In Genesis, God said it wasn’t good for man to be alone. So, He created a “suitable helper” for him. Adam was asleep while Eve was being created. Ever wonder why Adam needed to be asleep? Was it because God knew removing a rib would be painful or maybe God knew that if Adam was awake, he may miss that Eve was the one created for him? And how long was he asleep for? Was it a short quick nap or a several year sleep?
In line with all that, I can’t help but see how the Lord is preparing me to be a “suitable helper” someday. The Lord knows that desire is there, but He also knows that there are several things in my life that need to be addressed and others that need to be accomplished prior to Him presenting me to my “Adam”. Of course I would prefer it to be sooner than later, but I know God’s timing is always perfect and I am a big work in project!
Quick analogy: Would you go to a doctor that didn’t complete the time needed it took to properly learn how to care for you? Sure, it’s great when you see their desire to be a good doctor, but the desire isn’t always enough…it takes time and training, too.
Its the same thing with me…my desire is to be that suitable helper. But like the doctor analogy, just because the desire is there doesn’t mean the knowledge is. It’s going to take some time and just maybe this move is my “going away to college” to gain that knowledge. I just pray my “Adam” doesn’t wake up too soon! 🙂