Honestly! God allows us to go through seasons in order to encourage others. So I was just fantasizing about the day I'd finally meet my man, lol. Whiles I was fantasizing The Holy Spirit gave me a revelation.
First, He reminded me of a specific sermon delivered by a woman of God whom I had recently been following. She preached on the seven biblical marriage principles from late Derek Prince's book God Is a Matchmaker. The fifth is that God presented the woman (Eve) to the man (Adam).
Genesis 2:22 (AMF) And the rib which the LORD God had taken from the man He made (fashioned, formed) into a woman, and He brought her and presented her to the man.
The Holy Spirit led me to think of what we do before we present a thesis, project proposal in university or at workspaces. Before a presentation we prepare right? We conduct research, study, and make any necessary corrections, as well as ask others to help us review our work. We also go over everything till it's time for us to stand in front of our colleagues.
God uses the singleness season to prepare the woman for the man. It is a time set aside for pruning and preparation. There is no time to entertain fleshly emotions of desiring to be with someone.
We ought to prepare! How do we prepare?
We prepare with the Word of God sis! We ought to read The Bible and discover how God perceives a true godly relationship between man and woman. The Bible is the only resource that defines what a true GODLY relationship between a woman and a man should be! It also establishes the role and responsibilities of a wife in marriage.
Esther 2:12 Each young woman's turn came to go in to King Ahasuerus after she had completed twelve months' preparation, according to the regulations for the women, for thus were the days of their preparation apportioned: six months with oil of myrrh, And six months with sweet odours, and with other things for the purifying of the women.
12 months of preparation before meeting the King! Please understand that this does not imply that you will meet your future husband after a year. Instead, regard these 12 months as a lot of time sacrificed, dedicated, and set aside for God to help you prepare for who He has ordained just for you.
Ecclesiaties 3:1 There is a season (a time appointed) for everything and a time for every delight and event or purpose under heaven-
You must trust God during the preparation season, and a major sign that you are not trusting God is when you dwell on and engage with thoughts like "oh I want to be in a relationship", "ei she has boyfriend what about me", "ah I'm tired of this waiting"... Sometimes the singleness period gets weary but remember God provides us with strength (Isaiah 40:29-31). Allow God to present your man at His appointed time! Do you think God will give you something less than what you expected if you have waited for many years? God exceeds our expectations!!!
HE EXCEEDS OUR EXPECTATIONS
Ephesians 3:20-21 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Instead of whining, complaining, and overthinking, Praise Him ahead of time, as instructed in Ephesians 3:21, "to Him be glory..."
God will surprise you. However, you have a role to play before the presentation:
-Study the Word! Especially Proverbs 31.
-Develop Self care and love.
-Appreciate and PRAISE God in advance.
-Let praises rise from the inside of You. Let the fragrance of your worship fill the Heavens!!!!
-Praise Him with no doubt!
-Pray for your future husband
Work on yourself and allow God to mold you into the victorious woman He needs you to be before the presentation so you can represent Him properly. Imagine going to a presentation looking off. That's how you will look if you're unprepared.
Mathew 25:10 (NKJV) And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut.
You dress appropriately for a presentation and put on your best outfit and walk confidently into the room. You speak eloquently throughout.
When you lay down your desire to be in a relationship and allow God to work on you, you will be physically, spiritually, emotionally, and mentally attractive when you enter the conference or lecture room!!!!
Woman of God, Prepare!