Amongst my college and after college years, I have came across, a lot of guys who, …. “had potential.” (Laughing).
I laugh because Saying ,”had potential.”, Is totally out of my control , because I know that there is only one man-my husband-for me.
Often times I would finally come to the conclusion that the guys who I did let close to me as potential mates, were merely distractions.
Often times, when I would pray and listen to Holy Spirit, I would hear:
“He is your brother in Christ.”
“It’s a distraction.”
I use to randomly and still do ask God , why couldn’t this be a switch? Why couldn’t these first 25 or 30 years of my life be turned off like a switch. Then when my husband approaches me and asks me to marry him, turn on the Switch.
God would turn the switch on when the time was here to meet my husband.
The switch in my inventive mind would be the answer to all our prayers! (Laughing again)
Yea right! I’m learning that God has already supplied our need through the fruit of the spirit.
Temperance- self Control or Moderation or Self Restraint.
We got to learn how to cast down thoughts, ideas and suggestions and renew our mind with the Word.
This is real.
I went to a Christian poetry concert. Called Poets in Autumn Tour, and one of the poets spoke about how she waited 33 years for her husband.
My mind was blown away, here I am in the close to mid 20’s, and I am crying. When she said, 18 came, then 22 came, then 28 , 30, 31, 32 and still no husband. I was truly amazed! By 33, she got her husband!
This wait will work out all the kinks in my life, through growth and maturity in him.
http://bible.com/1/gal.5.22-24.kjv But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.