There is usually a waiting period before marriage in the lives of many singles. This waiting period may vary in terms of the length of time for different people. To some, it is short while to others it might seem endless.
When the waiting period seems too long or endless, there is the possibility of anxiety setting in.
Patience is a virtue that many prefer to know in theory than in practice.
Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome.
Anxiety is one of the things that can delay or drive away blessings.
We are actually advised against being anxious due to its negative effects and consequences. According to:
Philippians 4:6-7Amplified Bible (AMP)
6 Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God. 7 And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours].
Anxiety can becloud the mind and make it very difficult, if not impossible to see opportunities. Anxiety can adversely affect your health with serious health implication and consequences.
I got the following insights from my Pastor:
In the Bible book of Genesis, when God created Adam, God wanted to give him a helper and all animals were brought in but Adam did not find any suitable as help-meet. All Adam could do was to name the animals.
To create Eve, God had to put Adam to sleep (a state of rest without anxiety). If you are seeking anything from God, (life partner), put your mind to rest (no anxiety) and maintain positive attitude and confessions. This does not mean giving up your desires, but don’t be anxious.
If you are anxious, you won’t be able to recognize the right person. Rather, instead of seeing helpers, you will be seeing animals and calling them names.
So in essence, do not be anxious about anything. While it may be difficult, however, being anxious never pays in any way. Always be positive!!!!