Wait. Trust. Seek Him.

3 04 2011

I think God uses singleness to draw us closer to Him. In the moments where I feel like I need a guy or that I want a relationship, I feel a tug from God where He says “Come back to me. I’ve got what you need.”  I have to re-adjust my thinking and move toward Him again. It’s then that we become more content in our relationship status. Trying to trust that God’s plan is better than our own. And it is better, it’s just hard to see.

This is definitely easier said than done. If you’re single and you go somewhere and all of your friends are dating/married, you want what they have. We almost look at God and go “See that God? I want that. If you could throw some my way THEN I’d be content.” But God wants us to use this time to solidify our relationships with Him. This time can be used to grow and prepare. But remember, no one said it would be fun all the time. Loneliness and longing for someone does come and that’s not bad! It’s what we do with it. Seek the Lord with all of your heart! (Deuteronomy 4:29-31)

Wait for the Lord; Be strong, and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord. (Psalm 27:14)

Pray that God would make you content in your singleness so that He can use you! Waiting on God’s timing is something I struggle with in every aspect of my life. Whether it’s relationships, work, college, etc. I’m always looking ahead to what’s next, when I should be focused on today and how I can glorify God. After all, it’s God who has put me where I am.

Just Wait. Oh how I long to graciously and contentedly wait on the Lord.

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Patience

20 01 2011

There are those people who have always told me “God is the only man you’ll ever need.” And while there is complete truth in that statement, God is also the man who created marriage. He gave us a longing for another person to share our lives with. So is it wrong to want a girlfriend/boyfriend? I don’t think so. It’s what we do with that wanting that makes it right or wrong.

Sometimes we run out and start dating to fill a void. That’s when the wanting turns wrong, that’s when we get hurt.

Be patient. It is hard, but it is necessary. Be patient when it’s hard and be consistent in prayer (Romans 12:12). Pray for the person you will marry. Pray that both of you will make good decisions in the relationships you have before and after you meet. Pray that they will make God their number one and you their number two. Pray that they love you enough to wait for you.

The older we get, the harder it is to wait for that person. As high school students (especially seniors), we are starting to reach that point in life where marriage isn’t an outrageously far off event. So waiting on God’s timing becomes harder, but maybe this is a time that God can teach us, mold us, and make us into the people He wants us to be!





Singleness

12 01 2011

A lot of times we feel like we need a relationship. But we tend to lose sight of the fact that, it’s okay to be single. In fact, God may use you in a special way that He couldn’t if you were in a relationship.  There is a time and place for everything; God has orchestrated, literally every aspect of our lives. Why do we not let Him have control of

our relationships as well? Maybe it’s because we think it’s too hard to wait, and we know that if it’s in His timing, it might take awhile? That’s me sometimes.

Think about it, most of us will get married. So why not use this time to do things that are more easily done, single? Go on a longish short-term mission trip this summer, use the time to bond with people without the distraction, dive into God’s word and focus on becoming the man of God He created you to be, get involved in something (like hardcore!). You can do these things when you are in a relationship, but sometimes it’s easier in highschool to just take a break from the dating scene and use the time of being single for good. It’s not the end of the world to be single, in fact, God uses itto prepare us for life!





Devo number 16

5 12 2010

Press on and

Allow His spirit full control. When

Trials test me

I will wait upon the Lord,

Endure and

Not get ahead of God’s plan.

Crisis will come, but God will

Enable me to handle them!

I get frustrated with the timing of God sometimes. I want His plan to be fulfilled now. Not later. I feel like this is a problem with a lot of Christians. Waiting on God is crazy tough! Especially because our society is very “now” oriented. We have fast food, internet dating sites to find your “soul mate” faster, even things like pay at the pump to make it more convenient (but I’m not complaining about that one!). We need to wait on God. Our humanity wants to take control, but we can’t let that happen. God is so much bigger than us! We need to have patience and trust that He has our best interest in mind, which He does according to Jeremiah 29. Psalm 27:14 says to wait on the Lord and be strong. God’s timing is not our own. We are human He is God, so trust in the Lord will all of your heart and do not trust in yourself (Proverbs 3:5).

Kelly