I am sure you were blessed reading the teaching in this column last time. In a bid to help the singles lay a strong foundation for their future, this is the second teaching in a series titled, Covenant Responsibilities For Singles.
These teachings will also be very helpful for married couples, who wish to reinforce their foundation in God. This week, I will be focusing on Accepting Responsibility to Partner with God.
Partnership with God is the cornerstone for your glorious future. To ensure the reality of that glorious future that God has in store for you, you must be ready to work in co-operation with Him, to make that glorious future real and not fail.
You cannot sit down with folded hands, waiting for or wishing a glorious future. No! Rather, now that you are still single, you must arise and co-operate with God. Work hand in hand with Him, ready to secure your glorious future. When you accept responsibility to partner with God and take the required covenant steps, you certainly secure a glorious future.
Many years ago, we lived in a city where an estate comprising of many houses were built by the government. Unfortunately, after the buildings were completed, it was discovered that there was a fundamental error at the foundation. So, all the buildings in the whole estate were abandoned and later completely demolished, as they were not habitable. I learnt a great lesson from that incidence which has stayed with me ever since.
Foundation is everything! Nothing can adequately substitute the need for a solid foundation. A building with a faulty foundation is a dangerous one to live in; it is usually evidenced by cracks all over. No reinforcement can adequately repair the cracks. The foundation of a house is what determines how stable, strong and lasting the building will be. Every building with a faulty foundation must necessarily be pulled down, or it will collapse of its own accord like a pack of cards, with time. God’s Word says: If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? (Psalms 11:3).
It is very clear from the Word of God that there is nothing anyone can do when the foundation is destroyed, not even the righteous! As it is with the foundation, so it goes with the building. A faulty foundation makes every other part of the building faulty.
Your single years are actually the foundation years of your life and destiny. If you do not lay a solid foundation for your life while single, the future cannot be guaranteed. Your destiny shall not collapse!
The quality of success you will ever attain in life and destiny, hinges on the quality of the foundation you lay in your single years. That is what the single years of your life are designed for. You cannot experience a glorious future, without paying attention to your foundation in your single years. Now that you are still single, may I ask you this all-important question – What kind of foundation are you laying for your future?
If, for instance, as a teenager you could not concentrate enough to study and pass your examinations, it will be foolhardy for you to imagine that after marriage and five children, all below ten years of age and demanding your attention as a mother, you can now choose to study and pass that same examination. It will be near impossible, so, you must accept the responsibility to partner with God which is the cornerstone to a glorious future!
To partner with God begins with salvation. That is, being born again. Are you ready to partner with God today? This is done by confessing your sins and accepting Jesus as your Saviour and Lord. If you are ready for this new birth experience, please say this prayer: “Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. Deliver me from sin and satan to serve the living God. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.”
Congratulations! You are now born again! All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you, in Jesus’ Name. Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through email@example.com; OR 07026385437 and 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building A Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).