You are welcome to this great time in God’s presence. Last time, I taught on the worth of youthfulness. Today, I shall be sharing with you on “The Usefulness of Singles and Youths.”
First, as a single, you are created to be useful. Let your life be an example to other Christian youths out there; as you demonstrate in practical terms beyond any iota of doubt the beauty of singleness.
Interestingly, do you know that the way you walk says a lot about your personality? Those slumped shoulders and dragging feet are reflective of your mood! If you are insecure for example, you will walk provocatively.
God has rooted in you some exceptional endowments to enhance your singleness.
Your single days ought to be properly utilised. Everything about God is exclusive; He excels in varieties. In creating the human race, there are no two persons who are exactly alike. Even men and women are unique in their own different make ups.
However, you need to be in a good relationship with your Creator while you are still single. The foundation for a secure life and destiny is first and foremost in your connection and commitment to God, the Author of life and Creator of all living. John 15:5 says: I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
Hence, the foundation for a secure life and destiny is in your personal relationship with your God. He is the one who founded the whole earth including your destiny.
Moreover, the best time to invest in your life is when you are still single. This should affect every area– spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically. Be committed to the study of God’s Word now that you are still single. God’s Word is the manual for living. Go for it! Read your Bible! Become a Word addict. Bend down and study the Word (2 Timothy 2:15). Personally, until I have spent time in the Word, the day is not properly set and I tell my biological children the same thing. It works!
For instance, as single men or women this is the time to take charge of your life. Live a life that will glorify God. Now you have the strength to do whatever you want, so take full advantage of it. Many singles are confused not knowing what to do with their lives while waiting for a blissful marriage or a glorious future ahead. Interestingly, all that most young men and women do is to fast, pray and believe God for a spouse. Then, they will start counting days and years and begin to think that God is slow and that they are getting too old for marriage. But truly, you can maximise your single years and make them exciting, purposeful, and full of fun.
For you to be able to access all these things, you need the grace of God upon your life. You need to confess your sins and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and personal Saviour. In case you are not yet born again and you would like to, please say this prayer with me: “Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me 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! Till I come your way next time, please call or write, and share your testimonies with me through email@example.com, 07026385437 OR 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by Pastor Faith Oyedepo 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