Feb 14, 2016

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A Letter to My Mate


Letter to Mate


If I could write a letter to my mate this is what I would say:

My Dearest Love, 

I bumped into someone the other day who bore a striking resemblance of you. He “talked” just like you to the point where I almost let my guard down. It wasn’t until I saw him “walk” that I realized it wasn’t you. Then, I kindly bid him ado and went on my way. That wasn’t the first time that I’ve mistaken someone for you.  To be honest, not everyone has “looked” like you, though (I know we haven’t met yet, but I know you will “look” like my Father). They may have had a sense of humor and charm, but once I got a better glimpse and wasn’t blinded by emotions, I realized I was mistaken; they didn’t look like you at all. I must admit that there were times when I knew the person’s company I was entertaining wasn’t yours, but my impatience for your arrival made me willing to accept the next-best-you. 
Whenever I get off track, God quickly reminds me of His plan. He reminds me that our union will be a reflection of the covenant He has with His bride; He reminds me that our relationship won’t just be about our love for each other, but our love for others – a ministry (the very purpose that He birthed on the inside of me and you will align to fulfill that ministry). It’s because of His reminders that I realize that waiting for you is bigger than just dating someone because they’re cute or because they make me laugh. I’m patient because I know it’s not about me. I know that God has a great commission for our covenant, and I’m not willing to let a faint heart get in the way.
To be honest, I don’t struggle with impatience as much anymore. Don’t get me wrong. I am still looking forward to the day when I know your name and you know mine, that beautiful day when I get to lay confident eyes on you knowing that you are mine. My anxiety has decreased because I’ve fallen in love. Sweetheart, I didn’t plan on this, but in the Fall of last year I went to God to pray about you and I lost myself. I went seeking for you and I found Him. I knew Him all along, but not like this. My heart is different this time. I don’t know how to explain it, but it’s like my heartbeat is in sync with His.
Now, I see that, although I desired to be with you by now, I wasn’t ready. I had to love Him first. I wouldn’t have been good for you or to you otherwise. I see so clearly now that it’s almost funny when I think back on how people told me that I was unmarried because I was too picky. No, I am unmarried because God is still getting me “dressed” for my wedding. He’s still working on me, and I’m so glad that He loved me enough and loved you enough to do that. And, I get it. I know neither you nor I will be “fully dressed” when we meet each other at the altar. But, I am actually looking forward to a lifetime of helping you get dressed in everything God has designated for you, your purpose. It will be my pleasure.
I want you to know that when I pray for you (and that’s often), I pray that God draws you closer to Him and you allow Him to become the lover of your heart. I pray that He directs your footsteps, and anoints your hands to do whatever He’s called you to do. I pray that He fills your saddest moments with joy, and sick moments with health. In addition, I pray that God gives you strength and courage to pursue me. I know I’m not the easiest to pursue (Lol). God is working on me in that area. My prayer is that God will go before you to prepare my heart for you, so be of good courage! :-) I hope I recognize you on the day that we finally meet (who knows we may have already met), but if I don’t, I pray that God equips you with the same confidence He had when He pursued His bride. He was the first to love, but the foreknowledge that someday the love would be requited fueled His pursuit.
While praying for you, I pray that God changes me, as well. I pray that He teaches me how to love you. I pray that He strengthens me in areas where you are weak. I also pray that He helps me to uproot pride and cultivate meekness…My, how putting Him first has changed the way I pray. 
Well my dear, I’m not sure when our time will come, but until you arrive, I will keep my eyes on God. I want to build a foundation where I put Him first, so when you come, you won’t replace Him. Our love will simply be built on Him. He will always be the cornerstone of our love, and the third strand to our cord. This is going to be something beautiful! I was going to say “I can’t wait,” but I can. God is keeping me amazing company until the time comes. I’m in good hands :-) 


Love Always,



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