In this article, we will look at several signs God is telling you to wait on someone.
Relationships are hard and sometimes come with uncertainties. In the journey of love and relationships, there are moments when we wonder if we should continue waiting for someone or move on.
Sometimes, you may feel impatient and anxious about your current relationship and feel it is not progressing as expected. However, God has other plans and is telling you to wait on someone.
Waiting on someone can be scary because you don’t know if they will accept you. However, it may be time to learn to be patient and wait on God.
In times of uncertainty, many people turn to their faith for guidance. So, if you are looking for a sign God is telling you to wait on someone, there are several signs to look out for.
Signs God Is Telling You To Wait On Someone
Sometimes, we run out of patience when waiting for the right relationship.
However, God may want you to wait for someone even if you think you don’t need to wait or have waited long enough.
There are several signs God is telling you to wait on someone, some of these signs include the following;
1. You Have a Sense of Peace
Waiting can make you anxious. When you are in a hurry to move on from a relationship, you feel restless and uneasy.
You want to get the relationship over with as fast as possible and move on with your life.
However, If God is telling you to wait on someone, you will have a sense of calmness. You will have peace with your decision to wait.
God gives you peace when he wants you to wait. He eases your heart and makes you calm as you wait.
Colossians 3:15 says, “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
So, as a believer, you are a member of the body of Christ, and God, your father, will give you His peace and calmness to wait for the right person.
“Those who believe and whose hearts find rest in the remembrance of Allah; verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest.” (Quran 13:28)
2. You Hear a Still Voice
One of the signs God is telling you to wait on someone is a still voice in your mind.
If God wants you to wait on someone, you will always hear an audible voice in your spirit telling you to wait on them.
Sometimes, our thoughts are too clumped to hear the still voice. However, when you quiet the voices in your head, you will hear the still voice, telling you there is still time and a chance.
God’s voice will tell you to be patient as He reveals the right person for you. God wants you to be in the right relationship with the right person who brings out the best in you.
He will, therefore, send His spirit to tell you to wait.
If you hear the still voice telling you to wait on someone, listen. It is God telling you to wait. He is about to reveal the best person for you.
The Bible says, “And after the earthquake, a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire, a still, small voice.” 1 Kings 19:12.
So, you may be in a relationship that is wrong for you. There will be ups and downs and intense passion, but that person is not right for you.
The small still voice, after all is quiet, tells you the person is not right for you.
God is in the still, small voice, guiding you and asking you to wait for the right person.
3. The Timing Is Not Right
God knows your future. So, when God is telling you to wait on someone, you will always find the timing is wrong in your other relationships.
You may think someone is right for you, but God has other plans for you. If you are in a hurry to get into a relationship while God is telling you to wait, you will always have the wrong timing.
For instance, you may fall in love with someone, but they have a boyfriend or girlfriend. Sometimes, you may find the girl who wants your attention has a boyfriend.
If every relationship you try to get into you have the wrong timing, it is God’s way of telling you to wait on someone.
In Ecclesiastes 3:11, God’s word tells us He makes all things beautiful in His time. God does not work with human timelines, so if God tells you to wait on someone, wait.
You may think it is the right time to get into a relationship, but that is not God’s plan.
You should understand when the time is right, God will bring the right person to you and you will be in a fulfilling relationship when your heart is ready.
So, if you are praying for a relationship, ask God to give you the patience to wait for the right time and person.
4. You Face Obstacles And Challenges
When God is telling you to wait on someone, He will bring in obstacles and challenges when you are not with the right person.
If the person you are with is not right for you, God gives you challenges in the relationship. For instance, you may find your partner is mean to you, or they don’t compliment you.
When God wants you to wait on someone, you will find you are incompatible with your current partner, and you will have no option but to leave and wait for the right partner.
Sometimes, you may find you are in a relationship, and your partner is not passionate with you, or they don’t speak the same love language. This is God’s way of telling you to wait for someone better.
On the other hand, God may be giving you challenges and obstacles in your relationship to test your faith and patience.
If you are facing challenges in your relationship, God wants to see how you can work through these challenges.
He knows this is the right relationship for you, He wants you to learn to wait on your partner. He is teaching you patience and forgiveness.
Sometimes, you may think your partner is not right for you because they don’t do what you want them to do.
For instance, if your partner doesn’t compliment you. God challenges you to see how you can work through the problem and forgive each other. Sometimes, instead of working through problems, we give up and lose something good.
In Quran 2:216, we are told we may dislike something that is good for us and love a thing that is bad for us. God knows, and you don’t.
