When God created us, he created us with a desire for relationships. We are relational people because that is how God wired us to be. Look at Adam and Eve. God created Adam first and God saw that Adam was lonely, and created all the animals and gave Adam the authority to rule over them. But God still saw that it wasn’t good.
“So Adam gave names to all the cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field . But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him.”-Genesis 2:20
Adam needed a helper that complimented him, and when God created Eve, she also needed someone to compliment her. You see, since the beginning, God designed us to have the desire to want a relationship. Sometimes our society wants to say, “Dating is bad, don’t date.” Reality is, it isn’t a bad thing! When you date God’s way, it is a beautiful thing.
Many people in their time of singleness think that being in this stage of life of waiting on the Lord is a burden and a waste of time. This is far from the truth! Time spent waiting on God, is time never wasted. I used to view singleness with a bitter heart and I never thought that God would ever bring me the man He created for me. But I remember my Bible teacher telling me that singleness should not be looked down upon. Rather think of it as time to devote yourself to Christ, to completely seek Him, and to serve Him in every capacity you can.
I want you to know that the Lord is always faithful and He keeps all His promises!
“God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?” -Numbers 23:19
Do not be discouraged in the season God has placed you. Always remember that through this time, God is preparing your heart and molding you for a relationship. God knows the desires of your heart and what you long for. But He also knows what you need and do not need in a future husband. He knows you better than anyone else in this world, because He is the one who created your emotions, your soul, and your heart. Your entire being was created in his very hands! I know it’s hard to understand why God has us in the season of waiting on Him, but be encouraged to know that His timing is always perfect.
“ Delight yourself also in the Lord, and he shall give you the desires of your heart.” Psalms 37:4
Written by: Kimberly Matute
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