A video clip aired recently on ABC Nightline stating that 70% of black women are single and that there are over 1.8 million more black women than black men. It also reports 42% of black women have never been married, and that a large number of them will remain single as there are currently 12 women to every 1 black male.
Upon first reading that report its easy to feel disheartened and get in a funk. However, we must remember that based on the billions of people in the world, as you believe God for a mate, remember – You only need one. Also, I want to submit to you, to counteract their report – Whose report, will you believe?”
Sometimes when youve been single for so long you begin to get comfortable in your singleness.
I remember speaking to a wonderful woman of God who was in her early forties and still single saying, Ive just given up. I was crushed listening to her words because, to me, was she not only giving up on ever being married, but she was also giving up on the one thing that we, as believers, should never, under any circumstances, give up on – and thats hope.
But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. Romans 8:25
Its quite alright to desire marriage, and its even okay to believe it can happen for you. However, you dont want your desire, to turn into an anxious care (Philippians 4:6), or even a want.
The Word of God reminds us in Psalm 23:1, The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.
The word, want, in this passage of Scripture means, to fail, want, lessen, (have) lack, make lower, want. In other words, it indicates that something is missing in ones life, however with God on your side you already have every thing you could ever need.
Instead of wanting a mate, I submit to you that you instead, expect a mate.
Expect Gods promise to come to pass in His season for your life since He promised to give you the desire of your heart in Psalm 37:4 as you continue to delight in Him. A lot of times, if youre seeking the face of God and in His presence in prayer consistently, then its He who put the desire for marriage in your heart in the first place.
Expect God to be true to His Word and see yourself that blushing bride on your wedding day, and even, see yourself, now, as that virtuous woman and loving wife who is a crown to her husband who will do him good and not evil all the days of his life (Proverbs 12:4, Proverbs 31:12).
Envision and become her now, as you believe God for a mate, and in the meantime become the best you today and use this year to really focus on what God has called you to do and get to know your Heavenly Father even more this year through prayer, praise and worship, and service to Him and His people.
Become as much like Jesus as you can this year – no, not so you can snag a man, but so that God will be pleased with you and so your life will be fulfilled.
Dont be hopeless, dont give up on hope – again remain hopeful and stay in a state of expectation that God will do what He said He would do in due season as you really trust, depend on, and rely on Him.
Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
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Kim Brooks, author of bestselling novels, She That Findeth, He\'s Fine...But is He Saved? and more. www.kimontheweb.com
A refreshing voice for today’s Christian single, Kim Brooks is the Award-winning, National Bestselling author of novel, He's Fine...But is He Saved? its sequel and her latest novel, She That Findeth - an Atria/Simon & Schuster release. As a licensed minister, she is also the author of several self-help books and eBooks including, How To Date and Stay Saved and Singles, Overcome! A former guest columnist for Gospel Today and with appearances on The Word Network and in EBONY Magazine, Kim Brooks shares, through the Word of God, how it is possible to live an exciting, purpose-driven, drama-free abstinent until marriage lifestyle in the perfect will of God. Subscribe to her free daily devotional for singles, which reaches thousands globally, and for more information about her books and booking visit www.KimOnTheWeb.com