There’s been so many times in my past where I’ve felt like I was tired of waiting on God for a man.
At one point in my life, I even fabricated in my mind that God “told” me some guy was “the one” because I was so eager to be married. (Read About That Here: “4 Ways to Tell He’ll Never Marry You”).
Ironically, I’ve come to realize that every time I think I’m waiting on God, it’s actually God who’s been waiting on me.
My Daddy (God) is a God of order, structure, and specificity.
Every blessing God gives me is aligned with a certain order of purposes He desires to carry out on the Earth.
So, when I do get married, my marriage is much less about me, and much more about what God desires to do through my husband and I for His kingdom.
Before He can use me as a union with someone else, I have to prove that I can be used by Him while I’m single. In other words, I have to pass kindergarten before I can get to the first grade.
My question is, what are you doing for God to take you to the next level?
In school, we take tests and complete assignments to prove that we are worthy of moving forward. God is no different.
The Lord will give you tests of patience, humility, sacrifice, and love to prove that you are ready to handle the more that He has for you. A man in your life may be a blessing, but that blessing will only require more patience from you. If you can’t pass the test where you are, why would He take you to the next level?
So, I’ll ask you again: are you really waiting on God? Or is God waiting on you?
Waiting is not an act of passivity. Your single life in God shouldn’t feel like the equivalent of waiting in a doctor’s office. Waiting in God is about growth, movement, and endurance.
If you’re waiting the correct way, you’re growing in God daily. You’re passing tests.
You’re seeking His face for hours. You’re meditating on scriptures. You’re enduring spiritual warfare like a strong soldier.
You’re doing the best you can to become a better you than the day before.
Waiting is not just about praying everyday for God to bless you with a man. Waiting is a daily intentional movement of action to become a stronger woman in God.
The stronger you are single, the stronger your marriage will be.
You may have the faith that God is going to bring you that man. But, faith without works is dead (James 2:14). Are you putting the work in too?
If your focus is where it should be, you’re not complaining about being single. When you are totally focused on God, you don’t have time to complain.
In marriage, what will you bring to the table? Is your faith ready for what you’re asking for?
Are you really waiting on God? Or is God waiting on you?
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