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The long wait


True Love Waits. I’ve heard this saying over and over and over again. But have I ever pondered the significance of each word? Not really. I mean, is it really that complicated? It just means that a man and a wife should wait until marriage to have sex. Okay. I just have to stay pure, wear the purity ring if I choose, and wait for God to lead me to my husband.

I can do that.

But according to this blog post, those three words may carry more meaning than they should.

The dictionary defines “wait” as to “stay where one is or delay action until a particular time or until something else happens.” Until something happens. What is that something? According to the common interpretation of True Love Waits, that something is a husband. Therefore, we are to wait until a husband comes, and, according to that dictionary definition, that something will definitely happen. That’s why we are waiting.

Problem. And this problem has been resonating in my life recently.

As the author of that blog post explains, Christ isn’t the solution for life’s problems, He is life itself. But, if we simply keep waiting for a spouse and thinking that we know one is coming, this isn’t evidence that Christ is our life, but rather that He is a solution to our wanting a husband. We keep waiting for God to provide us with a spouse when that may not ultimately be His plan. And if that isn’t His plan, is that such a bad thing? After all, if all you have is God, isn’t that all you need?


Comments:

Nevermind, I Googled it. Forget I asked.
Jason, I may recall you saying you were an "involuntary virgin" or something of the like. If you don't mind my asking, what does that mean? I haven't had an issue with waiting...doesn't bother me in the slightest. But to each their own...
I've looked at waiting in this life before. It is not comforting.
I never looked at waiting in this light before...great article, Megan! Hope you're well!