Tonight’s Twitter #ChristianSinglesChat was another success. To God be the glory. Going in, I didn’t know who would show up yet God in his faithfulness sent a good batch of people that made for a great discussion. My heart sang when someone said, “This chat was uplifting and fun” and another said, “This chat is such a blessing.”
Discovering Our Purpose
The topic of the hour, living single laid the foundation for future chats. We talked about what we like about it; freedom, not having to answer to anyone and what we dislike about it; not having anyone to answer to and not having that special romantic connection. Its important to accept and understand our season of singleness in order to be effective for Gods kingdom. One of the things we talked about in great detail was discovering our purpose.
Breathe And Take Up Space
God created each and every one of us for a unique purpose. We weren’t created to simply breathe and take up space. We were put here to do something specific. The sooner we figure out what that is, the better. I agree wholeheartedly with this sentiment from a participant; “While living single, this is a perfect time to discover our purpose and go about living it for God’s glory!” We can discover our purpose by exploring the following questions:
- What are you passionate about?
- What turns you on?
- What do you believe God created you to do with your life?
- What are my unique gifts, talents and abilities?
- What is something I do that gives my life meaning?
- What do I look forward to doing often?
- What are the activities that take place in my perfect day?
Confront, Challenge And Change
I believe my purpose is to impact relationships between Christian men and women. To confront, challenge and change the lives of Christian singles. To open up the conversations between us. To get us talking about what we need to talk about. To share wisdom that will lower the divorce rate. To create more marriages that glorify God. This weekly chat is a part of living my purpose. Writing this blog and giving you something to think about with each post is a part of living my purpose. Living our purpose involves:
- Knowing who we are
- Why we are here
- What we will do with our life
Someone For Everyone
We also talked about Genesis 2:18 and how that verse speaks to us as singles; “And the Lord God said, “it is not good that man should be alone. I will make him a helper comparable to him.” One participant said the verse is a reminder that there is someone for everyone while another participant posed two very thought provoking questions:
- Should I prepare for that?
- How do I know if I’ll ever be a helpmeet?
Equally Important To God
In 1 Corinthians 7:7-8, Paul says he wishes all men were like him; single but each man has his own gift from God. Some have the gift of singleness while others have the gift of marriage. I believe God will reveal to us where we stand if we ask. Some of us will be more effective for Gods kingdom as singles while others will be more effective married. Whether single or married, we are all equally important to God. If we read scripture contextually, I believe the majority of singles will be married therefore I believe preparing to be a helpmeet is a wise idea.
Obey God Immediately
We wrapped up the chat by asking, “How can we be an even more effective Christian single?” One participant said, learning patience and contentment from God and continuing to grow in Him. Focus on and put God first.” The one thing I added here was, obeying God immediately. Many times God tells us to do something and we wait…we mull it over, we rationalize, reason and take our time trying to understand why. Sometimes this causes us to miss out on something greater. We have to move when he says move even if we don’t understand why. That’s a part of walking by faith.
Something to think about…
What say you…What do you like/dislike about living single? Have you discovered your purpose? What does Genesis 2:18 mean to you as a single person? If you are married, did you enjoy or endure living single? Anything you wish you would’ve done differently?
Here are three things I’d like you to do now:
1. Leave a comment below
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3. Calendar Thursday August 22nd, 5pm PST/8pm EST for the next Christian singles chat.