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I have always hated the idea of waiting when it comes to love. Waiting could make you feel that there is always uncertainty. You cannot determine if you are really waiting for someone or you will just remain as a hopeless romantic for life. I started to feel tired. For so many years, all I did was take care of myself. There’s nothing wrong with being single. In fact, I have learned a lot during those years. I have learned to prioritize myself, to stop begging for someone’s love, to stop forcing love when it’s not time, and to do the things that I have always wanted to do. Those were incredible years. But there came a time when I desired to meet my partner in life. When I turned 25, I started praying for my future love life. I listed down the qualities that I wanted and prayed consistently every night. That was all I ever did. I stopped replying to guys who never really pursued me. I stopped searching for love in my own way. And I finally said, “Lord, please do it your way.”

Then one day, someone came along. It was all so sudden, so unexpected. It feels unreal because we haven’t known each other for a long time but I already felt a deep and strong connection with him. He pursued me by showing consistency and sincerity. He confessed his true intentions and courageously faced my family. He made me feel that love could be so genuine. This was the first time that I have ever felt this in my life. I prayed and asked God for answers if I should open up my heart again to someone. I asked Him if I was really ready and matured enough to handle it. And gladly, I just felt that I am truly ready for it. This love was not forced and stressful. This love is smooth, easy, and comfortable. It warms my heart and I am truly happy. Some may have thought that it was too fast and abrupt. But I realized that when it comes to love, there will always be a right time and you’ll just know it. That is why I am so grateful that I learned to wait for it. 

When waiting seems pointless, continue to wait anyway. The perfect love story that you have always dreamed of may not come according to your timeline, but it will come when you are truly prepared for it. You may feel frustrated along the way. You may think that it may never come. But trust the process and surrender all your worries and fears to the Lord. He knows what’s best.