may be pleasing to the eye. But, will you be able to say the same thing about their character? In turn, would they be pleased with yours? No matter the number of tears that fall, or impatience threatening to overtake me- I’ve discovered a beautiful blessing in waiting. In the book of First Samuel, Saul gives us a clear example that physique cannot usurp obedience.
1 Samuel 13: 8-14 (NIV)
He waited seven days, the time set by Samuel; but Samuel did not come to Gilgal, and Saul’s men began to scatter. So he said, “Bring me the burnt offering and the fellowship offerings.” And Saul offered up the burnt offering. Just as he finished making the offering, Samuel arrived, and Saul went out to greet him.
“What have you done?” asked Samuel.
You have done a foolish thing,” Samuel said. “You have not kept the command the Lord your God gave you; if you had, he would
have established your kingdom over Israel for all time. But now your kingdom will not endure; the Lord has sought out a man after his own heart and appointed him ruler of his people, because you have not kept the Lord’s command.”
The Word of God says, ye shall know a tree by the fruit it bears. In the process of wait, He wants to work out some kinks of attitude, selfishness, and disobedience to name a few. He is longing for us to trust Him, no matter what. Waiting for His best includes waiting for the appointed time. After all is said and done, I’d rather wait than get my blessing at the wrong time. Like a Father who longs to protect His children at all costs, He will. Please, allow God to do so. There’s nothing like being in God’s safety and timing. Aligning things up for His Glory and your best. He will bottle up every tear of angst, sadness, and impatience. God knows and cares.
Remember singles, there’s a purpose in your wait.
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