Hey sis! You've been on my heart for the past few days. We are in a season where many people are getting married and engaged, which can cause us to ask God the question, “What about me?” It's easy to compare your season to someone else’s season when they receive the very thing that you’ve been praying for, but rest assured, your blessing is on the way!
Note: Scripture teaches us that it is unwise to compare ourselves amongst ourselves (2 Corinthians 10:12 KJV).
I keep hearing God say "objects in mirror are closer than they appear". Normally, when we see these words on the side-view mirrors in our vehicles they are there as safety precautions to bring us into the awareness of an object being closer than it appears. When I heard this I knew it meant that the blessing is closer than it appears! Specifically speaking, the marriage that you have been believing God for is closer than you think. In this season, we must not relent or grow weary in well doing because we know that in our DUE SEASON we will reap if we faint not (Galatians 6:9).
Note: Your due season is an appointed or opportune time ordained by God.
Settling for less than God’s best and compromising our standards are results of growing weary. We must stay the course and know that our Father in heaven has plans for us that are good! We have to trust that His timing is perfect. If we get the blessing outside of God’s timing we could potentially mess it up because we lack the capacity to sustain it.
Encouraging ourselves in the Lord keeps us from growing weary. 1 Samuel 30:6 tells us how the psalmist David encouraged himself in the Lord. In other words, David found strength in the Lord. When we feel like settling or throwing in the towel it is imperative that we begin to exercise the Word of God. In His Word there is strength, there is comfort, and there is life.
A major key to triumphing in this season is learning how to be happy for others. The Bible teaches us in Romans 12:15 to rejoice with those who rejoice. We must be intentional about not allowing envy or bitterness to take root in our hearts. I know a pastor that used to say, "When God blesses your neighbor, that means He’s in your neighborhood!" Sis, be encouraged, your blessing is closer than you think!
Here are a few Scriptures that I use for encouragement during this season:
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. - Galatians 6:9 KJV
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: - Ecclesiastes 3:1 KJV
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. - Jeremiah 29:11 NLT
For the LORD God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The LORD will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right. - Psalm 84:11 NLT
Love and Blessings,