I Corinthians 7:32-34 "But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord: But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife. There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband."
Many young people are getting impatient in their waiting on God to send them someone and are out there SEEKING for a mate. I did not know the Lord as a young person and I went seeking for a mate. The Lord blessed me in MY choice...however...we had to go through alot of difficult times as a result of not knowing the Lord and making things go the way we wanted them to and not the way God necessarily intended for them to go. When I talk to young people they tell me "Things turned out okay for you in how you did things." They say that because I have three children and am married to a God-called preacher who now pastors a church. What they don't realize is the scars that are there as a result of all we went through. I have seen time and time again in the lives of young people who wait on God to send them the one God has for them and how God blesses that union if things are done God's way. I've also seen young people give up on waiting on God and go out and find THEIR choice for them and their lives turn out to be miserable and hurtful as a result instead of joyous and loving.
God has someone for each person. It is best to wait on Him to bring that person into your life and not rush things by getting impatient and going after the one YOU want to have. God's choice is always right!!!
In the meantime...tend to the things of the Lord. Keep yourselves pure physically and spiritually. Keep your focus on the Lord and your walk with Him. Let Him take care of finding that mate for you. He'll let you know when that one He has for you has come along. And when He does it will be right. Then once God brings that one and you marry him/her...your responsibility shifts to caring for that spouse. Yes...you still need to focus on your walk with the Lord but you now have someone else to care for and you are not to forsake him/her.
So if you are a young person that is waiting on God...keep praying for that future spouse of yours. God knows just who that is and you don't need to be concerned with it. Just focus on Christ and pray!! God will take care of the rest.