I had to wait, wait and wait for a God-sent partner. With lots of disappointments along the way, I got very anxious, could hardly sleep at night and I developed high blood pressure. I emancipated as my weight dropped drastically from 65kg to 45kg. I did have married men approach me for marriage but I found grace to obey my leaders not to accept them as God’s response to my prayer. I found grace to wait on God and His timing, which seemed so very long though. I found grace to occupy myself with the work of the ministry. I found grace to hear God for myself and He kept saying words to me like, “hold on,” “I have not finished with you,” the appointed time will come.” Then the real waiting began! I started holding unto these words in 2007 and I kept waiting through 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and until 2012, when God led me to a fellowship. There I was ministered to and the word that came was that I must forgive all who have been offending and disappointing me. Hmmm, did I have a choice? Difficult as it was, I found grace to forgive them all, and somehow I could reason like Jesus my Lord and like Him, I could see and say, ‘they didn’t know what they were doing.’
Soon after, the word spoken to me by God came to pass. My appointed time came. In April 2012, I got married. God showed me mercy and His word came to pass in my life when I could forgive and show others mercy.
To men and women who have been experiencing disappointments as you wait for your future partner, I encourage you to forgive and let go and God will bring to pass your desire as you find grace to wait and to hold unto Him in faith.
SEE: God’s mercy is from everlasting to everlasting (Psalm 103:17). And with the merciful, God shows Himself merciful (Psalms 18:25). Therefore, be obedient to God’s Word to show mercy and be forgiving as you wait. WAIT because ‘none shall lack her mate,’ says His Word (Isaiah 34:16). Wait because ‘..your change will come.’ (Job 14:14). Your desire to be happily married will come to pass in Jesus name