I stood up the perfect companion –kind, compassionate, understanding, loves in an unconditional way unlike anyone I have ever met.
I know you’re thinking really? How could I have? What did I do? What happened? How could I stand up a picture-perfect mate? Why would anyone do this? There are so many people who search for someone to love and who loves them in return, and I just let that once-in-a-lifetime partner slip away.
I was busy! I had things I wanted to do. I made plans that didn’t go along with his. Sometimes I would rather be at home then go and meet him. Other times we had plans, and I would find something else to do. I would cancel on him. Then, there were those times I’m truly embarrassed of where I just completely forgot about him all together.
Yes, totally, completely forgot about him.
I don’t think I’m alone though. Have you ever stayed at home instead of going to church? Did you make plans to go somewhere instead of gathering together with your church family? Have you ever hit the snooze button on a morning you had planned to wake up and have quiet time in God’s word and in prayer? Maybe a whole day passed where you just completely forgot to pray.
You see, I’m not alone. We all forget that Jesus is waiting on us. Jesus, a perfect, loving companion, is patiently waiting for us to show up. He is waiting on our prayers, waiting for us to attend Bible study, to fellowship with other believers (“Now all that believed were together and had all things common” Acts 2:44), to be an active member of the church body (because we each have God given talents and abilities to contribute in a way no one else can – read 1 Corinthians 12), and to love others as He loves us (1 John 4:11).
Christ’s love is unlike anything else. God’s love is unfailing and endures all things (1 Corinthians 13). The next time you fall asleep during your prayers or decide to stay home instead of going to church remember you are standing up the perfect companion – Jesus. The Holy Spirit wants you to meet him. Are you standing Him up?
He is waiting for you, and He misses you every time you choose something else. All you have to do is seek Him. If you seek Jesus, you will find Him. “Those who seek me find me.” Proverbs 8:17