I like fruit a lot. Visiting the fruit market gives you a chance to pick out fresh, good looking fruits of your choice. I wonder what it feels like to be a fruit in the fruit market!
It is like waiting…
…for someone to choose you.
…for someone to approve of you.
…for someone to say you are worthy enough.
…to leave the basket, the sun and that fruit stand.
That must be awful especially when you’ve got a spot or some softness on you. Honestly, friend, life can feel that way too. Whether you are waiting to be married, or to have a baby, or for that doctor’s report, or for a lost child to come home, or for a loved one to recover, or to have a job, or to reunite with your family, or waiting and waiting, until it’s your turn.
No matter how long we pace around the corridors of the waiting room, we don’t get tossed into the trash like fruits. God never handles us that way. He doesn’t choose to bless us because we are good looking or because we have all the right qualities.
He chooses us to make good of all our flaws.
He cares so much for us and He never gives up on His own. Jesus makes the best use of our weakness. Truthfully, I don’t enjoy waiting. But I know I am safe in His hands. I know it can be tiring sometimes, but never give up.
Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward. Hebrews 10:35
Don’t give in until you get your expectation, for there are unexpected joys in the wait time. We have to open our hearts to see it. There are moments we have right there in the midst of our wait that we learn to treasure after the wait is done.
We can trust Him while we are waiting.
Are we forgotten? Never. We are made stronger and our confidence should never waiver. In the waiting room we will gain the strength, the patience and the fortitude that we need to cross over the other side.
Our hearts learn the value of patience, the value of waiting for the perfect timing.
For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. Hebrews 10:36
Dear waiting woman, you are not forgotten. You are on His agenda. You can rest your heart and trust Him completely with your needs.