(Please note: This was originally published in the summertime)
It’s summertime and it looks like gas is going up again. Well thank God that He supplies all our need according to His riches and glory by Christ Jesus, so that we, His sons and daughters, don’t even have to worry about not having enough money for gas. We can keep our
gas tanks on full! Glo-reh! However, what about that other tank – as single believers, how do we keep our “joy” tank on full?
I mean, it is summertime and we are seeing more couples out and about, enjoying longs
walks hand-in-hand on the beach, in the park, or in the mall. During this time of year
how do we, singles, keep our joy tank on full and not on E?
Well, there are several ways – and I’ll share three.
1. Serve God, and serve His people.
For example, join a local church which teaches the Word (I always say, “Go where you grow!”)
and sign up to serve in an auxiliary. This way you can have fun pleasing God by serving Him
and blessing His people.
2. If you haven’t figured it out already, pray about your purpose in life and pursue it as
the Spirit leads.
A year after I got saved at 18 I asked God, “Why am I here?” In other words, out of the
billions of people in the world, why did He create me, and what is my divine assignment?
I believe so many people end up confused and in wrong relationships at the wrong times
with the wrong people because they, themselves, do not know their purpose in life, so
they let other outside influences determine who they are. Pray about your purpose, know
that God isn’t withholding that information from you, and receive it by faith. Once you
discover it ask God what He would have you to do right now to start heading in the right
direction, then get to work. You’ll soon discover that it’s fun pursuing the perfect
will of God for your life! Though it can be challenging at times, there’s joy knowing
who you are in Christ, why you were created, and that you’re blessed to be a blessing.
God made each and every one one of us with His very own special, unique purpose in mind.
Discover and pursue yours today!
3. Do what you love as often as you can.
For example, I love music as much as I love books (I also write songs) so at any given
moment you may find me at a gospel concert for one of my favorite artists having a good
‘ole time because I love music, and I love being around God’s people. To me, doing and
being around what I love adds joy to my life, and you can do the same whether it’s a
hobby, an interest, or even spending time with family or having fun hanging out and
laughing with friends.
There is no reason for single, saved believers to be mopin’ around talking about,
“Woe is me, I don’t have a boo.” It’s okay to desire a boo, while patiently waiting with
cheerful expectation knowing that God will bring that desire to pass in due season, but
in the meantime, get yo’ praise on!
Kim Brooks, author of bestselling novels, She That Findeth, He\'s Fine...But is He Saved? and more. www.kimontheweb.com