Several years ago I attended the wedding of a woman in my church. Though she had had more than one disappointing marriage, for twelve years she believed God for the right one for her. One night she attended a church service in a different town where her job had assigned her to substitute. At that service she met a godly man, and they began to correspond. Though I didn’t get to watch their courtship, I was able to attend their wedding. I’m so glad I did!
At the ceremony, a guest musician noted that the best does not come for those who wait; it comes to those who believe. My heart leaped when I heard it. This woman hadn’t been looking for a man; she had simply believed for one. It wasn’t a mistake that she was assigned to a different location to work for a day. God knew when the right time for her and this man would be to meet. He was the coordinator, orchestrating every detail to make their relationship a success.
We all have a choice. We can choose our best or God’s best. But God has promised that if we choose His best, we’ll experience His best. His best is for us to completely surrender our relationships to Him. It may mean saying “no” to many advances from guys. But every “no” spoken is saying “yes” to God’s chosen one for us. Though there may be disappointing experiences and counterfeits along the way, we can choose to use those experiences as a springboard into our future.
It’s often hard to trust something we cannot see. It’s easy to imagine that God, as busy as He is, couldn’t possibly care about whether the right “car” is coming to our intersection or not. But God, all-knowing and all-seeing, does more than just notice the details of our lives. He orchestrates them. He’s the ultimate wedding coordinator. He knows the right man. He knows the right place. And He knows the right time.
God is a God of surprises. Adam never knew a deep sleep was coming and that Eve would be the result of his slumber. Like Adam, God doesn’t want us to see and know everything. He doesn’t want us to dream someone else’s dream, or to try to make their experience ours. He wants to make our relationship uniquely ours. The greatest part of waiting for the unique is the pleasure of seeing the surprise of God’s best before us.
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