Good morning sweet friends! If y’all have been reading around here for awhile, then y’all know I didn’t hid the waiting period I was in the past few years. After the end of a 6-year relationship, singleness set in and the waiting began- and wait I did! For almost 4 years the Lord went to town on my heart and my life- working through some tough stuff in my heart, clearing out my heart, making room for Him to take top spot,and truly molding me into the woman I was meant & created to be. And over that long, hard wait something interesting happened… as I grew in the Lord and discovered his purpose and plans for me, I feel in love with my life! I loved every messy, beautiful, broken, healed, hard, joyful minute of it!! And I have my waiting period to thank for that! And then at the exact minute that God had been planning all along, my waiting period ended- and a new chapter began!
Recently I’ve gotten a lot of questions from girls going through their own waiting periods about how to stay encouraged and faithful. While I wish I had the perfect answer, or could tell you when it was going to end (on days of frustration I used to say “I just wish I knew how long I would be waiting for!”) – I do hope that I can encourage you. What I clung to throughout my waiting period was the promise that * God will not keep you waiting a minute longer than is necessary. *
Let that promise sink in for a minute! The Lord has the most perfect, down to the second, timed plan for your life and the millisecond He sees your timing up- your wait will end! I used to pray and praise Him that each day was one day closer to the end of my wait and to seeing what the next chapter of my life would hold! I clung yo that promise with everything I had! Conversely, I also prayed that the Lord would open my eyes to see how he was working in my heart and life, and when I saw how he was transforming my heart- there was no denying that he had necessary work to do!
I know this is a lengthy post but I pray that if you find yourself waiting, this would encourage you as well! Feel free to reach out personally if you’d like to chat more!
On a lighter note, I finally caved and got the Amazon Nightgown and now I see what the fuss is about! This dress is basically the most comfortable thing I’ve ever worn and the vibrant colors are just gorgeous! FYI, it’s a little low so when I wore it to work I added a tank under for some security 🙂