Monday, December 19, 2011

Was It Worth The Wait?

To all of you out there that waited patiently for God to bring the right spouse into your life, was it worth the wait?  All those years of remaining chaste, not dating around, waiting on God's perfect timing...was it worth it?

A neighbor of mine waited until she was in her early 30's to get married.  Her husband was 40 and waited upon God's timing.  They are madly in love.  She just had her third baby.  They are both so happy they waited for God's best.

Many people want to learn from their mistakes.  They think that is a healthy thing.  To me that means they want to sin.  They don't want to walk in obedience to God.  They want to try things the world's ways.  They settle for much less than what God has in store for them if they would just seek Him.

Wise people want to learn from other people's mistakes.  They agree that God knows what He is talking about and that His ways are best.  They know that God is a promise keeper and He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.  They don't need to try things the way the world says to because they know the world's ways are wrong and can lead to a path of destruction.

Raise wise children.  Read them Proverbs a lot.  Teach them God's ways and how good they are when followed.  Teach them not to settle and do things the world's ways but to wait patiently and trust God.

Did you wait for God's best or did you compromise with the world and settle for something way less than what God wanted for you?

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths. 
Proverbs 3:5,6