I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem,
by the gazelles or the does of the field,
that you not stir up or awaken love
until it pleases.
Patience is a virtue. The reason why a lot of good opportunities had slipped in our hands is because we do not practice the habit of waiting.
Do not awaken love until it pleases. Bear in mind the possible consequences of engaging into a relationship at an early age. Out of curiosity, peer pressure, loneliness and because you don’t want to be left behind since all your classmates or workmates have girlfriends/boyfriends, you enter a relationship with a wrong person for the wrong reason. Most of the relationships that were born out of such conditions are almost always short lived. God has something better for you. Why risk the possibility of heartbreak just because you are in a haste to be with someone?
“A woman’s heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him first just to find her.” If God knows that we are ready to commit, He will reveal the right person at the right circumstance. We can spare our hearts from broken relationships if we only listen to what God is saying.
While waiting for love to be awakened from a deep slumber, focus on God. Use this opportunity of being single to devote more of our time to our Creator. He knows what is in our hearts and one day He will grant the desires of it.
If we want to receive and achieve what is best, we should strive to learn the art of waiting.