“Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.” Isaiah 30:8 (ESV)
In order to grow beautiful flowers, you will need to have a special place prepared for the growing process. You will need to till the soil with mulch and fertilizer, push the seeds half-way down in the dirt for root growth, cover them up delicately, and water it. Then wait for the expectations.
It is so beautiful and exciting to see tiny buds of petals on top of the soil singing to the sun. But what you didn’t see was the underground process, seed germination. Flowers can’t develop without this important process. This developing stage process is so important as the seeds must go through this phase before it turns into a beautiful flower for all the world to see. Beautiful flowers are then developed out of the waiting process.
What if our relationships worked the same way as seed germination? While we are waiting prayerfully and patiently for a loving relationship with the right person, God is delicately molding, shaping, and preparing us for our “true love” to arrive. Just like the seed, we can’t see under the surface of what God is doing in us, but something beautiful is about to take place. Trust in the wait! You are God’s gift to the world!
It’s true that waiting can be so hard! Waiting is stressful, but we must learn to wait with patience. Stop chasing Bozo or Bimbo and wait for your Boaz or Beautiful! Just because they looked good, smiled and winked at you doesn’t mean they are “the one”! When God is ready to send that special person into your life, you will know it! Just enjoy being you and work on your personal and spiritual growth.
Don’t move too fast going from one relationship to the next. Sometimes we feel like we are stuck in a world of loneliness. We want to justify getting married because everybody else in our circle is married. Just because your friends are married doesn’t mean that everything in their marriage is all peaches and cream.
If we rush the “wait process” and step out of God’s plan, we become exposed, tainted and underdeveloped. If a seed is underdeveloped during the germination process, the growth is aborted. It just lies dormant. So will our relationships, if we move too fast from a previous failed relationship. Don’t abort your destiny!
“… See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm.” James 5:7-8 (NIV)
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