In the last edition, it is clear that as a single, God has a purpose and plan for your life, which is to be successful in all your endeavours. However, His good plan for your life is not just for when you are married but also when you are single. So today, we will examine ‘The Good Plan God has in store for You as a Single’.
Many times, I hear singles say God should give them a good spouse, a God-fearing and successful spouse; yet, when you look at their own Christian testimony, it is nothing to write home about. The Bible says, Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap (Galatians 6:7). A man of God once said, ‘Successful Christians make successful Christian couples’. Therefore, if you want a successful family, you must first become a successful Christian, and there is no better time to do this than your single days. So make the best of your single days by using this time to make yourself fit for the kind of spouse you want.
Someone once said, ‘The key to success is not so much as marrying the right person but becoming the right person’. It is easy to get carried away looking out for the right person and in the process not prepare yourself for that right person. One day, a brother asked me to pray for a marriage partner for him. So I asked him if he had read any book on family life, and he said he had not. He had obviously not prepared himself for marriage because he was ignorant of what it takes to have a successful family. Some people go as far as laying out the qualities they want their future spouse to possess without considering whether they themselves are in the right condition for that type of person. Instead of spending all your time assessing people, spend time making yourself as good as the type of partner you desire.
A sister wrote to me from Ghana and shared this testimony; I read your book on Marriage Covenant several times and prepared myself as good as the man I had been praying for. God has been good and gracious to me; He has turned my mourning into dancing and has put laughter in my mouth. God has blessed me in a grand style. He has blessed me with a wonderful man who fears and knows the Lord. A man who shares the same vision with me, a man who has devoted himself to the service of God in His vineyard, and he is hardworking. We started our courtship, and by December 1999, we would be getting married.
The Bible says, Two are better than one… (Ecclesiastes 4:9), which also means you are meant to make life better for your partner, not more difficult. Take a look at your life; are you making things better for those around you at present? Are you a joyful person to have around? If you cannot make life better for the people around you presently, I doubt if you will make life better for your future spouse when he or she arrives. So, you need to work on yourself.
However, the grace to work on yourself is only available to those who are born again. If you are not born again, please say this prayer of faith with me: Dear Lord Jesus, I come to You today as a sinner. I believe You died for my sins and rose on the third day. Forgive me my sins. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank you for saving me. Now, I know I am born again!
Congratulations, you are now born again and a child of God. He loves you and will never leave or forsake you. With this, you are guaranteed all-round rest and peace, in Jesus name! Please write or call to share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org OR 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, Single with A Difference, Make Your Life Count and Salvation Way of Escape.