I dedicate this blog to all my single girlfriends who are waiting for their God’s best. 🙂
As I write this blog, I’ll be speaking about waiting in a perspective of a woman. Well, I can never speak for men. 🙂
We (meaning single women) have different reasons why we want to wait for the “right person”. It could be because some of us had been from past relationships that didn’t work and we just want the next one to be the right and last one. Or, some who haven’t been into any relationship would have the same reason as I have – I want to wait on God because He gives the best.
This verse always remind me of waiting. This is about the wedding that Jesus attended and He turned the water into wine. (John 2: 9-10)
When the master of ceremonies tasted the water that was now wine, not knowing where it had come from (though, of course, the servants knew), he called the bridegroom over. “A host always serves the best wine first,” he said. “Then, when everyone has had a lot to drink, he brings out the less expensive wine. But you have kept the best until now!”
The application we can get from this verse is not just on waiting for the right person. It can be about anything that we are waiting from God. We can taste all the different wines this world has to offer but we must remember that not all wines taste good. Some could just give a bitter or weird taste to our tongue. That’s the best thing about waiting. God spares us from that bad taste for something that is not even worth it – it’s a cheap wine! God always have kept the best wine. And He will serve it when the right time has come. And if it comes from God, anything will be worth it. 🙂
And then, the next question that would pop up would be – How would you know that he is the one that God has given to you? Well, I can’t speak for all because God works in our lives differently. And to be honest, I can never answer that question until that time would come.
We really don’t have to focus on the waiting itself. Because it will come, short or long wait. Maybe the question that we should be asking to ourselves is – “While I’m waiting, what should I be doing?” I truly believe that being single is a blessing. There are just a lot of things we can do more for God, for our family, for our friends and to other people and sometimes, for our selves because we all have the time and resources.
These are just some of the things that I could suggest (some based from my experience, others – things I want to do):
– serve God through a ministry in a church or through other volunteer organizations
– be a part of a women’s fellowship group
– join activities for singles like retreats or camps
– get a hobby and share it with someone
– travel and visit relatives or friends or meet people
– make time for family
– have a career that you really love
– of course, make friends with the opposite sex, get to know them (but always remember: Do not awaken love until it so desires – Song of Songs 8:4)
I can just give a very long list on the things that we singles can truly do and enjoy. And you know what, while still single and waiting – how about a deeper relationship with our Creator? That would be the bestest of the best. And don’t ever miss that! 🙂