Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Have A Life Purpose Bigger Than Marriage

Many of us tend to get wrapped up in the idea
that our goal in life is to be happy.
We constantly go out of our way,
no matter
how small, for our own happiness.
Buy a new do-dad, eat a yummy snack, watch TV, etc...
But what we need to realize is that we're NOT created for our own happiness,

but to glorify God;
in one sense, it doesn't really matter if we're happy or not!
(Of course, God does desire for us to be happy,
but our focus shouldn't be on trying to be happy,
but on doing God's will- which is what brings true happiness.)

When we forget our own desires and concentrate on
giving our lives in service for God and others,
He fills us with unexpressive joy!
Because loving God and others makes us happy,
while loving ourselves keeps us lonely.

If our single years are spent simply waiting for 'Prince Charming',
feeling self-pity, & dreaming of being married, life will be miserable.
But if these years are spent serving the Lord,
each day will only get sweeter.
So as you see, youth is full of the most valuable years in life.
Few people realize just how valuable these single years
can be for the Kingdom of God.

It's sad that today's young adult seems to think these years
are a time it's OK to be irresponsible, have problems,
rebellion, and struggles.
But this is completely opposite of how the Lord desires our teen years.
He tells us in 1Timothy 4:12,
"Let no man despise his youth;
but be thou an example of the believers, in word,
in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity."

After all, when the years of our youth are gone,
they've vanished forever.
The decisions we make now will affect the entire life ahead of us.

Not only is youth valuable, but it's powerful.
The world will often listen to young people
more quickly than they will adults.
Mature and wise youths stand out today;
they're noticed and their voice is heard.
What a wonderful time to share the gospel!

And I strongly encourage you, as a young, single person,
to devote yourself to the work of the Lord.
Since these years are full of so much potential,
it is time now to start learning good qualities and good character.
Singleness is a special gift that is very profitable and fufilling.

So marriage cannot be our ultimate goal in life;
We must purpose in our hearts to have a life purpose
serving the Lord, giving our enitre lives to Him.
If we don't, we won't be fully prepared for marriage.
And unless we're focused on His work,
we'll never be fulfilled in singleness or marriage.



"But seek ye first the kingdom of God,
and His righteousness;
and all these things shall be added unto you."

Matthew 6:33



5 comments:

Stacie Michelle said...

so so true

Elizabeth Ellen Moore said...

You have a lovely blog! It is so graceful, and I enjoyed your post. Marriage in itself can not be the goal. Giving glory to God is our desire.

A HEART OF PRAISE said...

I was wondering what "Template" you use for your blog? It's very pretty, you have done a great job with the design. :)
I would like to be able to design my blog. (i.e. pick my own background color, textures etc.) But I'm having a hard time figuring anything out. :( I would be most grateful for any help! But if it's too much to explain I understand. :) :)
If you want you can email me at:

madisonflorida8@yahoo.com

In Christ,
Emily :)

Brittanyrose said...

Hey girl! You havn't posted in a while... are you ok? Mom said ya'll have been busy lately. I completely understand!

Oh, I don't know if you have seen my blog lately. We are going to be picking the Sorrells up tomorrow morning at 9:30, we have to be there at 9:00. Here is the link to what's going on: http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/brittanyrose/361363/

That may have been confusing! :-) the link should explain it! (Sorry):-)

Love you!

Brittany
http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/brittanyrose/

ps. Love your post, your an encouragement!

HsKubes' Gal said...

Stacie Michelle~
Thank thank you.

Elizabeth Ellen Moore~
Thank you for your kind words. Thank you for stopping by.

A Heart Of Praise~
I think the template we use is Rounders 3 from Blogger then my Mom and I went to different places and found the graphics to plug in.
If you need a hand, we could help you out. Just let me know.

Brittany~
Praying for the Sorrells! Yes, I'm OK;)

~Alexandra

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