A lot of times, when we’re believing God for a mate, we get caught up in the “How” of it all. You know what I mean, it’s been a while and you’re like, “Lord, I know you’re going to bless me with a mate, but HOW will you do it?”
You can’t quite figure it out so you find yourself sitting in the same area where a certain single brother at church normally sits, or you may even move to another city or change careers because you figure, “There must not be any good men where I am
anyway – maybe my mate is in this new city.”
During my morning devotional time with the Lord, I read about the man with an infirmity
for 38 years at the pool of Bethesda (John 5:1-9). Day in and day out, for years and
years this man had lain at this pool, and eventually grew deeply discouraged.
You see, at a certain time the angels would trouble the waters, and the first person to
get in after the waters were troubled got healed. The man figured he would never make
it in first because he didn’t have any one to carry him to the pool, so by the time he
finally made it down himself someone else already received their healing. Jesus noticed
the man and asked him if he would be made whole, and the man proceeded to tell Jesus
his sob story about why he would never get healed because he didn’t have anyone to
help him down the steps.
He was so focused on the methodology, or the “how” of it all, that he failed to realize
that he was talking to the Healer himself! Jesus next told the man to arise, take up
his bed and walk – he did and received his healing!
Just like the man at the pool of Bethesda, some of us worry ourselves and grow deeply
discouraged while trying to figure out how God is going to send us our mates.
Instead of focusing on the “how,” focus on trusting God while knowing that He will bring
all the desires of your heart to pass in due season for your life.
Hold fast to your profession of faith, allow God to order your steps, remain faithful
to Him, and let God hook you up!
Delight thyself also in the Lord: and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
Let us hold fast to the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful
that promised;) Hebrews 10:23
The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.