And the LORD God said, [It is] not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. (KJV) Genesis 2:18
Welcome to Heart2Heart devotional for singles. Two friend stopped to admire the dazzling diamond rings behind a glass at a jewelry store. One gave a big sigh said, “Soon, God will bring me someone who will give me one of those type of rings.”
“God’s timing is perfect,” the other friend said. “I know, I know,” she said, “but what do I do while I wait? I’m not getting any younger and my nights are so very lonely…”
The last lady is echoing the sentiments of many men and woman who long, desire and fret waiting for Mr/Miss Right to bring love and commitment.
Some find them online. Others meet them in odd circumstances. And yet others who weren’t looking end up unexpectedly in love. Here are five “don’ts” while you wait for Mr/Miss Right.
1. AVOID THE LIE THAT ANOTHER HUMAN BEING WILL BE THE SOURCE OF YOUR JOY: David fell into that trap. He saw beautiful Bathsheba. His desires went into overdrive. And that’s when the lies sang loud—she would bring him happiness, satisfaction, and joy.
Motivated by these deceptive longings, David took action. As related in 2 Samuel 11, he listened to his emotions. And we all know that decisions taken while wrapped in emotion lead to an explosion of disappointment.
David learned that first-hand. His quest for satisfaction turned to sin. Then to adultery, deception, and murder. Thank you, David, for that lesson.
Now we know when that someone shows up with a smile which we interpret as an I-can-bring-you-joy promise, we run. He or she cannot. Expecting another person to be the source of your joy is like eating ice cream to lose weight.
Instead, you, who is savvy in this endeavor, declare your joy comes from the Lord. It lasts. It fills you. And even when lonely nights come about, His joy never leaves. Jesus said, “So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.”
2. AVOID COMPARING YOUR SITUATION TO OTHERS: “I hate Valentine’s Day,” a woman at a gathering said, “boxes of chocolates, red roses or couples holding hands irritate me. They’re reminders that I have no one special in my life.”
She’s not alone. Hannah stepped into a similar compare snare too. Details are related in 1 Samuel 1, Peninnah who had no trouble giving birth irritated Hannah whose womb was closed.
“And because the LORD had closed her womb, her rival kept provoking her in order to irritate her. This went on year after year. Whenever Hannah went up to the house of the LORD, her rival provoked her till she wept and would not eat.”
Hannah, in her sadness, refused to eat, but not like some of us who will do just the opposite. When others’ fortune emphasizes your own misfortune, we head to the fridge for comfort. Hard to admit, but with each bite, you hope to cover the pain.
But though the ache inside still sears, God is at work. While you covet what others have, God has already prepared a plan for you. While you long to fill a need, God has the provision.
He did it for Hannah and He will do it for you. Because she never stopped praying, God allowed her to conceive and give birth to a son and you too will step into your miracle. Avoid comparing your situation to others. To be continued. God bless you
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PRAYER OF THE DAY: Lord, keep me from the temptation to envy what others have. Instead, give me a heart of gratitude for what You are working on for my life. Pray again and say, “Lord, never let me forget that You and You alone are the source of my joy.
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