It's been awhile, hasn't it? Well, I'm back. This two month break has been really great. I feel refreshed, revived, and ready to write. So, here we go....
"As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit-just as you were called to one hope when you were called-one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all." Ephesians 4:1-6
As I read these verses, my heart was greatly encouraged at the statement that we, as believers, are unified. (I will come back to this thought later...) There are many times when my heart desperately longs to meet the one that God has designed for me. I sometimes feel like it's not going to be worth the wait and that I should just compromise (to be perfectly honest). I question if my prince really does exist and wonder if I will have to compromise some of my standards if I am to be with him. Over these past months, God has been teaching me to be content with where I am at. I now realize that He has better things for me right now, and that my time has not yet come. I am beginning to see the beauty in waiting, and God has thoroughly assured me that I WILL NOT have to compromise. I realized that, when I am to meet the man that God has for me, Christ will already be in him. One night, the Lord asked me, "How much do you love me?" I quickly replied, "With all of my heart, soul, mind, and strength." (And now, the aforementioned verse comes into play). If we are united as believers, and if we truly love Christ, we have the opportunity to love each other powerfully. My heart was encouraged by the idea that my love for Christ will transcend into my love for my future husband. I will know, when I am to be with him, that Christ is in him. And that, my love for Christ, which already exists, will help me love him more deeply. I am in love with my husband already. And now, instead of pleading and bargaining with God, I have decided to pray for him. When I feel sad or anxious about not being with him now, I focus on the joy that is to come. And I am overwhelmingly satisfied.