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Making myself vulnerable, I asked her if she saw any blind spot I was missing that nobody was bothering to tell me about? Waiting is an interesting season. You feel inept to move forward, yet unsettled to stay put. At times it feels like life for others is moving miles per hour around you while your own blessed wheels are stuck in the proverbial mud. If we work to see change, then we are afraid of taking matters into our own hands causing the answer to wait until we learn not to strive. After a few days of not being able to shake the words of my pastor, I finally sat down and asked God the question.
OK, remember He loves you, He is for you. I trust You and [meanwhile all of Heaven is yawning just waiting for me to get on with it] …. I thought I had, but after 20 years of waiting the belief level had seriously deteriorated without me realizing it, like a tiny hole letting air out of a tire one unnoticeable breath at a time. How are you doing in the belief department? In seasons of waiting, we can get so focused on the breakthrough that we miss the breakout—breaking out of our harmful habits, misplaced priorities, unspoken fears, expired routine and cultural pressures.
God was more concerned about my dwindling belief than about my marital status. Because if belief goes, then hope begins to fall; and without either of those, disillusionment and discouragement are simply waiting eagerly in the wings for their grand entrance. So I chose to believe again. Really believe. I picked up the pace and ran into Starbucks for refuge. And then I smiled. OK, so he was a bit young for me a lot young for me. But five minutes after declaring I believed, someone was declaring they were in love. It was as if God applauded my prayers, enjoyed my renewed faith and rewarded my boldness.
Because it was never about the guy; it was always about my God. Waiting in the Starbucks queue I asked Him if my husband could please wear normal trousers and be a tad older than We laughed. And I never needed to ask my initial question again. She has Directed a charity working to fight against modern day slavery, authored two books focused on freedom Untangled and Unlimited , been in pastoral ministry for over 20 years, and is a popular speaker at conferences in the UK and abroad.
Jen has a passion for the Word, freedom, influence, running, and coffee — usually in that order. The Community! Get immediate access to our private Facebook Community and free resources from our founder Jill Monaco. Please note: Comments will not be posted until approved by our moderator. It may be a bit before you see your comment. We reserve the right to block comments that are snarky or off-topic and they may be edited for tone and clarity. We believe in offering different opinions but will not allow offensive language.
For more details read our Comment Guidelines. Get immediate access to our private Facebook Community and free resources for singles from our founder Jill Monaco. She then asked if I had ever posed the above question to God.
Honestly, being a Christian sometimes is exhausting. I trust You and [meanwhile all of Heaven is yawning just waiting for me to get on with it] … So, okay, right. What should I be doing? It never even crosses my mind. I believe. And that is enough for me. , It's Free! Single Matters. Single Matters is thrilled to share posts from guest writers.
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