We all go through the roller coaster phases of waiting for “The One.” One moment we’re steadfast and patient for God’s timing, and then the next we try to rush God’s plans for our temporary satisfaction.
Do your feelings of longing for a companion seem more present now than before? The media is flooded with romantic holiday movies and songs this time of year. Let’s not forget about the long-awaited “under the mistletoe” kiss!
If you’re single and waiting for “The One,” just remember that this is just a season. Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, “To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven.”
Ladies, allow this time for God to prepare you for your future “forever.” Even if your season of singleness seems longer than those around you, use this time to deepen your walk with God. There is so much joy and growth that takes place when you focus on God, and the intimacy that develops when you trust and pursue Him.
Think of it this way: Would you take a cake out of the oven before it’s ready? Of course not! It would not be any good because it’s not fully cooked. In that same way, God will not do things before his timing. You are too precious and loved by God for him to not equip you for your future.
I encourage you to mediate on Proverbs 4:23 through your season of singleness, “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Whenever you find yourself slipping into the mode of doubt and anxiety for the future, observe what you are taking in. Ask yourself, “Is what I’m watching or looking at producing positive thoughts and actions in my life?”
What are some of your thoughts and tips on this issue?
Written by PI girl Jazlin