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Waiting

You may remember this post about love. Some times you come across things that can only be a sign from God. Like these two posts. Click on the title and it will take you to each blog post. I only pasted a few parts from each blog.

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Not Open for Business

A few years back my friend Amanda was hell bent and determined to put me on match.com to find a man. Thank goodness she never did because I don’t necessarily believe in the whole online dating thing. Not to mention my roommate in college did it and went out on some dates with real whack jobs. Online dating should have a mental health screen first….

I believe that God – big man upstairs – has something better planned for my love life. I trust that He is going to put the right man in my life at the right time. I’m just wondering WHEN. When making my cheesy wedding website, I don’t want to have to tell everyone and their mother that we met online. DISCLAIMER – I am not knocking online dating and those who have done it and or gotten married from it. My big met her husband through it. If you found the love of your life then more power to you sister!

They say that you find love when you least expect it – whomp whomp – well isn’t online dating basically a supercharged way of looking and finding a mate?

On that cheesy wedding website I want some kind of equally cheesy or nauseating love story about how we met. I am sure that I sound ridiculous right now. And if you are a man reading this you might call me crazy and I’m going to let you in on a little secret…I pretty much am and so are all the rest of the women on this planet. I hope you have figured that out by now. And if you haven’t, I hope I just didn’t blow your mind.

 

Thank you, my thoughts exactly! It will happen when it is supposed to, not just because you set up an online dating profile.

 

God’s Perfect Timing

 

Here’s what I’m learning. We claim we trust God….and most of us think we trust God. But when it comes down to it, do we REALLY trust Him??

We trust God with our eternity, but it’s so much tougher to trust Him with our NOW. We live in a generation where we like quick fixes, and we expect our prayers to be answered in the same way. Quickly. Preferably in our own time, and in the way we want. We are not content with anything else.

We assume when God doesn’t answer us immediately that He doesn’t hear us; that He isn’t working in our life; that He doesn’t love us; that we have done something wrong and are being punished. It seems like He is blessing everyone else BUT us….and we begin focusing on and comparing our journey with others’. That is NOT at all what God intends.

Your journey is your own, and God has you EXACTLY where He wants you, and for a reason. Our goal as believers should be to continue to seek Him, draw closer to Him, TRUST Him, and have faith in His works….which includes (as difficult as it may be) accepting HIS TIMING.

God is ALWAYS at work. And God is LOVE. He always has your best interest at heart. He wants the VERY best for you, and that includes HIS perfect timing. We forget that we  can only see right now, but God sees big picture. Sometimes He is busy working other things out so He can bless us above and beyond all we have asked or imagined (Ephesians 3:20). Sometimes he is trying to help us to grow closer to Him….to learn to trust HIM alone, lean ONLY on Him (Proverbs 3:5-6), and develop our faith. When we try to rush things and make things happen in our own timing, we can end up causing ourselves a lot of heartache and pain. I know I have seen this time and time again…particularly when people rush into marriage. We tend to always be thinking of the next step, and sometimes God just wants us to BE STILL. To listen. To let Him finish a work.

So here’s my challenge. Id you are in a season of waiting, do not give up. Try not to questions God’s timing. Rather, ask Him what He is trying to show you during your waiting. What is it He is wanting to do in your life, right now?? Dig into the Word, spend more time with Him in prayer, and find comfort and peace in Scriptures that speak to you. And definitely do NOT make a move until you hear clearly from the Lord. So many times we try to rush things and make them happen in our own timing, and like I said, when we do things out of God’s will, that usually results in chaos and heartache.

 

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