If you have been celibate for a significant amount of time and still have not met your spouse, you may find yourself saying, “I’ve been waiting, but nothing’s happening. I’m getting tired and discouraged. What do I do now?”
The frustration is understandable.
But don’t give up! The Wait Always Works.
Yes, The Wait always produces results.
Here are some things to remember when you feel like you are encountering too many challenges while practicing The Wait:
1.Beware of Pitfalls
How you wait is as important as why.
If you have been patiently hoping for better days in your romantic life but aren’t seeing them yet, here are some possible reasons why your wait could be setting you back rather than helping you:
- You’re waiting for a certain person
- You’re waiting for God to do all the work
- You don’t really know why you’re waiting
2. There’s Plenty to Do in the Meantime
As I’ve mentioned before, these are some of the important areas I suggest you focus on if you’re planning your own time of waiting such as:
- Health and fitness
- Personal finance
- Entrepreneurship (starting a business, working for a start-up)
- Creativity (painting, acting, composing music, writing a novel, doing standup comedy)
- Helping others by doing charitable work
3. Trust What You Can’t See
Like any discipline, The Wait has its ups and downs, its periods of achievement, and it plateaus when it seems like nothing is happening.
Much of God’s work happens behind the scenes where it’s not obvious to our perceptions.
Faith keeps us going through those quiet times, trusting that if we persist and stay true to our intention, He will reward us.
4. Stay on God’s Timetable
You’re doing it for the right reasons, doing the work on your mind and character, and staying disciplined about sex. But nothing has happened, and you’re starting to lose hope that it ever will. What are you doing wrong?
First of all, you might not be doing anything wrong. It will happen when you are mentally, emotionally, and spiritually ready, but there’s no way to know when that will be.
In this case, it’s difficult for us to say, “Just keep waiting,” but that’s what we have to do. You must have faith that God will make your wait worthwhile.
Now that you have some tips on how to keep focus and keep going while you wait, it’s time to take action! In the comments below, let me know which tip resonated with you the most and has sparked your drive to make a change TODAY!