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Be Patient, Your Blessing is Coming

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I remember being in my late 20’s, single, successful, and really wanting to find someone to share my life with. I went on a lot of dates; met a lot of cool guys, but none of which I could see myself marrying. My prayer to God was that He bring me the man that He had chosen for me. I often wondered why I hadn’t met him yet – where the heck was he? I had my life together, owned a house, had multiple degrees, worked out, was outgoing, and paid my tithes – why was I still single? It was normal for me to tell myself, “hey, relax, be patient, your blessing is coming”.  However, sometimes it was easier said than done.

It wasn’t until I met my now husband that I realized that God was working behind the scenes all those years to make us both ready to be in each other’s lives. He had intentionally delayed our meeting until we were individually ready to receive one another, to receive His blessing.

Don’t rush what God is taking time to prepare. Trust His timing.

When I was in middle school, I had a strong desire to learn Spanish. I studied the Spanish language in middle school and high school. When I went to college, I loved the language so much that I decided to major in International Business and Spanish. I took over 40 hours of Spanish credit courses, and when the opportunity came to study abroad during the summer of my senior year, I chose to study in Spain.

Little did I know that while God was working on me by helping me to master the Spanish language, learn about the culture, and acclimate myself to the food; half way around the world there was a guy in Spain that God was also working on. He was igniting the desire in this man’s heart to leave Spain and travel abroad to pursue his passion. God was giving this man the confidence and boldness to leave everything he’d ever known to seek something different. God was opening up doors for this man. Doors that connected him with the people that would inform him about the opportunity to move to the United States. And when he finally moved to the US, God opened the door for this man and two other guys (out of thousands that worked for the company) to come down from New Jersey to Dallas, Texas to coach soccer for 3 months.

It was during his short time in Dallas that my husband and I met…on Tinder, y’all. Yes, Tinder, the “dating” app. How could a Christian meet a spouse on an app that was meant for everything other than marriage? God used an unusual platform to bring the blessing He had been preparing for us to fruition.

During my moments of reflection, I often think about this…

How was it that I met a guy from Spain, a country that I loved? How was it that he met an American woman who spoke his native language and understood his culture? What made us both take the advice of a friend and join Tinder? How was it that we connected during his short stay in Dallas? The questions are endless.

I’ve never once questioned is God’s unfailing love. What I no longer question is why He waited until I was 29 years old for me to meet my husband. I no longer question this because I now know the answer. It’s because His timing is always the right timing. Because I was much more confident, patient, and understanding when I met my husband than I would have been if we would have met years earlier. It’s because I had the opportunity to live alone for 5 years which allowed me to really get to know myself and understand my needs, wants, and desires. It’s because even when I thought that I knew what I wanted, God knew what was best for me.

So, I write this to say to you, “be patient, your blessing is coming”.

Even though it may seem like you’re being left behind or that you’re not making progress or that God has forgotten about you, He hasn’t. Don’t rush what God is taking time to prepare. Trust His timing.

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    Melanie
    January 18, 2018 at 10:38 am

    What an inspiring story. I am also a great believer of God’s remarkable timing! When you put God in the driver seat of your life he will take you to the right destination at the right moment you need to be there. Your story is a testimony of your faith and willingness to allow God to control your life. Thank you for sharing your personal journey .

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      Adrienne
      January 21, 2018 at 3:57 pm

      His timing is always right! I am definitely a believer that giving every situation to God is the best way! Thank you for reading and for your support!

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    Jade
    January 18, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    Amazing post, Adrienne!! I’m glad this came across my email today! God always has a way of letting His voice be heard! I appreciate you writing such a spot on post! Thanks for the blessing today! XOXO

    Jade

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      Adrienne
      January 21, 2018 at 3:53 pm

      Thanks, girl! I agree, He definitely has a way of letting His voice be heard! Thanks for the kind words, friend! 😊💕

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    Angela
    January 21, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    Thanks for sharing. I was in the exact same boat feeling frustrated with God wondering if I was going to die alone or be a cat lady. Ha! Everything you said is so true. While we were ready our future spouses weren’t so God worked on them to make our encounters happen at just the right time. Hard when your in the moment but looking back I wouldn’t change a thing as all of those years being single prepared me to be a better wife and step mom and appreciate the blessings of these two amazing people he brought into my life. So happy for you friend!! 💗💗💗

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      Adrienne
      January 21, 2018 at 3:51 pm

      Haha about becoming a cat lady! 😂 I feel you, girl. It’s so funny how it doesn’t make sense at the time, but it’s so clear when you look back. I wouldn’t change a thing either! I’m so happy for you too, friend! 😊💕

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    Steph
    January 21, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    Absolutely, positively, LOVE this post!!! And couldn’t agree with you more 💖

    • Adrienne
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      Adrienne
      January 21, 2018 at 3:51 pm

      Thanks, Steph! The waiting game is never any fun, but the reward is far sweeter!

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    Christina
    January 22, 2018 at 8:50 am

    As you stated, waiting isn’t always easy but boy is it worth it. God knows what He’s doing and we can have comfort in that. Thank you for sharing your testimony!

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      Adrienne
      January 27, 2018 at 6:58 pm

      It is so worth it! Thank you for reading!

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    Kim
    January 22, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    What a great story of waiting on God’s timing, and how His plans are in work for years before we realize what He’s doing! Good for you, wishing you a long and happy marriage!

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      Adrienne
      January 27, 2018 at 6:58 pm

      Thank you so much, Kim!

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    Ashleigh Rich
    January 22, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    This is such a great reminder! I wish I had heard more stories like this when I was single and wondering what the heck was taking so long. It’s so true that God is always at work behind the scenes. It’s just always so hard to wait in the in between!

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      Adrienne
      January 27, 2018 at 6:59 pm

      I agree! The in between ends up being with it.

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