It’s hard to Wait

John 11:5-6 “Jesus loved Martha, Mary and Lazarus. Yet when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was. V. 14-15 Lazarus is dead and for your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.

The way God moves in our lives, the situations or circumstances that we were into, were all happened according to his plan. His timing is different with ours. We oftentimes move or work according to our needs or  the needs of others and sometimes we move according to our emotions but God moves and works according to his purpose. We may think that his timing is sometimes late but His timing is perfect and sometimes that truth is hard to embrace. Our God cannot be pressured by any situation or by our urging, He works according to His plan and timing; and yes, we can not do anything about that than to trust in his timing and rely on His promises.

Prayer:

Father, lately I have been cranky over everything and yes my patience is drying , my grace is depleting. Right now I feel like you are not moving in my life.  I want to do things on my own. I want to go ahead even without You. Ahh, it’s tiring really. Father, thank you for You don’t care really of my messiness, you just want to hug and carry me. I may not see your hands, I know God you are working. Forgive me for thinking that you are not moving. I will wait for you because only by doing that I can have your favor.

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Does God have a plan for my life and a man for my plan

Dave was raised on the mission field in Africa, and after he completed his seminary training he took a position in a local church, still searching for the right one who could go back to Africa with him.

 

He kept looking over the crowd every Sunday morning to see if a new face had appeared. Finally he asked my advice, “What do you think I should do?” What do you think God wants you to do with your life?” I inquired. “I think God wants me in Africa ,” he responded. “I said, “Then you had better get moving that direction.”

 

Sudan Interior Mission, the group that Dave was serving, needed him on a rather remote outstation a distance from Addis Ababa. “Great chance of finding a wife there!” people told Dave. Nonetheless, he went.

 

Meanwhile an Australian nurse felt called by God into medical missions. She was single but hope to meet someone who shared her vision of missionary medicine. Nobody even came close to being answer. Finally she joined the same mission Dave had joined. They told her about a medical in a pretty remote area outside Addis Adaba. Her family and friends told her, “If you go there, you’ll end up being an old maid for sure”

 

Putting the will of God above “finding the right man,” she packed and went to Africa. You guessed it. They met, fell in love and married.

 

Believe it or not, they both had lived in the same apartment complex in the same city, on the same street, but had to go 7,000 miles away to meet each other, fall in love, marry and have a family.

 

What’s the lesson of the story.. maybe some of you… just like me, you’re losing hope, or maybe you thought of maybe you missed the plan of God, or maybe you’re asking yourself does God have a plan for my life and a man for my plan?

I have heard so many stories, about finding or meeting God’s will. One thing I’ve learned from these stories, God will orchestrate everything, just like what happened with Isaac and Rebekah, Mary and Joseph.


Is there something written in the scripture that “God has a man for every plan” I haven’t seen any. But one thing I am sure of, that God will meet all my needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus. A friend of mine always remind me of this, that God knows my need and He will provide for that. Do I need a husband? I don’t know. (lol)


Do you really need a partner in life, it is an issue between you and God. One thing I’m sure of, singleness is a gift.. if you have that gift, don’t be afraid, He will surely make you enjoy that. If God has prepared a partner for you, He will surely make a way for both of you to meet.


The key here is obedience. Remember the story of Shannon and Dave, they could have missed God’s best for their lives had they gotten ahead of God. Dave Morrow believes you can trust God for His provision when you are doing what He wants you to do.

Tired of Waiting?

Nothing was harder for a woman in love to endure. I know someone who has been going out with her friend. She fell in love with her friend. But the problem is she doesn’t know if her friend also has the same feelings toward her. The problem is she did expect already from the guy….but she was hurt and was disappointed when that expectations didn’t come in reality

Here’s another scenario, two friends have been going out, they are Christians, generally it’s the will of God. They like each other, they enjoy each other’s company, They’re hoping that someday they will end up being together. But they are just friends. The man is gentleman enough to say that he will not start any relationship unless he receives confirmation from God. That’s the sign of maturity.

 

Although it’s really hard and somehow painful but it’s better that way… it will only more painful for both of them if they will continue the relationship and found out that they are not the will of God for each other. If it’s God’s will then He will make a way. What they can do now is to just leave each other in God’s hands.

Remember this unless a man is prepared to ask a woman to be his wife, what right has he to claim her exclusive attention? Unless she has been asked to marry him, why would a sensible woman promise any man her exclusive attention? If, when the time has come for a commitment, he is not a man enough to ask her to marry him, she should give him no reason to presume that she belongs to him.

 

I am a person who doesn’t want to rest. When I received a word from God, I want it do be done right now.. as in now na LORD… waiting is the hardest thing that a single woman or man can ever do. Waiting also can save us from future heartaches and disappointments.

 

F.B Meyer said “ if God told you on the front end how long you would wait to find the fulfillment of your desire or pleasure or dream, you’d lose heart. You’d grow weary in well doing. So would I. But He doesn’t. He just says “Wait”. I keep My word. I’m in no hurry. In the process of time I’m developing you to be ready for the promise”

 

If you’re single and praying for God’s will and until now you haven’t receive the answer, maybe God is developing and preparing you for that great day, or maybe God wants you to be satisfied first with Him before giving you to the person that He has prepared for you. Enjoy your being single while you still have time. Do now the things that a married man or woman can not do.