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?