During the Scotch Whisky Experience – I learned a thing or two about malts and about myself. It finally all came together.
Whisky, you might know, must sit in the barrels for years to reach that state of malted perfection. Depending on what the buyer is looking for, whisky could remain in the wood for five or twenty-five years. However, during that time, the liquid is anything but stagnant. Under the surface, that whisky is bubbling and brewing – becoming more and more perfect by weeding out the unnecessary bits and refining the necessary ones. Finally, when the time is right, the barrels are opened and the whisky is bottled up, transported to its intended home.
If you haven’t caught on yet – prepare yourself!
Single women are just like those barrels of whisky. Just because the connoisseur who will appreciate what we have to offer hasn’t appeared yet doesn’t mean that our lives aren’t active. So much is going on inside the barrel! All my single ladies, take heart! Don’t feel like you’re a stale, cast-off beverage – someone, somewhere, someday is going to want you specifically. Be patient, and keep maturing. And frankly, even if a “buyer” never comes, the best whisky can be found in unopened bottles. God has already purchased us all with a great price, and He loves us with an everlasting love. Jeremiah 31:3 “…I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.” (ESV)
Of course, my little analogy breaks down as they all do. As goofy as it sounds, I really could identify with that image of waiting being an active pursuit. Hope it helped! :0)