Waiting And Praying
Last night after our weekly Twitter Christian Singles Chat, I received a direct message from one of my followers with the following question:
Okay, I’ve always been told to wait on God when it comes to dating by the mothers of the church. Okay, so I’m waiting and praying…no problem but then other people say it’s my fault that I’m 29 yrs old and never dated. Part of me is starting to believe them. I’m confused. What do I do? Do I continue to wait? Waiting is what I’ve been taught.
Me: Hey there, sure you continue to wait however, you can do things while you wait. Waiting is not about putting your life on hold and doing nothing. Have you tried Internet dating? How about occupying your time with that? Its a great way to meet men and learn how to go on a date; which is simply meeting, greeting and having conversations. Have lots of conversations while you wait. A colleague of mine was waiting, praying, Internet dating, having lots of conversations, volunteering, working, flying solo, going out with friends and living life when she met her now fiance on an Internet dating site. They are set to walk down the aisle in February 2014.
Expect To Receive
I looked up the definition of waiting and here’s what I found: waiting is being and remaining ready and available for use. While you pray and wait, listen to God and do what he tells you to do. Let him develop you while you wait. Go where he tells you to go. Show up and be ready. Expect to receive while you wait. I’m waiting on God for a lot of things however, I’m also doing a lot while I wait and taking advantage of every opportunity that comes my way.
Wait, Pray And Do Something
Today during my prayer time, I put one of those things before God and my phone rang no sooner than I said Amen with a possibility. My phone rang because earlier in the week, I took advantage of an opportunity presented to me by a colleague. My colleague shared the opportunity with me because I told her I was looking for it. Had I not taken action, I wouldn’t be on the path to my answer. See how that works? Wait, pray and do something!
Flying Solo Is A Must
To answer her question should she go out by herself, my answer is she should absolutely go out by herself and so should you. Flying solo is a must. Last week I went out to listen to live music with myself at a restaurant/lounge. I use the term “with myself” because I’m enjoying my own company. I requested a table for one, looked at the menu, ordered something lite to eat because it was late and enjoyed the show.
I’m Impressed With You
On my way out of the restaurant, a gentleman stopped me and said, “I’m impressed with you!” I stood there wondering why and then he said, “You walked into this space, you confidently took your seat and you enjoyed your own company. That is very sexy!” WOW! I had no idea anyone was paying attention. Every single single woman should do what I did and do it often. Its at the top of my list of recommendations.
Something to think about…
What say you? Did I miss anything? How would you answer her question?
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