Waiting for God’s Timing

Any single lady will eventually come to a point in life where she questions whether the guy she is dating is the one she wants as her life partner. The same is true for guys. Unless you have the gift of celibacy, there will always be this aching desire within you to be pursued, cherished, needed, and loved by another individual of the opposite sex.

Here is my story.

You see, there’s this amazing Christian guy I met in church. I hadn’t noticed him before, but somehow, it all started one day. We would call each other at night, talk for hours, go on dates like other couples, but we were not officially together. I was the one who suggested to keep our relationship under wraps.

Yet, I knew this wasn’t right. I knew if I were to seriously pray about it, God would have told me to wait for His timing. After taking into consideration different aspects (including the guy’s character and my own immaturity to be in a relationship), I decided to call it off. I told the guy we should stop going out like couples and stop calling each other affectionate names. We both suffered through that period of separation. We became strangers all of a sudden. For almost half a year, he stopped going to church. And then I saw him one night. My feelings for him resurfaced. But weeks later, I found out through a friend that he was interested in a new girl. The hurt and betrayal consumed me. I questioned God, “I’ve done what You wanted me to do. I obeyed You. I gave up precious people in my life just to please You. You know if I were to choose, I would choose You, God. Why is this happening to me? Have I made a wrong choice? Was I stupid to let go of someone like him?”

Though it was a difficult experience, God gave me the grace and peace to accept what has happened. Psalm 37:4 says, “Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.” While I have yet to see the shadow of my future life partner, I am not anxious about it. I know God has the best man for me in mind. He always has and always will. Until the right man walks in, let us focus on loving God and His people. There are much more important things to do for God’s kingdom as sons and daughters of the Most High.

Written by Edna Ho for YMI

4 replies
  1. Ashley
    Ashley says:

    Dear Edna,

    Thanks for sharing your story and indeed to end a relationship with someone who you desire and like is always not easy. Persoanlly, I am struggling to stop a relationship that I yearn for because it doesn’t seemed to be working out. However,I am still praying for it every now and then. But, I want to share with you that in God, we have the freedom to like someone and also the freedom to stop liking someone. This is true freedom that is given to us as children of God. Let us pray for the patient to wait on God’s rigth time for us to meet our true love. Thank you Lord, in Jesus’ name I prayed. Amen.

    Faith, Love & Hope

  2. linda
    linda says:

    thanks for sharing your experience with us. I have the same story with you. I struggle to let go the one who I love for 10 years. It doesn’t easy to do that, right? Until now I still pray for it. But one thing that I know God have the best plan for all of us. He has the right timing to unite us with someone who will be our husband/wife. Wait patiently and stay strong in God, girls 🙂

    Warm hug and love from me

  3. ymiblogging
    ymiblogging says:

    Thanks Ashley and Linda for sharing your thoughts. It’s indeed great to know that God has our best interests and heart and we can trust in His plans for our life:)

  4. potato
    potato says:

    Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I’m going through a similar situation right now, though it’s a little bit different.
    But it is relatable, and the betrayal part really hurts. And the immaturity part of entering a relationship, i think that applies to me as well. God will make our paths straight, we just have to trust in Him and all He has planned for us will come to past. 🙂

    Trust that God is bigger than your worry & entirely capable of guiding you.

    God Bless you.


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