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Tuesday, 12 March 2013

IT’S GOOD TO WAIT



MARCH 25, 2010
 

Will a rework of what you're waiting for suddenly bring into focus a man you didn't consider before? It might. But even if it doesn't, when we wait patiently for what we long for — and what we're longing for conforms to God's design — God uses the waiting to align our desires with His and refine us in the process.

And that kind of purposeful waiting has the potential to produce a good result, both spiritually and relationally. As you grow closer to God, you'll be equipped to discern the character of the men you meet and whether they have the potential to be good husbands. And you'll be prepared to be in relationship with a man, first as his friend and eventually, as his wife.

When you wait on the Lord, the time before marriage will be sweeter. Your spirit will be at peace, even with all the frustration of our relationally broken world. You'll be better prepared to get married and be married for His glory. And if marriage never happens, though thankfully that's statistically unlikely, your waiting won't have been wasted.

-Candice Watters


Psalm 5:3
New International Version (NIV)
 3 In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice;
   in the morning I lay my requests before you
   and wait expectantly.

Lamentations 3:24-26
New International Version (NIV)

24 I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion;
   therefore I will wait for him.”
 25 The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him,
   to the one who seeks him;
26 it is good to wait quietly
   for the salvation of the LORD.

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