“But he said to me,
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power
of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with
weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am
weak, then I am strong.” ~2 Corinthians
is where much of my weakness lies and much forgiveness has been bestowed upon
me by the Lord.
sinner; to make us strong when we are weak, no matter how unique the circumstance is, He can awaken our heart to True Love through Jesus.
been engaged to a man.
what I spiritually knew was right.
now is a relief of the bondage I’ve had of idolizing men’s affection over Jesus’
man becomes an idol in our lives and his name isn’t Jesus Christ we are in
grave danger to fall into many different types of sin.
me and praise Him for an opportunity to have time with Him and Him alone!
I have spent too long idolizing a made up kind of love in my mind, thinking I would be fulfilled by the acknowledgment of a man.
to help you drop your idols at the foot of the cross, better yet, bury them there
and focus completely on Jesus, only then will you see everything else clearly.
may hold; guidance I could suggest to other unmarried Christian women; except I
am not God.
31Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
34Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Proverbs 3:5 & 6
women who desire to be married and at some point may transition into a relationship…
desires) to be a wife some day ~ If the Lord is leading you to consider a
courtship or marriage please remember this wisdom:
yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with
lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?” ~2 Corinthians
This does not guarantee a perfect relationship (my courtship is an example), however if a man you are interested in is not a Christian, one who has the desire to be the spiritual leader that men are called to be, this will lead to many hardships in your marriage.
Be patient and wait on the Lord. Remember you already have the Greatest Love of All, He is enough to meet all your needs, whether a man comes into your live or not. It is not worth the compromise, don’t sacrifice what’s truly important, Jesus Christ, just to get married.
the opportunity to share what the Lord has shown me about this time of
singleness. Also, I’d like to thank Jenny ~ God has given you a special desire to encourage single women and I am very appreciative of that.