“But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” James 1:7 (KJV)
Where is God’s man for me? Where’s my Boaz, my Mr. Right and my knight in shining armor? When we are waiting for our future spouse, it can seem as though it’s taking an eternity. We’ve already made plans and the delay is messing up our plans, because in our minds, we were supposed to be married by now. So how does God respond? He says the same thing He’s been telling us since the beginning of time. “Rest in Me and wait patiently for Me (see Psalm 37:7).” God is preparing you. While you may think He is moving too slow, let Him finish preparing you, healing you, instructing you, growing you and refining you. He will present you to your husband in His perfect timing. Marriage is no play thing. It is serious business that you have to be physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually equipped to handle.
The job of a man isn’t to fill a void in your life or complete you. You are complete in God. He satisfies you. He enriches you and makes you feel good about you. Impatience can cause us to fall for the imitation that often comes before the real thing. You don’t want someone that looks good and sounds good, but yet something just isn’t right. You want someone with a different spirit like Joshua. Someone with a heart for God like David. Someone that will fit you like a hand in glove, who will be your bestfriend and your greatest source of support and encouragement in good times and bad. Someone you can be yourself around and who pushes you to be all that God called to be. God can give you someone that will love Him more than he loves you and who will love you more than he love himself.
Maybe you are willing to settle for whatever you can get, but don’t settle. No matter what you past have been and no matter how many children you may have, you deserve a good Godly man. If Jesus saw you as worth dying for, God has a man that will see you as worth marrying and worth caring for. Receive His word today, “Rest in Me and wait patiently for Me.”
Prayer: Thank you Father God for encouraging me. You love me and only want the best for me. I believe I am ready to be a wife to the man You have for me, but help me wait on Your perfect timing. Prepare me for that blessed man and help me recognize when You bring him into my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
(Read: Colossians 2:10; 1 Peter 3:3-4; 1 Corinthians 2:9-10; 1 Corinthians 7:34)
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