Before reading Genesis chapter two the other night I asked the Lord to give me a revelation. So I start, and God answers my prayer.
And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. Genesis 2:21-22
God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam. In other words, God made sure this man wouldn’t wake up until Eve was good and ready for him. I noticed that he was already ready for her. Why? Well, since Adam was made first, He already met the Lord, knew the Lord, walked with the Lord, and understood what he was to do, what God’s will for his life was. So he was now prepared to lead and love a woman. She, however, needed to also meet God, spend some time getting to know Him, and then, “God brought her to the man.”
I’m not saying the man is always ready before the woman. Sometimes he’s ready first, sometimes you’re ready first, and sometimes, neither of you are ready yet! So the one may very well already be in your life, but one of you, or both of you don’t even know it yet because there’s a deep sleep over you, and the Lord is preparing you for one another. Isn’t God awesome, that He takes His time preparing you guys for each other? He doesn’t just throw you together and hope for the best. He makes sure you’re as ready as you’ll ever be. And the obvious credentials for being ready are
- Having a personal encounter with the Lord
- In response to that encounter, you get to know him (establish a love-relationship with Him)
- Know what He’s calling you to do in life
Why does God prefer you know what He’s calling you to do before He brings the person He’s appointed you to marry? Probably so you can better discern who the one is (this person will share your passions and be called in some way into the ministry God is calling you into).
So, don’t get discouraged, but rather be encouraged that God is preparing you both for one another, and when the time is perfect, He’ll bring you to each other. Just focus on loving Him more.
Until next time.
Know Your Worth.