By: Kerrington Sweeney
Today I am going to talk about something, that is so very near and dear to my heart, and that is the topic of… ‘Singleness.’
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
What messes up most of our lives,
Is the picture we have in our heads of how our lives
are supposed to be.
If that snapshot in your dream-scrapbook includes a handsome hubby by your side, you’re probably wondering about now… where he is.
Yeah, I thought he’d be here by now too.
Plenty of other Godly, single women in every age range are thinking the same thing. I included…
But my heart breaks and truly aches,
For the many women I have met
Who have settled for less than the
Women who didn’t believe that they were worth the fight, magnificent, extravagant, and crazy amazing…
I’m saddened by how easy it is for us women to give our hearts away, sometimes to the most undeserving of men.
Women will only be choosy when they believe that they are worth choosing. When we begin to believe we are treasures worth finding and precious gems worth keeping…
Our mindsets instantly start to change for the better.
Choosing to wait for our future spouses’
goes beyond a boundary,
It goes beyond any rules.
It is overflowing in love, purity,
And true desire.
I choose to wait for whoever God has for me because,
I believe that this season of waiting will help mold me into the Woman of God, He has called me to be.
I think part of our problem as Christian women lies in,
Our fear of unconditionally trusting God.
Deep down, we want to fully trust Him, but we wonder if we really truly can. We wonder if He will really follow through. We wonder if He knows us, as well as we think we know ourselves.
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;”
I believe waiting will teach us to trust God with everything…Even in our ‘love lives’ 😉
The purpose of waiting is NOT because we are waiting for God to ‘hurry up and finally bring the guy’.
Keeping this in mind,
God isn’t keeping that wonderful man from you.
Nor, has He forgotten that you’re over there waiting. You’re not on your own.
You don’t have to invest all your time and energy looking right, or being in the right place, at the right time to find God’s perfect match for you.
Instead, our energies are better spent growing every day into amazing women of God, who will recognize
God’s man when he shows up in our lives.
We are being shaped and formed each day,
Into the greater image of Christ.
There are things God is working out of us, and into us.
God created us with one sole purpose of knowing Him and making Him known. Your singleness is God’s perfect place for you to thrive. You don’t have to wait for your
To start living your life.
You can know the Lord fully and serve Him wholly right here, right now.
The purpose I believe, in our singleness is to take every day and glorify Jesus in everything we do.
From saying hello to people,
To serving those who need help.
It is an incredible opportunity to be able to spend hours with God in prayer, in fasting, and in worship.
It is an opportunity to let our lives
Be true living sacrifices.
My desire for my life is to be a reminder to the world that singleness does not mean you are “stuck”.
Remember, waiting is not always a bad thing, ladies!!
Waiting is an opportunity for God to purify and perfect His will in our lives. The longer we wait, the more time we can invest in becoming more Christ-like, as Single Ladies 🙂
Every day is an opportunity to be
Refined in God’s fiery love.
Every day is an opportunity to say yes to love
And no to fear.
Every day is an opportunity to open locked doors in our hearts and to discover hidden talents and desires.
Every day is an opportunity to go deeper
In God’s intimate love.
When we begin looking at this season of waiting as an opportunity to be purified and refined for a possible spouse, it most definitely becomes way more of an adventure!!
Instead of dreading each new day, wondering if every person we see is “the one.”
We can start living right now,
We now can choose to see the beauty in each and every day, knowing that it is shaping us to be who He called us to be. (First and foremost a Lover of God)
“Trust in the LORD forever…”
The journey to one day become a
Wife starts now. Today matters.
How we respond to the things of today,
Will determine how our tomorrow goes.
Though the Battle may get tough…
Seek your strength from prayer,
Not people. Be open, and trustworthy, live in full communion, with our Heavenly Father.
So today, if you are single young lady…Will you make the choice to wait patiently and proactively?!?
We all have a choice in how we can live our lives. Looking forward to what God has for us today and every day to come, or impatiently waiting for the day we will meet
“The one” and possibly missing out on opportunities today.
So, as much as we want to plan out our picture-perfect lives…we unfortunately can’t, but on the brighter side of that, Life always has a way of surprising you with unexpected things that will make you even happier than you originally planned, so that’s always
something to look forward to ❤
Sisters, in closing I would like to say,
Like I have said before in my previous post…
Never be ashamed of your Singleness!
Just because you are the only girl you know who isn’t dating, doesn’t mean you are not worth waiting for…
There is a man out there waiting just as patiently as you are, We just have to TRUST God!
Never forget that you are worth the wait!!
Until next time,