Ladies ladies ladies, my beautiful single sisters in Christ, there is going to have to be a point where you die to yourself, that means dying to all your desires including marriage. I don’t care how old you are. The bible says we are to focus on things eternal and I have news for you: nobody will be married in heaven therefore the only marriage that is eternal is the one between you and Jesus. That has to be your focus. It has to be “for God, I live, for God I die.”
Some of us have a relationship with God that is not real. Why? Because it all depends on one thing: whether or not you get a husband. That is not real relationship. Stop being so one track minded. I want to hear more singles thirsting for the things of God. There are abused foster children, battered women, poor people, sex slaves, prostitutes, prisoners, etc that need to hear about The Lord. This walk is not about you, and don’t confuse Jesus with Cupid. This is not about getting your wish list. What is God requiring of you? Stop using all your energy wishing and hoping for a husband.
For some of you, that’s all you think about. I can tell by your Facebook statuses. I wish my sisters would spend more time in their Word and less on the “marriage works” facebook page. You’re single, why are you on the strivingforoneness Instagram page commenting on all of the pictures? And you wonder why it’s hard to be content single?
But here is reality: you are not truly surrendering to God if your mindset is this- “if I surrender this desire to Christ he will give me a husband. If I live pure God will give me a husband” no, we don’t bargain with God. You can’t find true contentment in Christ because you’re selfish. You’re trying to figure out what you can get out of your relationship with God. God is asking you to lay down everything and serve Him because He is GOD. There is something God wants you to to do NOW! Find out what it is and do it.
So tell us, whose wife will she be in the resurrection? For all seven were married to her.” Jesus replied, “Your mistake is that you don’t know the Scriptures, and you don’t know the power of God. For when the dead rise, they will neither marry nor be given in marriage. In this respect they will be like the angels in heaven. (Matthew 22:28-30 NLT)
Since we consider and look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are visible are temporal (brief and fleeting), but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting. (2 Corinthians 4:18 AMP)
And those who belong to Christ Jesus (the Messiah) have crucified the flesh (the godless human nature) with its passions and appetites and desires. (Galatians 5:24 AMP)
And He said to all, If any person wills to come after Me, let him deny himself [disown himself, forget, lose sight of himself and his own interests, refuse and give up himself] and take up his cross daily and follow Me [cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying also]. (Luke 9:23 AMP)
And he who does not take up his cross and follow Me [cleave steadfastly to Me, conforming wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying also] is not worthy of Me. (Matthew 10:38 AMP)