“Everything that happens in this world happens at the time God chooses.”
– Ecclesiastes 3:1
by Rissa Singson Kawpeng
Waiting is probably one of the most difficult things for a single person to do. I know. I waited for many, many years before I met “the One.” I knew that the Lord had someone in store for me because I believed I was called to the married life. But it was the waiting that was killing me!
When the pain of loneliness would strike, I’d turn to the Lord and sometimes pray, “I know You can do it. In a blink of an eye, You could sent that man for me. So why don’t You just do it?”
The Lord would often answer me with silence. Maybe because He knew that I knew the answer to my question anyway.
Yes, God has a purpose for making us wait that many times we don’t see. In my case, I now realized that the many years I spent as a single woman wanting to be a bride have equipped me to be an inspiration to countless others on their “wait training.”
Just the other day, a single woman emailed me. She read my book, Confessions of an Impatient Bride and was greatly encouraged. But her birthday was coming soon and, somehow, her body clock seemed to tick louder than usual. She wrote, “In my lack of perfect faith, I am ashamed that I still worry about getting old and not being able to find the man of my dreams.”
Oh, that could have been my theme song when I was in her shoes years ago.
So to women like her, and to all of us who, at one time or another, had to wait for an answer to a prayer, I share a part of a poem entitled, “Wait” by an anonymous author.
So be silent, My child, and in time you will see
That the greatest of gifts is to get to know Me.
And how often may My answers seem terribly late
My most precious answer of all is still, “WAIT!”
Excerpt from Something Happened on My Way to Happy Ever After by Rissa Singson Kawpeng
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I am so inspired by Rissa’s story. I guess I can relate to the waiting as I have been waiting for that special person. I wish to know more how to be patient and not to despair inspite of the wait. Thanks.
Nice article 🙂
this makes me feel great…thank you for reminding me that my case is not hopeless after all. someday, god will give me right guy for me.
This is very inspiring. An eye opener for all women who are losing their faith to finding “the one.” This book is a must read.
When you find the perfect one you will feel both the magic. But that goes without difficult trials. My advice know when he cares for you if he keeps asking details about you when ever what ever where ever he irritates you, you and you alone can make him feel loved and understood that no other man can take you away from him…. big break up starts from little stupid mis understanding. If you dont chances are you’ll regret in tears and you will wait million years of your next next life while he waste his life and then if you truly believe in love love will find the way back to you
God has revealed to me everything now. “Patience” – there’s magic in here. Being happy while I am single is the best gift that God has given me. Now, I can feel Him. He is whispering to me.. wait, you’re one in a million. I will find you…
Sorry to rain on your parade Ladies, but finding a partner has less to do with faith but rather a series of random events. Picking your future partner based solely on the spiritual is naive at best and down-right dangerous at worst. Furthermore, the idea of a “soulmate” is juvenile high jinks that should’ve been removed from your system right after high school. If you didn’t, then you’re probably ill eqipped to handle the day to day stress of adulthood. My point is this, if you meet somebody, and you like this person, then by golly go ahead and try the relationship thing. But if you’re unsure about anything and you use your “direct line” to the Almighty as your basis to make a informed decision, then your decision is unsubstantiated and you will find yourself wondering in the dark for the rest of your life.
Has it ever occured to you that these “random events” might be the work of a supreme being? Until and unless you have been in these ladies’ shoes, you do not have the right to lambast them for having faith in God, in trusting God to bless them with a partner of their dreams or a partner God deems apt for them.
Thank you Ms Rissa, you always inspire me with the article that you make.. God bless you and continue to be an inspiration to the many singles out there..