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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Why God Allow Us to Wait?

"When God know you are ready for the responsibility of commitment,
He will reveal the right person for you under the right circumstances,
so wait patiently,
don't waste your time searching and wishing for someone to come into your life,
grow and be ready, and you will see,
God will give you a love story far better than what you've been dreaming"

This incredible quote has totally changed my perception in life and my views towards destiny. Indeed, God has His own magical way of revealing His master plan to us. All we need is trust His ways.

I've been posting entries about waiting for like a hundred times in my blog. "Waiting" has been part of  my blabbing almost every month. Until, lately I became extremey tired.

Oh, "Waiting". 

It might just be a simple word, but to people who have been endlessly waiting for something terrific to happen in their lives, this word denotes anxiety. 

But why God allow us to wait in the first place? This is the same question I have been asking for the past 10 years of my life. Why I need to wait longer than my contemporary. Why a certain thing I've been wished for could not just be given to me. Why others easily get what they want while I have to wait until eternity.

All my life I feel like I am endlessly waiting for something that might never happen at all. Waiting for a great opportunity to land in my doorsteps, waiting for a beautiful moment to come, waiting for someone to dash towards me. Ah, waiting!

Until waiting became a painful ordeal that I need to endure everyday. It thoroughly became the most incomprehensible word I ever found in the dictionary. 

But I could not just simply allow myself to be ruined with self-defeating thoughts just because I have to wait longer, just because all my plans did not happen according to the time table I set, just because no one swept off my feet. I must change my views. I must learn to be circusmpect. And do something to counteract the exhausting effect of waiting. That's when I realized I need to go back to myself and recognized my self-worth and allow my subconcious to process the value of waiting.

But how to fully understand the art of waiting without breaking into pressure?

There's one at least beautiful lesson I learned from Rissa Singson-Kawpeng, Editor-in-Chief of Kerygma magazine. One of the topics she wrote in her book, “Confessions of an Impatient Bride” (she too had to wait longer before she met her lifetime partner) was about the value of waiting where she compared it to the attitude of the potters in Japan:

"In Japan, potters carefully molded the clay and waited long to release the bubbles before they would put it in the molding jar..."

Rissa concluded the story with...

"God has a purpose for our waiting. He's actually allowing us to mature and grow stronger to handle the complexities in life. He allows us to develop and evolve emotionally so that when it's time for us to make a big decision, we won't crack under pressure". 

Everything that happens in this world happens at the time God chooses (Ecclesiastes 3:1-11)

"Where we are is where God wants us to be. No "ifs", no "buts". If we believe that there are no ifs in God's world, then we can rest assured that where we are right now and how we got here is where God exactly wants us to be". For I know well the plans I have in mind for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare, not for woe! Plans to give you a future full of hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)

"When God doesn't reveal His plans clearly, maybe He is teaching us something better, something better than clarity". And that's why God allow us to wait. He just wants us to grow into a better and mature person and get rid off our insecurities. He just wants to protect us from going down the pit of abusive and painful relationship. He does not want to end up defeated.

This message of waiting is the reason why I never felt pressured in my life. I know something great is just waiting me out there. I just have to trust God fully because His time is always perfect.

I have also learned the fact that we should not fall in love with just the idea of being in love because we will drown with its complexities. Love is a very complex matter and if we just fall in love with love we will be totally lost. Because Love is not just a feeling, it is a decision, a choice. In fact, there is no such thing as falling in love, it is only an idiomatic expression. A strong relationship is not just built in love but it should be built around trust and respect.

I believe that people should get themselves involve in a relationship because it is the right time. You choose him not because you are madly in love with him but because he happens to be the person who is there at the right place at the right time. So how do you know that it is love? It's when the shoe fits perfectly.

So wait for that special moment to come. It is part of God's plan. He allows us to wait so that when He reveals His special gift, we are mentally, emotionally and psychologically prepared and matured enough to handle a relationship and strong enough to wind off challenges.

Waiting therefore is a gift, a beautiful process of preparing ourselves to be more secured and confident and won't crack under pressure. Should you still confuse and anxious about waiting, just think of the lessons from the potters in Japan.

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