It’s time, ladies. It’s time to go on an adventure with God.
Let Him woo you. Let Him hold you. Let Him love you. Because He’s the only One who can love you perfectly.
It’s time to pack our bags and follow Him because He’s going to take us places we never knew existed.
You want to go on a missions trip? Great! Ask God for provision to get there.
You want to go to college? Sweet! Go learn more about our Heavenly Father.
You want to travel the world? Awesome! Take God’s hand and fly.
Our Father longs for us to come to Him with our hopes, dreams, and desires. During this adventure, find out what makes Him happy. Find out what makes Him sad. Bring Him gifts of your time, money, and heart.
Now is the time more than ever.
“But, Mackenzie,” you say, “how do I go on an adventure with God?”
Well, my friend, that’s a good question, but it’s not easily answered.
1 Corinthians 7:29-38
“What I mean, brothers and sisters, is that the time is short. From now on those who have wives should live as if they do not; those who mourn, as if they did not; those who are happy, as if they were not; those who buy something, as if it were not theirs to keep; those who use the things of the world, as if not engrossed in them. For this world in its present form is passing away.
I would like you to be free from concern. An unmarried man is concerned about the Lord’s affairs—how he can please the Lord. But a married man is concerned about the affairs of this world—how he can please his wife— and his interests are divided. An unmarried woman or virgin is concerned about the Lord’s affairs: Her aim is to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit. But a married woman is concerned about the affairs of this world—how she can please her husband. I am saying this for your own good, not to restrict you, but that you may live in a right way in undivided devotion to the Lord.”
OK, maybe it is easy. It’s funny how God’s Word does that.
Yes, being married is a holy thing. God makes it holy when we follow His commands. Yes, being married is a good thing, but it’s not the only good thing God gives us.
In whatever season we’re in, there will always be a chance to run after God wholeheartedly, but when we’re single and waiting on God to bring us our future husbands, that’s when we can fall deeper in love with God than any other time.
When we are in a relationship, we get so focused on trying to please our boyfriend or girlfriend that we forget that we need to please God first. We were created to have an undivided heart for the Lord.
2 Chronicles 16:9 says, “For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.”
God will give us strength to wait for our future husbands if we devote our singleness to His Glory.
Below is a poem that I keep on my inspiration board in my dorm room. I read it quite frequently in order to remind myself of how blessed I am to be single right now in this season of life. I hope it speaks to you as much as it speaks to me.
“The Single Gift” by Donna L. Mihura
How blessed you are, you single one,
Don’t talk of care and woes.
You’ve got too much to be thankful for,
Oh what, you’d like to know.
It’s no mistake, no misdirection
Of God’s perfect plan
That you’ve not found your special lady
Or you, that certain man.
God loves you so and has much more
To give than you’ve ever received.
That He’s giving His best to you right now,
You really must believe.
His best is Himself, do you have it in full
Or only a bit on the side.
No man can meet your needs like God,
Nor can a lovely bride.
If your life’s not complete, you know that Jesus is
And your life He will fill
If you’ll only put Him first each day
And live to do His will.
He’s gifted you for undistracted
Devotion to the Lord.
There should be nothing that can interfere
With Him and prayer and the Word.
Unless you let down the guard of your heart
And let others take His place,
Then you’ll lack joy and peace and hope
And not experience His grace.
So give your heart right back to God,
Let Him keep it safe for you.
And when it’s better than His best,
He’ll make your one into two.
Abba, we thank you for another day we get to spend with You. Whether we’re in a relationship or single, we choose to chase You. Thank You for always chasing us. Thank You for getting us through the good and the bad. Thank You for our love and this time we get to spend with You.
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