There is something powerful that can happen when you wait on the Lord with good intention during your season of singleness. When you don’t complain and look at your season with thankfulness your perspective will be enlightened daily by the hand of God. Sometimes, we think waiting well means doing nothing. We often focus on our relationship status to change and we forget that’s not the purpose. The main focus of your single journey isn’t a status change or selfish gain. The main focus is seeking after God because he is good and learning how to grow your relationship with Him.
God is constantly changing you from the inside out, but it’s up to you to grab hold of his word and apply it. He isn’t trying to make you feel left out and alone. He is setting you apart in this particular season for His glory. There were many times in my single season where I felt like everyone else around me was getting the answers to the prayers they prayed, but me. I would see and hear praise reports continually and of course, I was happy for them. I just felt that at the same time as I waited on God and pursued His face I would feel like time was ticking for me. I would try my best not to complain, but when I had my quiet time with God I started to realize that my heart wasn’t full of praise. My heart was full of bitterness and frustration. I started to complain to the Lord during my quiet time instead of praising Him like I used to do. His word clearly mentions not to complain, but to live a clean life before the Lord.
Do everything without complaining and arguing, so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people. Philippians 2:14-15 (NLT)
God spoke to me one day during my quiet time with him that His timing for every area of my life was His perfect timing and not my own. He spoke to me telling me that my heart had to be healed from past issues and He was making me whole. I felt relieved, but I also took the time to repent for doubting Him and not really trusting Him like I knew I should. I knew I had to take another step during that time to fully surrender every area of my season of singleness to the Lord and allow Him to take total Lordship over it all. You may have felt just like I did that everyone is progressing, but you. You may not understand why and you may even feel like you have done all you can on your end. God could be calling you to surrender every part of your heart to Him like I did one evening in my prayer closet. He could be telling you this very instant to trust Him in a fresh new way. God wants you to trust Him and know He will always be faithful to you. God is allowing certain circumstances during your single season to build your character and teach you contentment. God does nothing without purpose. This scripture of contentment is a beautiful scripture to meditate on and reflect on as you learn to wait well on the Lord.
Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. Philippians 4:11 (KJV)
There will be days in your personal life where you feel like you want to complain, but reflecting on what God has done in your past can realign your heart to God. When you take special time daily to refocus your thoughts on God and speak to Him about His faithfulness your whole season will change. When you start being more thankful for your single journey and looking for ways to develop a grateful heart you will see God guide you even in the choices you make. When you feel like irritation and the spirit of complaining is trying to creep up on you immediately call out to God for supernatural help right then. He will not only help you, but He will guide you past your frustrations. Let His will be done in your life and not your will. He understands what you desire, but when you wait well on Him He will honor you with your heart’s desire.
Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires. Psalm 37:4 (NLT)
His plan and purpose for your singleness is full of adventure and wisdom. Don’t allow the waiting to make you move past the promises God told you. Let your heart be glad and enjoy learning more about God each day.
Contributor: Hanah St.Rose
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