You cannot imagine how much I've missed writing to you all! I've been celebrating my 22nd birthday this passed week so you can imagine how festive it has been. God is truly awesome and I feel blessed beyond measure-- something about birthdays cause me to reflect on my life and to gain a new found appreciation for it. Anybody know what I'm talking about? Well in the midst of all the commotion, I was fortunate enough to hear the voice of the Lord Jesus Christ, that which spoke to my heart. A higher calling
So I've been constantly reminded of Proverbs 31:1-9 throughout the week. Here are a few things I love about these scriptures. Verse 3 is so applicable to us young, single Christians.
As the bible says, we as Christians are heirs-- sons and daughters of God-- in Christ Jesus. In other words, we are royalty. With that being the case, God requires excellence. The verse above is a mother instructing a king in his youth about the things that could potentially hinder him from fulfilling his high calling. Along the same lines, we cannot afford to get distracted by our own fleshly desires.
The mother says "give not thy strength unto women" or, in other words, do not allow yourself and your judgment to be weakened or skewed by romance. Considering myself a romantic, I'll admit, this is a challenge for me. However, if God is able to do it for me, he's able to do it for you too. As Christians, we should not be all "caught up" in our girlfriends or boyfriends, among other things, but we should be focused on answering our calling.
Don't limit yourself. You may think you know what your calling is, "However, as it is written: 'No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him' (1 Corinthians 2:9)
God Bless You,