Sound Advice For When You’re Waiting
God’s timing is perfect. We say it all the time, but how often do we actually believe this truth? We’re constantly growing impatient, telling God to hurry up and give us what we want. That can be especially true when it comes to looking for Mr. Right. And as blogger Jordan Lee puts it in a powerful Facebook post, when we’re waiting for love, we sometimes turn people into ice cream cones. Read on to see just what this means!
Jordan has an interesting way to describe waiting for “the right one.” She writes:
“To my girls feeling lonely or waiting for love:
Yesterday we failed to make reservations at our favorite restaurant and got there with empty bellies only to find out there was over an hour wait. Irritated, we opted to check out the restaurant across the street.
45 minute wait there.
Extra annoyed and super HANGRY we stormed off. Okay not really, but we were frustrated. We were so hungry that we decided to get dessert first. Just to keep our blood sugar up.
As we finished our ice cream, we were still hungry. It helped, but didn’t quite do the trick. Thankfully, our table was ready and we sat down to eat a completely satisfying meal. I fell asleep as he drove me home, so obviously it was good.
So what’s my point? I think sometimes we turn people into ice cream cones.
Like our hearts are so hungry as we wait and wait, as place after place we seek satisfaction from fails, that we settle.
And that’s just it. Sometimes, we chase after a man, or run into an ice cream shop, for that quick little fix. Funny though, how we still feel hungry, or lonely, still. It’s not quiet enough.
I know because I do it. And I know what you’re thinking as you look at pictures of us grinnin’ & stuff: “big whoop. At least I’ve got a guy.” Well, yes, but that doesn’t just turn off lonely.
Because I’m a firm believer that the condition of loneliness has very little to do with a relationship status. But everything to do with God calling us to be alone with Him.
I’ve felt lonely time after time both in and out of a relationship. I get antsy when Matt doesn’t text back. I question if I’m a burden to him. I wonder if he misses me when we’re apart. I spend countless hours shuffling through lies in my head telling me I’m not quite missable or noticeable or love-able enough. Just like you do, girlfriend. Whether your single or madly in love.
So if you’re feeling lonely, look at what you’re filling yourself up with. Is it an ice cream cone, or in other words, a romance? OR is it the real meal? I’ll bet if you wait and seek a little longer, your table will be ready. And He will satisfy your hunger.
Because loneliness doesn’t exist in a place where God’s love dwells. I promise you that. #soulscripts
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Jordan may be young, but she has a wisdom that can only come from the Holy Spirit! And her message doesn’t just apply to relationships, but rather, any time we are waiting on God. When we try to rush God’s perfect timing by settling for what we can make happen in the here and now, we are robbing ourselves of the amazing blessings He has planned for us.
Hold on, and hold out for true satisfaction that can only come from our Lord!
“I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” Psalm 27:13-14
This young woman chose love over fear, and it’s so inspiring!
Credit: Soul Scripts