Great Quote

9 Nov

When thinking of relationships and waiting on God to bring the right one, we know how girls think – right?! 🙂

Well, I really never thought of what it’s like from a guy’s perspective. How do they view the idea of initiating a relationship?

God works on both sides. It’s best for girls to wait and it’s best for guys to initiate. Why? It forms character and Christ-likeness.

I came across the following quote by Carolyn McCulley and found it to be profound.

“Women exercise trust in God by waiting to be pursued, men exercise trust in God by risking rejection.”

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7 Responses to “Great Quote”

  1. Joy November 9, 2009 at 4:53 pm #

    Wonderful comment! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Stephanie A. November 9, 2009 at 6:14 pm #

    Great quote. It cuts right down to where we can be easily tempted to sin – girls by impatiently trying to “make something happen” and guys in giving in to passivity.

  3. Amy November 10, 2009 at 8:26 am #

    Great thought! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Sara November 11, 2009 at 8:27 am #

    Thanks for sharing, Sara! Your posts are so encouraging! The Lord’s blessing be upon you… <3, the ITC Sara 😉

  5. Bonnie November 11, 2009 at 2:48 pm #

    How does a woman “waiting” equal Christ-likeness?
    Is Christ both male and female? Did he exhibit both of these qualities?

  6. Sara Nicole November 11, 2009 at 5:05 pm #

    Christ is perfect. As we wait on Him and follow Him, we become more like Him and exhibit more of His perfection in our lives. Waiting takes patience. 2 Peter 1 reads “Add to your….patience godliness.” Patience is a step towards becoming more godly.
    Many times we want to run ahead of the Lord instead of waiting. Waiting is not in our nature. When Christ found out Lazarus was dead, he waited. It was the Fathers will.

    We are told to “wait on Him, be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart”. Part of waiting is putting our desires on the altar and becoming surrendered to the Lord’s will and timing in our lives. We don’t always know what His purpose is or what an outcome will be, but as we choose to follow in obedience, we are rewarded with a life of blessing, peace, joy, and freedom. Yes, there will be hardships and trials but we will be at peace with the Beloved of our soul.

  7. Robin November 12, 2009 at 9:26 am #

    Love the quote, Sara. And the new look!! 🙂 Love you!

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