Moving Beyond Waiting

(Today’s blog post was written by Rebekah Snyder.  Read more about Rebekah and her new book Beyond Waiting at the end of her post.)

It all began with a single conversation. Just two girls talking about the unwanted absence of Mr. Right. It was one of those typical conversations where the one girl laments to the other girl that she’s tired of waiting. This forced the other girl to wonder, “What does it actually mean to wait?”

So I (who have, until this moment, been referring to myself in third person) went home and looked it up, thinking there was something we single women were missing, knowing there must be more to the waiting dilemma. Well, Google both did and did not answer my question. What it did not tell me was a great definition for the word “wait.” Quite the contrary, actually.  It seems that waiting, by definition, is just as discouraging as my friend expressed it to be.

As I sat staring at my computer screen, I thought of all the people and teachings and books that encouraged me to wait for Prince Charming. And that’s when I got mad. So mad that my mind churned up an argument that would have made Sally Brown from Peanuts proud. “I’ve been gypped! I’ve been lied to! I’ve wasted valuable years of my young life waiting! I’ll never get those years back! Someone will pay for this! Justice, I say! I demand justice!”

Read more of Rebekah’s post at Love and Grace Media for Christian Singles

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