There’s a common trend among us when it comes to our desires for a life partner. We tend to want one, but not really be ready for one. We’re willing to embrace the intimate thoughts and pleasures of having someone, but we’re not always willing to go through the process of preparing and positioning ourselves to actually have someone for a lifetime. God’s promises aren’t temporary.
Don’t get me wrong. I’M NOT READY isn’t the worst combination of words in the world. In fact, sometimes those are very wise words. There’s nothing wrong with not being ready. It’s how you follow that statement up that determines whether you help yourself or hinder yourself. It’s why you’re not ready that matters. Not being ready because you simply don’t desire a future with anyone is one thing. Desiring a life a partner and not being ready is another. What do you do when you know this is something you want, but you’re not ready for it just yet?
It’s really this simple. If you’re not ready for it, you need to be GETTING READY for it. Otherwise, you don’t really want it like you say you do. We can say “I’m waiting for whoever God has for me” but how are you waiting? Often times we are the reason our change hasn’t come. You may remember when I spoke to the ladies on The Reason The Change Hasn’t Come some months ago. Feel free to go back and read up. If you’re not utilizing that waiting stage and preparing, you’ll be repeating yourself for years and never receiving anything. Blessings don’t just drop out of the sky because you say you believe in God. We’ll tell ourselves and others “I’m not ready” and go right back to doing all of the things that keep us from being ready.
You have to position yourself to receive God’s promises. When a quarterback drops back to pass the ball, the wide receiver doesn’t just stand in place until the play is over. He has to run a route and position himself to receive the pass. He has to know how to run that route and get open for that pass. If you say you want a husband or wife, you have to prepare yourself to be one and position yourself to receive one. You have to learn your position before you can play it. And when it’s time to play it, you have to play to win.
How do you prepare and position yourself? Work out and get yourself together. Meaning let God work enough of your past out of you, that you can peaceably and faithfully share a future with someone else. If you’re not willing to work out, you’ll never be stronger than you used to be because you’ll always be doing the same things you used to do, thinking the way you used to think, holding onto memories and hurt you used to experience. You’re not fit for anyone. Not a spouse, not a date, not anyone. Unprepared, out of position. How can you expect to receive such a blessing, when you’re not fit for it and you’re not in position to receive it? It can’t work like that.
Take the time to prepare so that when you’re number is called, you’re fit to receive what’s in store for you. You’re not missing anything out there on the scene, other than a bunch of folks, who like just like you, haven’t been preparing. Aren’t you tired yet? Do you really want what God has for you? Well get it! Put SELF aside, and prepare for something greater than you. If you’re not ready, GET READY. #blessings