“Today is the first day of the rest of your life” is a popular and significant slogan. Today, when I awoke, it was if I were born again, with new life and new opportunities. Then I showered and went to work……
You might ask yourself if this is the life you want to continue. Are you the person you intend to be? Is there a significant role for you as a single person in society? You have been created in the image of God, now what are you going to do with all this value he has placed on your being? You may be asking yourself these very questions. You might be at a crossroad where you are seeking directions, answers or a higher purpose. Or, you might be at a standstill. Other questions could be related to being too old, too young, too settled, too attached or too single.
What are you going to do with your life? Some of you will always be single. Some of you have the gift of contentment in being single and others are just single. It can be frustrating. Most of you will marry. The challenges will not stop with marriage and new concerns will creep in. There will always be something to overcome and also an opportunity to make a difference. Don’t you want to make a difference? An impact? You can! Jesus told us (in Matthew 17: 20) :if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, nothing will be impossible for you.”
There was a man in the “Old Testament” who parallels our need for God’s guidance. Remember Moses? Moses was living in the wilderness in a foreign country when he saw a burning bush. He identified that God had come calling and in Exodus 3:4 he stated “Here I am”. We can start with that statement. Turn our life over to God and see what he wants to do with us. Moses was used to challenge Pharoah and free millions of Israelites, then lead them across a wilderness to the promised land.
It all starts with a little faith. Evaluate your life. If you are content then thank God and serve him as a single. You may be content not married but want a different job or a better economic state. Explore your options. Do you need to go back to school? Do you need a budget? You could always start small and take a class to see if you are on the right track. Are you living where you need to be? How are your social skills? Are you emotionally and physically ready to meet someone new and consider dating that could lead to marriage? Use your single time to prepare to share more of your life, whether single or married.
Remember the woman with the bleeding disorder? She had hemorrhaged for 12 years and she had enough of that. She got dressed and went to find Jesus. Even though in a state of uncleanness, she reached out and touched the hem of his garment. Life changed immediately! It all started with a change of attitude and routine!
You are a person of value! You as a single person have been freed of some obligations for a purpose. Don’t bury your talents in the past or sit on them waiting for the future. Live for today and with the help of God make plans for your life.
“Today is the first day of the rest of your life”