Tuesday, January 17, 2012

the single gift.

inspiration: poem from lady in waiting.

i've been reading through lady in waiting; i'm still going through my one-year of not dating (and still struggling with staying focused on Christ first and foremost in my life, especially when there is someone who has my attention and i have his), but staying rooted in Scripture and staying rooted in my purpose of developing godliness and discipline is definitely helping...

i read this poem earlier and it really encouraged me.
i definitely agree and i definitely encourage everyone, male or female, to read it and be encouraged.

pursue God first and foremost and everything after will fall into place!

The Single Gift
How blessed you are, you single one,
Don't talk of care and woes.
You've got too much to be thankful for,
Oh what, you'd like to know. 
It's no mistake, no misdirection
Of God's perfect plan
That you've not found your special lady
Or you, that certain man. 
God loves you so and has much more
To give than you've ever received.
That He's giving His best to you right now,
You really must believe. 
His best is Himself, do you have it in full
Or only a bit on the side.
No man can meet your needs like God,
Nor can a lovely bride. 
If your life's not complete, you know that Jesus is
And your life He will fill
If you'll only put Him first each day
And live to do His will. 
He's gifted you for undistracted
Devotion to the Lord.
There should be nothing that can interfere
With Him and prayer and the Word. 
Unless you let down the guard of your heart
And let others take His place,
Then you'll lack joy and peace and hope
And not experience His grace. 
So give your heart right back to God,
Let Him keep it safe for you.
And when it's better than His best,
He'll make your one into two.
-Donna Mihura

Love this.
No matter what our relationship status, we are to pursue the Lord with all our heart, all our soul, and all our strength. The blessing of being single is that you get to do that more easily.

So if you're single, embrace this time to strengthen your relationship with the Lord and to prepare your heart for what is to come. :)

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