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Monday, December 14, 2009

Why Wait? What Are the Benefits?

By now you have probably figured out waiting will not be easy, so why wait? I mean, really what’s the point? I (Princess Alicia) used to ask that question a lot. So I decided to tell ya’ll about some of the benefits that I thought of.

Imagine on your wedding day, you’re walking down the aisle and you’re in the prettiest white wedding gown. I used to wonder why most brides wear white. Well, the reason brides wear white is because white is the color of purity. How would it feel to go down the aisle knowing you really are pure? How would it feel to take that vow, knowing that you saved yourself for your groom and you didn’t give your heart away, but you waited for God to put the person He wanted in your life?
Not only would that feel great, but it would guarantee you a great marriage! How can I say that?

Well, if you really waited for God to put the person He wanted in your life then your happily ever after ending awaits you. (Yes! I did just say a happily ever after ending :) God arranges marriages. Genesis 2:18 says this “Then the Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.’” So you see, God knew from the very beginning that it wasn’t good for us to be alone! God will make someone who is right for you, when the time is right. Did you notice I said when the time is right? Many people get married to the “right” person just at the wrong time. And because of lack of maturity on one or both parts, the marriage fails.

So how do I know when I am ready for marriage? You don’t, but God does.

But what happens if I don’t wait on God? Well, it is possible you will have a good marriage. I know people who are not even Christians who have good marriages.
But God doesn’t want you to have good marriage; He wants you to have the best marriage!
God wants to give you His best, but you have to wait on Him. If you try things your way instead of God’s, then you are not going to get “the best” that God had in mind for you. Isaiah 40:18 says
“Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him!”

When I said that if you wait on God than your happily ever after ending awaits you, I wasn’t kidding! Happily Ever After endings are just make-believe, right? No, actually they do exist, but they are just uncommon. When I say you can have a Happily Ever After ending I don’t mean nothing will go wrong or things will always go perfectly and that you won’t have any problems, the Bible clearly says in this world things are not always go how we want them to.
Happily Ever After Endings are in fact not “endings” at all. They are actually beginnings.
I see a Happily Ever After Beginning as a new phase of your life where God can now work through you and your husband, together. We cannot write our Happily Ever After Beginning only God can. This is why we need to wait on Him.

Trust God; He knows what He is doing! Psalm 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with ALL your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.” God knows what’s best and He has a GREAT plan for you! The biggest benefit for waiting on God is Him being able to use you! God wants to use us, but in order for Him to do so, we must learn to wait on HIM.
God knows what’s in your heart. He knows your desires, hopes, and dreams. Even if no one else does, God knows. Psalm 37:4 says “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.”
You see, it’s all in His time, and He knows things we don’t (like what’s really best for us.) Don’t try to do things your way. And like I’ve said (like 10 times already!) God doesn’t want what is just good for us; He wants the best for us! He loves us and if you find it hard to wait, then pray! Ask Him to help you to wait and be contentment. And God will not only come through for you, but He will reward you for waiting on Him. Psalms 27:14 (I love Psalms!)
“Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD."

Princess Alicia

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