Oftentimes as singles, especially as years go by and you find yourself still single, it’s easy to grow impatient while waiting on the Lord for your mate.
Many marry prematurely or they marry someone they don’t have peace about simply because they wanted to get the ring, get down that aisle and get their groove on before they grew tired and weary in well doing.
Instead of loathing patience, today I’m led to encourage you to embrace her as your friend.
Time is never your enemy; time is always your friend.
If you find yourself growing impatient while waiting on God to manifest your Boaz (or your Ruth for men reading this), it may be because you have not allowed patience to have her perfect work in you.
Scripture says in James 1:4 “But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. ”
The word, patience, in this Scripture means, steadfastness, constancy, endurance, steadfast waiting for, patient endurance and perseverance.
This means it’s not a matter of being content one week, then impatient the next…shouting and praising God for the freedom you have in your singleness one week, then crying yourself to sleep at night the next…being happy for your girlfriend who just got married one week, then feeling sad and wishing it were you the next.
Patience means that you are consistently waiting while remaining content with expectancy. You persevere through those moments of pain. You allow God to keep you encouraged while you wait. You occupy your time and remain busy for the Lord (1 Corinthians 7:32) while you wait. You help and bless other people including your family, friends and loved ones while you wait. You wait with an expectation that the promises of God are still Yea and Amen for you and that God is not a respecter of persons no matter if you’re 25 or 65 and still single. (2 Corinthians 1:20, Acts 10:34)
You embrace patience.
You love her, and you thank God for her because in her you find joy, peace, and a supernatural ability to maintain. In her you find power to allow yourself to be kept by God as you wait, in spite of your feelings and emotions. (Jude 24). In her you find character building qualities that only make you stronger and wiser in the end.
On the other side of perfected, or matured patience is the promise…but until then continue to remain steadfast, continue to endure and persevere, continue to remain complete in Him and allow Jesus to be all the Man you will ever need, hope for and desire with God as your ultimate companion and patience as your best friend.
“For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.” Hebrews 10:36Kim Brooks, author of bestselling novels, She That Findeth, He\'s Fine...But is He Saved? and more. www.kimontheweb.com
A refreshing voice for today’s Christian single, Kim Brooks is the Award-winning, National Bestselling author of novel, He's Fine...But is He Saved? its sequel and her latest novel, She That Findeth - an Atria/Simon & Schuster release. As a licensed minister, she is also the author of several self-help books and eBooks including, How To Date and Stay Saved and Singles, Overcome! A former guest columnist for Gospel Today and with appearances on The Word Network and in EBONY Magazine, Kim Brooks shares, through the Word of God, how it is possible to live an exciting, purpose-driven, drama-free abstinent until marriage lifestyle in the perfect will of God. Subscribe to her free daily devotional for singles, which reaches thousands globally, and for more information about her books and booking visit www.KimOnTheWeb.com