No matter what we face, no matter what life throws at us, we stand firm. We believe that God is God and he will bring his promises to pass. We believe that we will see the goodness of God in the land of the living!
Like pebbles and Jadeite, a lot of times even we don't know our real worth. We may look completely ordinary on the outside, but wait til God gets a hold of us and shows us what's inside.
So, yes, waiting is hard. The good stuff always is. Think about when you were a kid, and you had to wait for a batch of cookies. Didn't they taste that much better because you waited?
"Timing isn't my favorite subject because let's face it, I can be just as impatient as the next guy. Waiting? What's that? Why do I have to wait? Why can't I have what I want, when I want it?"
As single women, we often feel that this is a time in life to "get through". We long for the day our man sweeps us off our feet. We secretly plan our future wedding (don't deny it, you know you do). We imagine what lazy days will be like after we're married. How our hubby will treat us. And somewhere in the middle of all that dreaming, we lose our sense of peace and contentment.
Many times in our season of singleness, we feel unloved or left out. Our friends may be getting married or having babies. They may have a "prospect" or a "guy friend" and you've got nothing. Trust me I can relate to that one.
You see, God's instructions are always simple, but they're not always easy. Take practically any direct order from the Bible, and you'll see.
Oh Paul, if only it were that easy.
Paul didn't have to answer to his Great Aunt Bessie at every family wedding, who lamented over whether or not he would ever find the right girl and settle down. Paul didn't have a mother who kept hounding him about making her a grandmother. Paul wasn't playing house at preschool, didn't receive Wedding Day Barbie for Christmas. He wasn't surrounded by Bridal Magazines on every check out shelf, nor was he feeling like he was "always the groomsman, never the groom".
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