Wait Up for The Lord

grayscale close up photo of woman holding flower crown running in grass fieldIn the waiting period for that tailor-made spouse, a person must examine through prayer and meditation to make sure that he or she is not running ahead of the Lord.

The Spirit had prompted me to examine this in myself after the Spirit warned me through a fellow believer.  This believer and I had not even been discussing anything concerning this idea.  It was a very rough realization to see that I had indeed been running ahead of the Lord when I was believing and saying that I was ready for a relationship.  I discovered that I hadn’t yet been ready in my own heart to want to receive it yet.  And though I have now come to that readiness, I wondered about ministry opportunities I may have missed while focusing too far ahead in my life.

In all blessings and circumstances, both the Lord and us can benefit from making sure we are not outrunning Him.  The Lord is benefitted because it allows Him unhindered appreciation from us on current blessings that would otherwise be broken by an impatience for the next blessing.

We are benefitted when we keep a check on this because then we aren’t wearing ourselves out with disappointment and anger at the Lord on failed efforts to make something happen.  My relationship with the Lord was hindered by a wall of disappointment and misconceptions from wondering if He really did want to bless me with what i asked.  He certainly does want to bless me with what I ask and is always blessing me and everyone with something,  for the bible states

We have all received one gracious gift after another from His abundance (John 1:16)

He deserves thanks and acknowledgement through appreciation of one blessing at a time, though.

I can see the extreme benefits of not jumping ahead of the Lord in the gift of marriage.  Every day with your spouse is so precious and that time shouldn’t be rushed, unless you want to lose that special time with them.  For example, a friend of mine had constantly been worrying about when and how she was going to get pregnant.  That is what she was focused on as far as her sex life with her husband.  I had to remind her that intimacy with her husband was so special any time and that was the blessing she ought to want to appreciate at that point.  She could count on her desire for a baby to be fulfilled eventually and then she would have even more joy in her life, but her husband is the bigger blessing and she had him there.

Satan’s network of darkness would love to rob the Lord of our thankfulness/appreciation, trust, and enjoyment in anything. After all

The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My (the Lord’s) purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life (John 10:10)

The Lord wants to bless us and let us savor each prayer come true….and He deserves that joy and appreciation.  So don’t wear yourself out by running too fast.  Enjoy the resting points along the way!

About Brittney Hamilton

I am a beloved of Jesus Christ my Lord, to whom has made me a teacher and such of the Word to His men and women. I am published author of three devotional-type books.
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