I keep myself busy – work, my girls, bible study and serving in the community that I live.(Maybe that’s my way of avoiding those lonely moments…) but recently I’m finding it harder and harder to avoid those feelings, those thoughts.I have to admit – right at the outset of this post – that I have been putting it off for some time….ok, a long time!I have been ignoring the Spirit’s prompting to write – just hoping that the feeling would go away, or I would think of something else to write instead.I need to model how to live, how to wait on God and how to pray for the godly partner that He has chosen for them, and for me. Remember the former things long past, for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is no one like Me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things which have not been done, saying, ‘My purpose will be established, and I will accomplish all My good pleasure’; calling a bird of prey from the east, the man of My purpose from a far country.Truly I have spoken; truly I will bring it to pass. The Bible does give specific characteristics that men and women should strive for in a healthy marriage.
(Not that it affects me directly, but it still hits close to the heart).The right time for marriage is when both the man and the woman are prepared to leave their families and join with their new spouse (Ephesians ).It may take time for individuals to feel like they are one in their marriage, that they have developed emotional distance from their parents and really bonded with their spouse.More often than I’d like to admit I get frustrated with God and ask Why do I have to wait so long? Of course, that is not at all how God wants me to respond.The last number of months have been good – not easy, but haven’t had those feelings creeping up.