So, if God is telling you to wait on someone, work through the obstacles because you may lose something good for you and that one that is not.
5. You experience a Lack of spiritual intimacy
If you keep trying out relationships and experience a lack of spiritual intimacy, it might be a sign from God to wait for the right person.
A relationship not grounded in spiritual closeness and shared faith may indicate it’s not part of God’s plan for you. As 2 Corinthians 6:14 reminds us, “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common?”
It’s important to be equally yoked and to build your relationship on a foundation of spiritual intimacy.
Take time to pray, grow in your faith, and wait patiently for the one who will truly “spur you on toward love and good deeds” (Hebrews 10:24).
Don’t settle for less than God’s best. Stay focused on Him and trust that He will bring the right person into your life in His perfect timing.
6. They Ask For Forgiveness
Humanity is to error, and forgiveness is divine. Sometimes, you may think it is time to let go of a relationship because your partner wronged you.
However, God wants you to wait on your partner. God gives him the humility to ask for forgiveness. He makes your partner remorse and gives them the grace not to repeat the mistakes they had made.
Waiting on someone can be an opportunity for forgiveness and redemption. God gives you the patience to wait on someone to redeem them and the relationship.
In Colossians 3:12-13, the Bible says, “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”
So, if God is telling you to wait on someone, He will give you the grace, compassion, and patience to forgive them when they ask for forgiveness.
7. You Need More Time To Connect
Sometimes, God is telling you to wait on someone because you need more time to connect.
You may want to rush the relationship when you meet someone because you feel you are right for each.
However, you may rush into dating or moving in with someone you don’t know. God is telling you to wait on them and get to know them better before you rush the relationship.
For instance, you may meet someone and you feel they are the right person for you and want to jump into marriage right away. However, you haven’t met the person’s friends or family.
Connecting with someone and getting to know their friends and family before you marry them is important.
It is a huge red flag if someone wants to rush you into marriage without knowing their family and friends.
In Lamentation 3:25, the Word says, “The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.”
God is telling you to wait to know this someone better. God wants you to have a fulfilling relationship, and you can’t have that without connecting with your partner first.
8. Encouragement from Others
Sometimes, God speaks to you through other people, so if God is telling you to wait on someone, He will send someone to talk to you.
For instance, if you want to give up on your relationship and your friends and family encourage you to give your partner another chance, it is a sign God is telling you to wait on someone.
Sometimes, you seek advice from your religious leader, who encourages you to work on your relationship; God is working through them, telling you to wait on your partner.
In Proverbs 11:14, the Bible says, that where there is no guidance, a person falls, but in an abundance of counselors, there is safety.
So, listen to the good counsel of your friends, family, and religious leaders to wait on someone because God is using them to counsel you. You should heed the good counsel.
9. Coincidences And Synchronized Signs
Another sign God is telling you to wait on someone is having many coincidences and synchronized signs.
Have you been in a position where everything you do and everywhere you go, you meet this one person?
Have you wondered whether these coincidences are too much? This is a sign God is telling you to wait on someone.
Sometimes, you may lose someone and wonder if you will get them back. But God keeps putting them on your path. God is giving you signs to wait on them; they are the chosen ones for you.
Some coincidences are God confirming His plans to have someone in your life and telling you to wait on them as He prepares them for you.
In Job 33:14, the Bible says that God speaks in one way and in two, though man does not perceive it.
So, trust the signs you see as Job trusted God, and he will restore you as He did Job.
God is telling you to wait on someone because He is preparing them to be your best partner, and you will not know it.
Relationships are hard and full of uncertainties. Sometimes, you have to rely on your faith to navigate the murky relationship waters.
Sometimes, you may think someone is not right for you or is right for you, but God is telling you to wait on someone.
There are several signs God is telling you to wait on someone. They include having a sense of peace, hearing a small voice inside, and having the wrong timing.
Moreover, if you face obstacles, need more time to connect, or the person asks for forgiveness, it is a sign God is telling you to wait on someone.
Additionally, if you have many coincidences and encouragement from your loved ones, God is telling you to wait on someone.
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Sarah Williams is an author at CandidHaven.com she is an expert in human psychology having graduated with an M.S. in Psychology.
Sarah has extensive experience in relationships and dating therapy having worked for over 6 years with different groups of people including teens, dating couples, and married people.
She is a lover of life, and self-development and believes everyone deserves to be in a fulfilling relationship. Sarah loves reading self-help books and doing research on human psychology.