All of us as the children of God, the King of kings, are the princes and princesses of His Kingdom. So, our Father will surely find us a partner who can take care of us. He will look at all the men and find a suitable candidate for us. Then, He will call the candidates one-by-one and say, “Let us choose the one from the chosen candidate.”
We may at look at the chosen candidate and say, “Well, I think this person is good, Father. So, can we get married right away?
And God respond, “Hmm… no my dear. Please wait for me to test and to equip him first so that he can really take good care of my precious Princess (or Prince).”
This was a random illustration of finding the Mister or Miss Right in a tea time conversation with my friend. Yet, it is indeed true. We meet different people in different season of our life. And there will be a time when we will ask God, “God, I know. This is the one, right? I just knew.” But God’s answer to our prayer may be, “No.” And at that moment, we could not comprehend or accept the answer.
“Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” (Mark 10:9)
We often want to start a relationship right away or in an instant way. We can wait no longer because we are afraid of losing that person to some else. We tend to want to rush things, just like the princess in the illustration. But our Father’s heart is to give us the best one.
Once, a speaker shared humorously about marriage. He said, “When you are looking for a life partner, open both of your eyes big enough to see clearly. When you get married, see your life partner with one eye closed. Lastly, when you have children, see your life partner with two eyes closed.”
This is so true. But we tend to do this the reversed way, resulting in many unsuccessful marriage in our society now. When we have a crush on someone, we can’t seem to see any flaws in our crush, just like the princess in the illustration above. Yes, love blinds in this scenario.
Hence, we can thank God for having a Father who loves us deeply and cares for us. He helps to equip our life partner with the ability to take good care of us, and vice versa. That is why He wants us to patiently wait.
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
Of course, in the season of waiting, it is not just waiting for our partner for waiting sake, but to allow God to prepare him or her. At the same time, God is preparing us to be someone better as well. Hence, sometimes, it is not us waiting for God. But God is waiting for us to be prepared in receiving His blessings.
A meaningful quote once says, “Blessed is the man who finds a girl that loves God more than him. And blessed is the girl who finds a man who waits for her and asks for her from God.”
“Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!” (Isaiah 30:18)
Waiting is not easy.
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.” (1 John 4:7-8)
Love never runs out and it will wait until you are ready. Don’t just love because you are lonely. Love only when you are ready. To us, waiting is a waste of time. But to God, waiting is a form of work. We need to know that sometimes, it is not about waiting, it is about what you do in the season of waiting.
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