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Single and Rich

BEING SINGLE IS BEING WEALTHY

Single and Rich

Many of us don’t understand just how privileged we are even before we say “I do”.

Let me explain.

When you are single you have a currency £$ of potential at your disposal. A blank chequer.

You have access to a savings account banked with:

Accomplishment, spiritual growth, personal growth and experience.

Whilst we’re single, the time we have for ourselves is probably at its maximum. Because we don’t (yet) have the responsibilities (privileges *wink*) of attending to and loving our spouse 24/7, as well as all the other responsibilities that come with married life – we are able to focus more on ourselves. This is the perfect season to discover your likes and dislikes, your skills, your strengths, your weaknesses and do something with and about them.

 

❤ Accomplishment

When we are single, we have a wealth of potential. Although God is penning our lives, He has already instilled in us desires, passions and talents that He wants us to invest into the world around us for His glory. Like the parable of the talents: The servant given one talent made two mistakes.

1. He was afraid and as children of God fear cannot be part of our vocabulary. Don’t be afraid of failure – He who started a work in you will be faithful to complete it. Oh and don’t believe the lies, when they tell you that you have to be a damsel in distress before your knight in shining armour can come and “rescue you” – I’ve been saved once already – by JESUS – so thanks but no thanks. And Guys, she doesn’t have to see you as her hero before you believe she really likes you.

And 2. He was lazy. As children of God we are called to a life of service, exploits and prosperity – just like Christ, just like the many examples of men and women of God in the bible. People who worked hard like David,  lived sacrificial and obedient lives like Abraham and served God courageously like Deborah. So this is the perfect time to take those godly risks and put your gifts and ambitions into practice. Don’t wait till you marry to become successful, take the talents God has given you to the exchangers now! Like the good and faithful servants.

So…

What talents do you have?

What skills do you take for granted?

Start with asking God what He wants you to invest in.

 

Ladies we don’t need to hang around idle, waiting for our other half to notice us. And Gents, you don’t have to considered every girl you come across and find your wife through trial and error.

Be sure of this, if you make yourself available to God and fix your eyes on Him, He will not hide a good thing from your sight.

Being single is being rich with potential.

So start fulfilling your God-given potential today.

Waiting with a purpose is sure to be a better experience than rushing through life’s seasons without one. May God pave our paths with His instruction, His mercy and His grace in Jesus name amen.

 

Stay tuned for the next post on being Single and Rich!

Peace & Love

Spokenword Sunday – Pleasing God

Psalm 1:1-6

I’m pleased because of how your 1st class degree in biomedical science,

Hasn’t stopped you from being an usher,

How you raise you head high, directing others to the altar.

I’m pleased because of how you fear no evil in my name,

And rebuke demons through my grace.

You don’t shudder, when darkness lurks,

A child of light, my Father does unimaginable works.

I’m pleased by your ability to sit quietly,

Even when you think that you are right,

Better still when you know you are.

I’m pleased with you, for the persecution you took for my name’s sake

The odd stares and the empty sympathising from the lost,

The shaking of heads, as they carry sins weight.

I’m pleased because you turned down that six figure salary,

Because they asked you to dishonour the Sabbath,

You said “everyday is holy, but you should understand, Sunday is like Father’s day to me”.

I’m please because you’re slow to speak and slow to anger,

I’m pleased when you say “na thanks”, to the most sort after invitation to the party of the year.

I’m pleased because you didn’t approach Brother A,

Despite your craving emotions,

Even if he did smile at you a little longer than the others.

I’m pleased because you respected Sister B, all the way to the altar,

Abstaining and patiently waiting, without falter.

I’m pleased with your boldness among those who believe the least,

You boast about your God and shame the beast.

And your humility among those who believe the most,

Humble servant of Lord of hosts.

I’m pleased with you for giving up your favourite tv show,

Fasting, and putting your body under control

I’m pleased by how little the pride you acquire, and how great your gratefulness for my grace and sacrifice,

That I admire.

And when my father sends me, on the day of judgement,

I will know you, and I will speak merrily of you,

Because I’m so pleased with you.

Amen