Pray. Study. Serve the Lord at church. Read his word. Get busy working for God. When you’re busy working, you don’t have time to feel sorry for yourself because you have no one. Strive to improve yourself in education, career, finances and in your walk with God. If you want a Godly man/woman, then you must become a Godly man/woman. Don’t waste your time on relationships that aren’t going anywhere.
Recognize that God is in control, even when it seems He has forgotten you. I love the words to the Old Testament prophet Habakkuk:
Look around at the nations; look and be amazed! For I am doing something in your own day, something you wouldn’t believe even if someone told you about it” (Habakkuk 1:5, NLT).
Often when it seems nothing is happening is when everything is happening behind the scenes. You just can’t see it.
Renew your faith in God’s quiet, steady providence. Every major figure in the Bible was forced to wait long periods of time before God brought them to a place of success.
Abraham waited twenty-five years before his wife Sarah gave birth to their first child.
Joseph slogged through thirteen years of betrayal, false imprisonment, and abandonment before assuming the leadership of Egypt.
Moses spent forty years tending sheep before God called him as a deliverer of His people.
David spent fourteen years before the throne of Israel would be his.
And in Jesus’s own ministry, he often told his disciples “My hour has not yet come.”
Waiting is not incidental to faith. Waiting is the DNA of faith.
Every now and then an invention comes along that just seems too good to be true. No doubt the pals of Alexander Graham Bell thought “yeah right” when he called out to them claiming to have invented the dog and bone, and quite honestly I’d be lying if I said I didn’t think the same when I was first told about an e-bike that boasts a smartphone-operated anti-locking system, front and rear wheel LED safety lights, electric assistance (good for over 40 miles travel on a single charge), integrated USB port (for smartphone application and GPS) all build into a sturdy, stylish frame that can be folded within a second and weighs about the same as a small child. But look, here it is in the flesh – well, aluminium – and, like old Mr Bell’s friends, I’m starting to feel stupid for doubting it.
Despite an unsuccessful Kickstarter campaign, the creators of the Gi Bike are confident that this remarkable two-wheeler can revolutionise the way that commuters go to and from work, and upon first impressions it seems like they know exactly what they’re talking about. The price of the Gi Bike is still to be announced, so don’t sweat it if you’re not jumping out of your seat at the thought of pre-ordering one. But, if the price of this super light, reliable, tech-savvy public-transport-dodger is as pleasing as the product itself, we can see these flying off the shelves.
My little lion man has personality, alright!