HE Is Worth the Wait

It is so easy to become eager when you are expecting something. Especially when you’ve been waiting on it for a while. We fantasize and obsess, creating a tunnel vision in which we see nothing else except for that one thing we know will bring contentment and joy and even security. Nothing else matters until the dream in our hearts become a reality in our lives. We exude so much passion in pursuit of that next job/career, that house, that car, that relationship… There is nothing wrong with going after any of these things but nothing guarantees that they’ll be worth the wait and truly satisfy us until we learn to trust and wait on God. My dad used to always sing this song “There is no satisfaction without salvation”, and never did I truly understand it until now.

 

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. (Matthew 5:6)

 

Long before my husband I started dating, there were times when I longed for a companion. To be honest, I knew I wasn’t ready for a relationship but seeing all my friends around me in relationships made me believe that I needed one. At some point I even allowed satan to convince me that I was lonely… That I was incomplete because I was single and that what would make me the happiest was to find “THE ONE” for me. I remember being in high school and never having a boyfriend. My “friends” would say I was lonely and some would even encourage me to come to parties or out with them for the weekend. They promised me a life changing experience. But my parents were saved and strict and I knew better than to ask them if I could ever participate in any of those activities. I was miss “Goody Two-Shoes” and I hated it! I was tired of sticking out like a sore thumb and I wanted to fit in so I decided I was going to get a boyfriend. I “dated” this guy in an attempt to “fit in” and to remove the loneliness my friends said I had, but I still didn’t feel like I was fitting in and my relationship did not make me happy because it wasn’t one I wanted to be in. I knew this person wasn’t for me and I knew my reasons for entertaining this relationship were all wrong.

So at some point I had to stop allowing society to make me feel like being single and pure was a sickness. I realized God did not call me to fit in and I would never fit in because God’s agenda for my life required just the opposite. I ended that relationship and redirected my focus on the ultimate one worth waiting for, Jesus Christ.

 

Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. (Psalms 37:4)

 

I’m sure many others have similarly been where I was. It’s so easy to lose your identity in trying to obtain what the world displays as happiness. What I started to realize is that the world’s definition of a relationship wasn’t a healthy one and relationships do not bring you happiness if you are with the wrong person. And if you aren’t spiritually and mentally mature enough to handle them, they can be destructive. Just because our peers look happy in relationships, that doesn’t mean we should compare ourselves to them in believing that we too need to be in a relationship right now. Who says they are truly happy anyway? You don’t know that. The path God has for you is different from the one He has for someone else so it is important that you stay in your lane and not get ahead of yourself.

Singleness is a blessing, and there are so many things that you are able to do more freely when you’re single that you might not be able to do when you’re married. This is your time to serve God without added family responsibilities and obligations.

 

But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord: But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife. There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband. (1 Corinthians 7:32-34)

 

I learned to chase Him in my single state and trust Him to write my love story. In my love life and in other aspects of life, I’ve had to learn to wait on God and not get so anxious in obtaining my worldly desires. Once I put my life and decisions in God’s hands, I’ve been completely satisfied with Him and what He’s given. Simply because He gives me His best and His plans for me are far better and greater than the plans I had for myself. He was truly worth the wait, He still is worth the wait, and He will always be worth the wait.

I encourage someone to wait on God today. He will fill your heart and satisfy you like no one else can. All your dreams and desires are so plain and miniscule compared to those He has for you. It’s so crazy how difficult it might be to see this now but we will better understand it as time goes by.

 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

 

Grace and peace.

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28 thoughts on “HE Is Worth the Wait

  1. Amen 🙏🏿. God’s timing is always best. It isn’t always easy to see what lies ahead of us but when we learn to focus on the director of our lives, he fixes our gaze on him. Christ alone. The one that never fails.

