Some of us think that God’s promise of an abundant life is attached to our marital status. The truth is, God desires for us to live the purposeful life He has called us to.
In Psalm 37:4, God reminds us to
“Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” This means that when we become content with God alone, the things He desires for us will become our desires.
As a single person, you’re in the perfect position to connect with God at a deeper level and in a more intentional way – it’s true! Despite how you may feel about being single and what the world’s interpretation of it may imply, it is a marvelous time and God wants you to give Him a Yes to everything He is calling you to do! Fully embracing it (singleness) means that you’re giving your whole heart to Him; you’re opening up and committing yourself to learning and growing spiritually in your relationship with Him; you’re focusing on the things that are important to Him. And when you do, your entire life is better; everything connected to you is better; your church is better; the Kingdom of God is better.
If you desire to someday be married, use this time, even if you’re dating or in a committed relationship, to allow God to develop you and prepare you to be a godly mate. Marriage is a gift from God. So, wanting to be married should not be taken lightly. Nor should you think if you’re not married that your life isn’t whole. We are made whole in God. Focus on Him and the plans He has laid out for you. With God, there is no void in your life – God promised that He would supply all of our needs (Philippians 4:19). He promised that He would withhold no good thing from us (Psalm 84:11) if we seek Him first (Matthew 6:33). Putting God first is the key to living an abundant and purposeful life. It is the main ingredient in our spiritual growth and development as a Christian, a Spiritual Force and as a Reach Leader.
God commands us in Romans 12:1 to
“…present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.”
God has thought this through. He was intentional when He created us. He created us for His purpose – which is to glorify him with every area of our lives. Embrace everything that comes with being single in God. This will be time well spent with Him. God is all you need. Now, own your singleness and be fruitful in this season.
BY MERCEDES ALLSOP