Here is what I wrote in the last chapter of my book, “Simply a Woman of Faith” which was published 13 years ago.
“God’s plan is perfect. I continue to pray and visualize my soul mate coming into my life. What I think about and thank about, I bring into my life. When I visualize, I materialize. I see in my mind’s eye the results and feel like it has already happened. I see my soul mate and I walking on the beach, having fun, and praying together. If God allows me to see it, I can trust he will bring it about. I’ll have to write another book to share how God brings my soul mate into my life. I know it will be a wonderful story, no matter what, and it will be worth the wait.
Many of you know that I waited 15 years after my divorce for my soulmate to “show up.” During those 15 years, I learned a lot about myself; as well as self-love, self-appreciation, and self-care. I learned what I wanted and didn’t want without always trying to please a partner. I learned to live alone and trust myself and my feelings. I learned to become my own best friend. I learned to trust God’s perfect plan for my life. I learned to speak up and set boundaries. I learned to say NO when I needed to. I know today the time was not wasted and it was a gift I gave myself.
Waiting didn’t come easy for me. I don’t like to wait. I often felt impatient and asked God, “Why haven’t I met him yet? What is wrong with me?” Here is the message I received from God when I asked “What is wrong with me?”
“I want you to allow me to give you the most thrilling plan existing, one that you cannot imagine. I want you to have the BEST. Please allow me to bring it to you. YOU MUST WAIT. And then you will be READY. I WILL SURPRISE YOU WITH A LOVE THAT IS FAR MORE WONDERFUL THAN YOU COULD EVER DREAM OF.”
I’m so grateful that I had the grace to wait, surrender, and let go of “my plan” because I thought I was ready. I wouldn’t be where I am today if I had pushed to make something happen before it was God’s timing.
What are you waiting for and do you feel impatient as I did? Do you trust God’s perfect plan for your life or do you complain and have given up hope? Don’t ever give up on your dreams.
God is faithful! I was surprised by a love that is far more wonderful than I could have imagined.
God has a plan for your life and He has a plan for my life. His plan is for our good. It takes patience and courage to trust and believe He is working behind the scenes. Larry and I both had to do inner work to be ready for our great love relationship before we came together. It may take time, but it is worth the wait.
Here is a scripture that I have lived by for decades. I hope it comforts your heart as it has mine.
“For I know well the plans I have in mind for you, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
I had completely forgotten about what I had prayed for 10 years ago until Spirit, while in meditation, brought it to mind this week.
Ten years ago, I was invited to accompany a woman to Florida for a week for a personal guided retreat. It was a powerful experience for both of us and I remember even writing a blog about it. It was the desire of my heart to do more personal guided retreats for women. I had been leading women’s retreats for many years, but not one on one like this.
Life had other plans and I went with the flow and forgot about what I had prayed for. This morning I opened my computer and received an email from Abraham. Here it is:
When people ask us how long does it take for something to manifest, we say, “It takes as long as it takes for you to release the resistance. Could be 30 years, could be 40 years, could be 50 years, could be a week. Could be tomorrow afternoon.”
I didn’t think I had any resistance to the idea of leading personal guided retreats for women. Perhaps I did have resistance or maybe it just wasn’t God’s perfect timing.
God is never late or early, but always on TIME. We often have to WAIT, SURRENDER, TRUST and LET GO. If something is meant to be, it will be.
Here it is 10 years later, and I am leading my first guided personal retreat in our home, in April. I am so excited that what was conceived 10 years ago is now being born.
I met Christine last April on an Awakening and Healing retreat that we both participated in on Maui. I completed my 6- month training to become a Licensed teacher of Sacred and Awakening this past January in North Carolina. Christine lives in North Carolina and stopped by to say hello to us.
When she was leaving, I was led to give her my book, “Simply a Woman of Faith.” She thanked me for the book and said, “I would love to come back to Maui someday.” I responded, “Would you like to come to our home for a guided retreat?” She said, “Let me think about it.” When I returned home, I sent her a short video of our lanai overlooking the ocean. That did it as she contacted me the next day and said, “I want to come.”
Christine and I are communicating as to what she would like as part of her retreat. She wants to heal her inner child through play and has invited me to come play with her and pay for me. We will go to a Luau, ferry to Lanai, submarine ride, aquarium and art class. Of course, I said, “YES.”
A few weeks later, I sent Christine a text asking her if she had finished reading my book yet? She texted me back and said, “Right before I received your text, I had just picked up your book to bring it to my bedroom so I wouldn’t forget to bring it with me to Maui.”
She said, “I really feel that you have something to share with me that will impact and transform my life. I know you are the right person that I am to be working with.”
We are all connected and we are all ONE. Christine shared that her grandmother called her ANGEL and that is what my grandmother called me.
Don’t ever give up on your dreams and desires of your heart. They may take some time to MANIFEST as you WAIT, SURRENDER, TRUST and LET GO. What I do know is that God’s plan is perfect and right on TIME.
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