Friday, July 8, 2011

Single Season- There's a purpose in it! (P2)

Okay, so yesterday I shared some of my testimony and what I have learned through the years as being a single young woman. So, God has placed mentors and pastors, parents and friends that have been SUCH a blessing to me on the way and throughout this season. One thing is that this is not a death sentence or God is not trying to make us have a miserable life! No, no, no. He has a purpose in everything and He has a marvelous plan. This is just a chapter in the book. So let’s get into scripture right away!

Let’s start with the first marriage in the bible: Adam and Eve (1 man, 1 woman this is God’s design for marriage, no exceptions). When Almighty God created the heavens and the earth and everything in it, He spoke the world into existence and said it was “good”, until…..

Genesis 2:7 “the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being”.

So this clearly tells us that when God formed the man, he breathed HIS breath into the man which gave him life and the man became a living being. My brothers and sisters, this means we are LIVING in this season. We are not dead or in a dark box until marriage, but we are living because we have the breath of life in us that God himself has breathed!

Genesis 2:18 “The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone, I will make a helper suitable for him”.

Okay, so this is another scripture that has so many interpretations. God’s word does not have to be difficult. And this is not to say that if you are single that “you aren’t good” or anything like that. God formed us and knew everything about us, we were created to desire companionship and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that period!

Genesis 2:19-20 “Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds of the air and all the beasts of the field.”

Okay, all of this happened BEFORE God put Adam into a deep sleep and made Eve from His rib. But it is after God says that it is not good for the man to be alone. God decided to make a helper suitable for Adam, because He did not want his child, His creation made in His image to be alone.
However, we notice that BEFORE God brought Adam and Eve together, He had some work for good ole Adam to do first! Adam had the assignment of naming all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air. Now, ya’ll, I doubt very seriously this only took a day. Do you know how many animals of the field they are or birds of the air!!! Thousands, if not millions. I don’t know how many other than a lot! There was something God had for Adam to do before he became one with Eve.

So you know that God is the same yesterday, today and forever. And you know that His ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts and as high as the heavens are so are His ways above our ways. And you also know that there is a SEASON for every for everything right. And you know that God really does make everything beautiful in His time! Could it possibly be, that the Lord has a purpose in your single season? Could it be that, in this season He has an assignment, a work for us today BEFORE we get married and become one with our mate? YES!

Romans 8: 28-30 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the first born among many brothers. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.

God has allowed me to cross so many paths with brothers and sisters who God has blessed exceedingly and abundantly and has fulfilled His faithful promise of a mate to them, what have they said they were doing when they met them? ..............Serving :-)

God has a plan and a purpose and an assignment for us now! And it’s not for us to sit around and wait for certain events in our lives to happen before we serve Him and work for Him! My brothers and my sisters, God has a marvelous plan for your life and He predestined you to do it! A specific task and as you seek Him, He will show you. His hand is already on your life. Don’t wait to walk in your purpose, serve God now. Ask Him for strength and joy and He will give it to you!!! He knows that everyday won’t be easy, just call out to Him, He will answer!

I know it's hard, I know that sometimes it appears to be to much for you and sometmes it seems unfair. But, God cares about you SO much. So much that He would allow us to experience tests that hurt sometimes, so that we can be shaped and molded into who we need to be to be used by Him. This way, when He fulfills His gracious promise to us we will be in position to receive. I believe it!

Part 3 is coming up!!!

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