YOUR SINGLENESS IS FOR A PURPOSE

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 Our mission on this blog is to inspire you through the word of God and by the power of the Holy Spirit to discover and fulfill your purpose on earth with the gifts and abilities of God in you. 

Our vision is to see people live a fulfilled and balanced life in all areas of life only in Christ Jesus. 

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The Lord has made everything for it's purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble (Proverbs 16:4).





Making the Most of Singleness

Many of us young people who intend getting married assume marriage will meet our unmet needs, solve our weaknesses, organize our lives, and unleash our gifts.

Far from the solution, Apostle Paul makes marriage out to be a kind of problematic Plan B for Christian life and ministry. "Marry if you must, but be warned that following Jesus is not easier when you join yourself to another sinner in a fallen world". 
While marriage may bring joy, help, and relief in certain areas, it immediately multiplies our distractions, because we’re responsible for this other person, his or her needs, dreams, and growth.

 It’s a high calling and a good calling but a demanding one that will keep us from all kinds of other good things.

 A season of singleness is not the minor leagues of marriage. 
If God leads you to marry, you may never again know a time like the one you’re in right now. A season of singleness is not the minor leagues of marriage.

 It has the potential to be a unique period of undivided devotion to Christ and undistracted ministry to others.

With the help of the Holy Spirit, God has given you the means to make a lasting difference for his kingdom.

"You’re all dressed up, having every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places" (Eph 1:3), with literally everywhere to go.

But where do I go, and what do I do? I can’t answer that for everyone, but the following are five lessons that may help you change the world even as a single.

With God’s help and leading, you have the freedom to invest yourself, your time, your resources, your youthful strength and your flexibility in relationships, ministries, and causes that can bear unbelievable fruit—to live single, satisfied, and sent life.
GOD HAS GIVEN YOU THE MEANS TO MAKE LASTING IMPACT FOR HIS KINGDOM

1. Remember that true greatness will often look like weakness:

Most of the time, instead of pursuing greatness through sacrifice, we find ourselves expecting God to make life a little more comfortable, or relationships a little easier, or ministry a little more fruitful, or affirmation a little more regular.

 But he says, instead, “Whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all” (Mark 10:43-44). Servants in this life will rule the next. Slaves in this life will be kings forever.

True greatness isn’t the kind that appears in bold letters on our favorite website. No, it shows up in the details of other people’s lives. If we aspire to be great, we need to give ourselves to the small, mundane, easily overlooked needs around us.

If God leads you to marry, you may never again know a time like the one you’re in right now. 

2. Notice the people God has already put around you:

God has put you on the planet and in your neighborhood so that you and all the people in your life might seek him.

That’s God’s mission statement for your campus, your apartment building, your block—wherever you live, study, or work.

Apostle Paul says that God “made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him”(Acts 17:26-27).


God has put you on the planet and in your neighborhood so that you and all the people in your life might seek him

3. Practice selflessness while you’re still single.

“Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others” (Philippians 2:3-4).

 That will only get harder in marriage, so practice now. We should think of a few people or families for whom we could lay down our single life.

Let’s be mindful of the needs of others, especially those in the church, the less privileged around us,  and consider contributing. It could be money or food, or just time and energy. Maybe especially time and energy.

4. Say yes to the spontaneous:

It’s just a fact—marriage murders spontaneity, not entirely but massively.

 One of your greatest spiritual gifts as a single person is your "yes." You have the unbelievable freedom to say "yes" when married people can’t even ask the question.

 When the spouse doesn’t exist yet, you cannot hurt him or her with the selfless, impulsive decisions you make to serve others. If you get married, you will not always have the same freedom. Be willing to say yes and be a blessing to others, even when you don’t always feel like it.

Marriage is a life of selflessness.

5. Do radical, time-consuming things for God:

Just as you are free to say yes to spontaneous things, you’re also able to say yes to things that require more of you than a married person can afford.

Dream bigger, more costly dreams.

Start a daily prayer meeting or some regular outreach. Commit to mentor and disciple several men or women younger than you.

Organize a new Christ-centered community service project. Do all of the above. You’d be surprised, with God’s Spirit in you and a resolve to spend your singleness well, how much you and your not-yet-married friends are truly capable of, especially when you dream and work together.

 Be radical but not reckless. The idea is not to spread yourself dangerously thin, so make decisions prayerfully and in community with people who love you and can tell you no.
See also: Plans Vs Goals
We see the undeniably great things we can use our single stage to do, most especially in the service of God.

God owns our lives and we and all men must give account to Him on how we spent every stage of our lives.

Let's make this report a pleasant one by living for Him who loves us so greatly..
You may have the feeling of condemnation in you because you may have been living a reckless and immoral life; but Jesus does not condemn you, for there's no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus. Jesus does not condemn you. His arms are wide open to receive you no matter your past. Surrender to Him today and throw away all trace of condemnation in you. 
If you truly repent and turn to Him, you have a special gift from God; the Holy Spirit who will direct, guide, protect, bless you and many much more privilege. In Christ Jesus, there are only advantages/Blessings and no disadvantage!!!

If you have not given your life to Christ; only Him can empower you to  maximize your singleness for His Glory, you can please say this prayer:

Lord Jesus Christ I acknowledge that I am a sinner, I believe in your death and resurrection. I ask you to forgive me my sins, I reject the devil and all his works and l welcome the Holy Spirit into my life. I declare today I am born again and I am a child of God in Jesus name. Amen.

If you just said that prayer I welcome you to God's family. Look for a Bible believing church where God's word is taught and fellowship there.

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YOU ARE GREATLY LOVED AND HIGHLY BLESSED.

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