    1. Thank you that was a really nice message . Keep on encouraging souls and changing lives .May God bless you .

  2. Talk about coming across something that I needed to read. I can relate to the experience of being the only single one amongst peers in high school. Wish I came across this in my teens (it would have saved me from a lot of insecurities and a low self-esteem). This definitely encourages me to embrace ‘singleness’ as a young adult instead of trying to ‘fit in’. The Almighty has plans for us that are far beyond our expectations. This is something more and more people (myself included) should embrace.

  3. Hi, I am so glad I found your site and a few others… God is really using you guys to restore a fatherless generation to purity. Thank you for being faithful. I am learning things I never knew before and it is helping a lot.

    God bless

  4. What a jewel! There are some days I am content with being single because I know that He is still preparing, and maturing me so that I can handle a Godly relationship when the time is right. I have been in relationships in the past that were not exactly bad but they were not in God’s plan for me. I have been single for the past almost 7 years, and at times it’s been challenging but I have learned to embrace this season I’m in. However, there are times I do feel lonely and begin to worry that I may never meet the right person. These thoughts of worry cause me to get anxious and start trying to figure how He’s going make it happen. I appreciate reminders like these because we singles need to know that we are not alone, that Jesus will meet our most intimate needs (if we let Him), and that our waiting is not in vain.

  5. Awesome read! So encouraging. I have dealt with this for soo long, however Gods timing is the best. & Trusting in him best thing going
    🙂 Thankyou. Needed to hear this

  6. Amen. I think the important fact we must always come back to as believers is that God really does satisfy. It’s so amazing to know Him, and if we’re not convinced of that, we should challenge ourselves to find out about and experience His goodness. There’s no thing or person that can compare to the everlasting satisfaction He offers. Marriage is a wonderful blessing, but I truly believe we can’t even fully enjoy the blessings God has for us unless we learn to fully enjoy Him first.

    1. Wow! This is so true. I pray that God gives me the eyes to see and the heart to feel and know that everything good comes from Him and that I will only be happy in His timing, will, and plans for me. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak…It’s a fight that is worth fighting daily.

  7. I can relate. Been single all my adult life and today is a lonely day. There are days when I feel very satisfied and complete and then there are days like this. Yes, of course I trust in God and in His timing but there are some days where I am confronted by the lonely reality of my solitude.

  8. Idk. It gets hard especially after you turn around and you 30 and still single. How long is one suppose to wait? Forever? Not everyone has the patience of Job. All this waiting makes my faith waiver. I be trying to pray on it and use my time to be productive but at the end of the day I’m still going home by myself. No matter hot much I love the Lord it still doesn’t cause me not to want a spouse. And it doesn’t fill the void. Sorry to be a grouch, just being real.

      1. Not exactly, I’ve been trusting and being obedient for years when things are going my way and when they aren’t. I’m just saying I’m not sure how one’s faith can’t or isn’t expected to waiver when you been in the same situation for years.This is more about how long one is suppose to “wait”. And from what I’ve gathered, nobody knows. Happens for some at 22 and others 45 and for others never. Who is to know…

      2. And I’m sure Abraham felt the same way when God gave him a promise but didn’t say it would take 25 years to get it. I’m sorry that waiting is frustrating, but God wouldn’t ask you to and forget about you. Trust Him.

    1. I total understand what you mean, as long we are on this flesh (human body) were going to deal with things, were human. I believe Gods timing not ours he already knows our future & how were going to react. No matter how we see it only God can fill that void of loneliness. When time comes, (who ever our spouse may be) our joy, happiness comes from him, we belong to him 1st. Yes a jealous God. There nothing wrong with keeping 100 with God. He already knows our hearts desire! YES it’s a struggle & YES we can get impatient! I am a living witness!! Promise you!! I’m learning day by day how to wait, for God’s best & some days are good & some are not, building a stringer realtionship with him!!! 🙂

  9. This is lovely, I wish I had read this during my teens, I would gladly relay this to my brother and other friends about this. Thanks a bunch.

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