You may be feeling left out at times dahil ikaw na lang ang nanatiling single sa barkada.

Tipong naging sideline mo na ang pagiging thirdwheel at ilang kembot na lang eh gagawaran ka na ng parangal na “best taga-sana all ng taon”.

Minsan naiisip mo “Bakit parang may latency sa love story ko? Nahihirapan ba si Lord pumili ng leading man? Try ko kaya mag-suggest ‘no?” Pero tingnan mo nga naman, andito ka pa rin sa iyong season ng pagiging single. Pakanta-kanta ng sarili mong relationship anthem na hango sa Ben and Ben’s song: “Iibig lang, kapag handa na. Hindi na lang kung trip-trip lang naman.”

I know you’re waiting for your own love story to unfold, but don’t be so rushed about it dear. God has so much in store for you. Including the man you’ll soon get to share your lifetime with.

You don’t have to keep speaking in tongues (Lord, shanaba, shanaba, shanakaya, shananga. Amen! ) whenever you meet someone who you think could be the right peson for you. That will just lead you away from God’s original intention.

Don’t overthink, okay! Don’t even try to figure out all the when, where, who, and how. God will be the one taking care of those things for you.

The wisest person ever lived on earth once said: “Don’t excite love, don’t stir it up. Until the time is ripe — and your ready.

And here’s what I realize: Hindi issue kay God kung kailan niya pagtatagpuin ang mga landas niyo, ang issue eh kung handa na ba talaga kayo?

Kaya kung sakaling kausapin mo si God about sa kanya at mag change topic si God, huwag kang magtampo. Maybe He is still in the process of preparing everything and getting you ready.

Sabi nga diba “ang bunga ng isang punong-kahoy, kapag hinog sa pilit ay mapait.” Ganoon din sa pag-ibig. Huwag mo nang tangkain pang gumamit ng kalboro. Hayaan mong mahinog ang pag-ibig sa hudyat mismo ng may akda nito.

Pursue Intimacy with God muna bes. Build your foundation in Him first. Establish your character. Strive to be the right person.

Someday when the season is right, God will complete the work and bring the right person to meet you alongside. Until then, wait. As you wait, prepare. And as you prepare, abide!