I Will Wait Too

What was I thinking when I stepped from under the covering of His will;

Seeking my own self will under the guise of keeping it real?

Woman after woman, I went through all the while looking for you,

But each encounter left me empty and dead because my life lacked truth.

One woman had your eyes, yet, your transformational power she lacked;

One had your curvaceous hips, but she fell short of your intellect.

There was the one out west, that presented the silhouette of a woman of God,

But she wasn’t you either, her heart not hidden in Christ and purity not kept before the Lord.

Finally the storm shook the core of my being and shifting my paradigm,

I now see through a different lens that you will come to me in God’s time.

So, I will wait for you too!

I will no longer be willing to settle for any impersonator, real shallow but pretending to be greater.

No, I will not receive Delilah as my truth, I will wait on God to deliver me Ruth,

I will wait on you because you will cover my vulnerability with a gentle strength;

I will now recognize you although the shadows have you hid, because a closer look will reveal that you bear my missing rib.

That symbol of my vulnerability that only that one whose heart is hidden in Christ has the power to seal.

You know my weaknesses, but instead of exploiting them, you come along and affirm my identity.

It’s the Christ in you that allows you to see through my weakness and acknowledge my ability.

You understand that even a strong man grows weary in the battle,

So you come and settle my spirit when I become frustrated and embattled.

For me, you are the symbol of God’s truth, this is why I will wait for you too.

This heart I have to cover is for you and you alone,

Trusting it to someone else was foolish; no wonder my house was never a home!

I will wait on you, because you will expect me to caress your soul before I ever touch your body, knowing that something unique is being cultivated.

You will not want a moment of selfish pleasure to rob of us of the forever that God has created.

Before time began, God loved me, and he proved it best at Calvary, but to solidify the point he designed you for just for me.

A beautiful expression of love divine, intertwined in your smile and inextricably bound to your gait. No wonder my heart now demands that I wait.

No, I will no longer be impressed by poor impressions of you, with no depth and no follow through,

I will not be pulled in by the cunning and subtle misrepresentations of truth.

I will wait for you too!

I will wait for the one that has the virtue of Ruth and the wisdom of Naomi, A woman whose heart searches my very being and understands me because she was designed by God to know me.

I will wait for that woman that has the insight of Rehab and the honor of Hanah, the boldness of Deborah and the patience of Sarah.

I will wait for the one who has the regal presence of Esther, designed to be the king’s queen and equipped to be all that the king needs.

I will wait for that one that has the generous spirit of Abigail, the praying spirit of Priscilla and the audacity of Jael.

Yes my queen, I will wait for you too. I will wait to honor you and all that you are. I will wait to cover you in mind, in spirit, and heart.

My heart senses your presence nearby, our spirits being drawn together by the one on high.

If you are not here by tomorrow or even next week, do not become frenetic or unglued, you see my love, no hurry, I will wait for you too!

~ Dr. Rick Wallace