Presentation on theme: "Being Single & Waiting on Who God has for You 1 Cor. 7:32-37 speaks on the fact that unmarried people are free to be concerned only with the things of."— Presentation transcript:
Being Single & Waiting on Who God has for You 1 Cor. 7:32-37 speaks on the fact that unmarried people are free to be concerned only with the things of God, while a married person has divided interests and cannot be totally focused on God. 2 Cor 6:14-17 do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.” “Therefore come out from them and be separate.”
Being Single & Waiting on Who God has for You Being single is being Separate, Unique and Whole Singleness is not the same as being alone (being alone can be unhealthy and negative, but not being single) Gen. 2:18 Paul remained single and lived a life of celibacy 1 Cor. 7:6-8 Alone is being exclusive, isolated, and solitary and God said this was not good for man Adam was so separate, unique and whole that he didn’t perceive a need to have someone of his kind around him, God perceived that for Adam. So having a companion was not Adam’s idea, but God’s.
Being Single & Waiting on Who God has for You Gen. 2:18 God made someone suitable for Adam, so He will choose someone suitable for you Marriage will not solve aloneness, nor was it instituted to solve that problem. Another human being was created to answer the problem for aloneness God presented the woman to the man (Gen 2:22-23), he preserved man’s power to choose, Adam made the decision. God will choose your mate for you, expressing his wishes. However, He won’t make you choose that person because that would violate your will and power of choice.
Being Single & Waiting on Who God has for You God only presents us with options, like salvation, but He never chooses for us. He limits Himself to only expressing His wishes for us, not making us fulfill His wishes You have the power of choice to exercise among many individuals that life will present to you. Whether or not you use the Word, Wisdom and Characteristics of God’s Nature to make that choices is up to you
Being Single & Waiting on Who God has for You Each key on a key ring is unique, separate, and whole, yet all of the keys are joined by a common ring. The keys are single, but not alone; thus it is possible to be single and not alone. Being separated, unique, and whole is the foundation to any relationship or marriage; it qualifies you to be married If you become consumed with who you are in God, God will have to interrupt you to bring you a companion (Ruth/Boaz: Ruth 2:4-5, 14-15; 3:11; Rebekah/Isaac: Gen. 24:12-21,50,58,66-67)
Being Single & Waiting on Who God has for You Men are to select the women (with God’s guidance) Proverbs 18:22; 19:14 Your marriage will only be as successful as your singleness because you can only bring to the marriage what you are as a person alone. If you need to get married to be fulfilled or loved you are not ready MUST FIRST KNOW WHO YOU ARE IN GOD MUST SECONDLY LOVE YOURSELF
Being Single & Waiting on Who God has for You MUST HAVE YOUR EGO, SOUL AND SPIRITUAL NEEDS FULFILLED IN GOD BECAUSE NO PERSON CAN FILL YOUR EMPTY VOIDS MUST BE SUCCESSFUL AT BEING SINGLE – IF YOU CANNOT CONTROL YOUR EMOTIONS, YOUR PASSIONS, YOUR FEELINGS, YOUR ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOR – THEN YOU ARE NOT PREPARED FOR MARRIAGE GET YOUR STANDARDS AND VALUES SETTLED. BUILD YOURSELF ON JESUS SO PRESSURES OF THE WORLD WON’T MOVE YOU