As the countdown to the final days of 2012 approaches, why not take a few moments to reflect on what this year has brought and taught you as a Christian single. Did you set goals that included a closer, more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ and activating your singleness for God? I hope this past year has challenged your commitment to purity and what it means to guard your spirit when it comes to your male/female relationships. I also hope that this year has ignited your passion to seek the aid of the Holy Spirit to lead and guide you in every area of your life. Building upon the foundation to remain steadfast to the call of singleness, whether for a season or a lifetime, is an ongoing journey that requires a deep and abiding relationship with the One who created you.
Perhaps you prayed for a mate this year but God had other plans. Did it leave you disappointed or seeing it as an opportunity to devote more time to self-discovery and the plans God has designed for your life? Perhaps that long awaited question has been asked of you, my sister. Or, my brother, you finally popped the question. In either case, you feel that God has joined you to the one you’ve prayed about and now you face a whole different set of challenges of remaining committed to your promise to God. This isn’t the time to stop what you’ve been doing. Oh no, you must focus all the more. As your relationship gets deeper and you get closer to the altar, the enemy will use his tricks to distract you and try to cause you let down those safeguards you both worked so hard to build. Continue to press in to God with a desire to prepare for which is about to come to pass, and may your courtship remain pleasing to God.
What dreams and visions has God planted deep inside you? Or better yet, have you even discovered the divine purpose for which you were created? You cannot waste this time pining over what hasn’t happened yet, instead use this time to continue the process of refinement so when God’s timing is right, you will be ready. Stop and reflect on what you need God to do in you. Has He uncovered some things this past year that you know deep inside need to be cleaned up and polished before God can trust you with a relationship? Reflect on that new element of “you” that you had no idea was inside until something or someone pushed you to stretch beyond yourself.
Whatever 2012 has brought, your story isn’t finished because, He that has begun a good work in you is faithful to complete it until the day of Jesus Christ. Take courage and take flight, your best days are ahead of you.