I recently had a friend start up a conversation with me in regards to another friend. It went something like this:
“<insert name here> needs to quit getting so excited every time they go on a first date.”
What’s even more appalling than the statement itself is the fact that I agreed with them.
Why? Because that is the biggest load of junk I have ever heard. Stop getting excited? Stop showing hope? Stop believing in the future that God has in store?
Good grief. Should she just stop breathing altogether?
The thing of it is, it’s hard for people who aren’t standing at the beginning of that road staring at the sign, the one that points you left to start over, and right to give up all hope. They haven’t been standing there for hours just contemplating which is the right move, because in reality, it’s all so exhausting.
And this girl, her feet are tired. Like, so tired, because she’s been walking this road for a long time. So long that it’s hard not to get excited because maybe, just maybe, this is the last time her feet are going to blister from running down this path.
And when it fails again, and she starts back down that road, she’s ridiculed.
Ugh. It’s so ugly. People say things like, “If it’s God’s will, your prince will come.”
I don’t believe that. I’m not saying I don’t believe in God’s will, but, what I am saying is that God knows the desires of our heart, and He will not withhold from us.
Maybe you are impatient and He has you on a path to help your patience grow.
Maybe your heart is healing from the last time it was mishandled, and He’s waiting until you are truly ready again.
Maybe He has you on task to be the light in someones life, and they need your time more than your future partner.
But hear me loud and clear, your time is coming.
Ephesians 3:20 says, “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us…”
More than we ask. That means we don’t quit asking. Don’t quit getting excited at the possibility of the answers to these requests.
I heard a sermon this weekend that spoke of such requests, and the importance of sowing our seeds. 2 Corinthians says if we sow generously, we also reap generously.
So amazing girl, don’t give up. Keep planting, keep planting, keep planting.
Just remember, your time of waiting is only a season. But, also remember, that this season deserves attention too. Be generous. Be kind. Be a friend. Because, my dear, God has planted these qualities, and values in you with purpose.
My favorite scripture is that found in Galatians 6:9…
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap if we do not give up.”
I see your good, sister. I’m rooting for you.
(Alternate Blog Title, “Letter to Myself”)