I welcome you again to the presence of the Almighty God. Last time, I began this series by unveiling to you your multi-dimensional nature as youth and single. I am sure by now, you must have come to the understanding that you are the light of the world and you are meant to shine.
Today, we shall be examining your “Features as a Single Person.” As a child of God, you are created to be useful. The single years are the prime time of life when all you see ahead and all that bubbles within you is life. It is a very precious gift that you should hold in your hands, which others wish they could recall. God gave you this gift, so you can fully utilize it. Single days ought to be useful days!
God has put in you certain unique deposit to enhance your usefulness while single. These include:
Young people are synonymous with strength. The Scripture acknowledges this strength in 1 John 2:14 which says: I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.
God expects you to channel this unusual strength positively and correctly. The physical strength that a 25-year-old would exert, a 50-year-old may not be able to. Your physical energy is at its best in the days of your youth, while you are still single. With this unusual strength, pursuit of your vision is easy and you will be most useful. May you make the most of your single years, by being useful to yourself and the world at large in Jesus’ Name!
While you are still single, you express tireless diligence and an enthusiastic devotion to a cause. The passion to serve, the zeal to run is there in you and is usually very high (Ecclesiastes 12:1). There are many examples of singles in the Bible, who made use of the zeal they had for God, to achieve great things. This passion or zeal is there in you also and can be utilized in the pursuit of your God-given purpose in life; so, make full use of it!
Great and Innovative Ideas
We are in the days of great inventions and innovations among youths and singles. This is because their minds are still young and void of unnecessary worries, concerns and anxiety. As a Godly single that possesses the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16), you can think and add values in diverse areas in life.
Your worth and value in life determines your usefulness. By seeing yourself the way God sees you, you will be able to add colour to your world and generation at large.
God, who is a God of purpose, intentionally brought you to this world through a particular family. You did not just come into existence. You came through that family, so you can be a useful contributor and make a positive impact on their lives.
Contribute by getting involved in household chores. See every opportunity to serve at home as service unto the Lord, and not just to your parents or family members. By so doing, you magnetize parental blessings and their hearts bless you.
David as a young man delighted in the things of God and this is one of his secrets. Psalms 122:1 says: I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.
The house of God, your local church, should be your second home. Just as you will naturally discharge your responsibilities at home, so also you should be compelled to serve in the house of God. You can locate an area where your strength can be channelled and rightly utilized in the church.
However, without Christ in you, you cannot possess any of these qualities. So, the first step to take is to be born again. Are you born again? Are you set for this new birth experience? If you are ready, please say this prayer of faith with me:“Dear Lord Jesus, I come to You today acknowledging that I am a sinner who needs Your forgiveness. I believe You died for me and rose again on the third day. Forgive me my sins, wash me with Your Blood and write my name in the Lamb’s Book of life. Thank You Lord for saving me.”
Congratulations! Till I come your way again next time. Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org, 07026385437 OR 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all the Living Faith Churches, and other leading Christian bookstores: Single with a Difference, and Make Your Life Count.