Friday, June 8, 2007

Young Person--Are You Waiting On God?

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.

21 comments:

Sandy said...

Yes.... I ma praying for that special someone.... I thought that I had already met him but I guess it wasn't right. So, I continue on. I just hope I am not blind to see that "one" person that God has waiting for me....

Julie's Jewels said...

sis. sandy....you are doing the right thing. Just don't settle for anything short of God's will.

Ashley said...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! This post was JUST what I needed to read today. It has truly blessed me. :)

Julie's Jewels said...

sis. ashley....I'm so glad you got a blessing from this post. I have to admit I was thinking of you as I was typing this one up. I was hoping you would stop by and read it. Love you!!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Sis. Julie, I totally agree with you. This is a great post and advice any young person would be wise to take heed to. I pray they will.

I saw that you met one of my granddaughters on her blog, Daughter At Home. She is a very wise young lady and I am so glad you have met her. connie from Texas

Baptist Girl said...

Well needed words to be said. Our children are our future. We need to pray muchly for them.
I heard a sermon by Paul Washer and it is to the youth of today. It is a message to be heard by them and even by us.
http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?currSection=sermonsspeaker&sermonID=52906154239

very powerful message.

Cristina

Julie's Jewels said...

sis. connie....yes ma'am I sure did meet Olivia. I've already read some of her posts. She obviously has a love for the Lord and is seeking to please Him in her life. That is always a blessing to see in young people. I plan to visit her site regularly.

Julie's Jewels said...

sis. cristina....I will have to go listen to that message. Thank you for letting us know about it.

Bill Sturm said...

Amen, Julie,
Well put. Many have jumped right on in to spouse-hunting like when they have not first become complete in Him first. Well put that we must "tend to the things of Lord".

Amen

Julie's Jewels said...

bro. bill...thank you so much for coming by and leaving a comment.

Sandy said...

Sister Julie - Thank you so much for the prayer!!! Prayer in numbers..... works miracles... Love you too!

Pam said...

Yes Julie, I agree 100%. I remember an evangelist visiting our home once when I was going through that time of "searching for Mr. Right". He advised me to simply stop searching. Pray about it, live my life pleasing to God, and if God wanted me to marry, he would send the right man. It was the best advice I've ever been given! I'm very glad I heeded and turned it over to the Lord. It's amazing how I met my hubby!

Pam said...

Hey I think we were on at the same time. I saw the comments you just left me! I also tried to IM you but you must have stepped away. Have a splendid day in the Lord tomorrow! Love You Sis!

Just Theresa said...

When I got saved, I was 16, and was still trying to get someone in my own way. About a month passed, and I broke up with a boy, it did not take me long to see he was not right for me. I made a vow to the Lord, that I would wait on Him to send me someone, and if no one shows up, I was willing to die an old maid. Three days passed, the Lord had worked in the heart of a young man at my church, and he asked me out. We dated for a year and a half and got married. 15 years later, we are still as happy, as if we was still newlyweds.

Yes, young people, wait on the Lord, so that He'll be able to bless your union together.

Julie's Jewels said...

Amen....It definitely pays to wait on God.

Julie's Jewels said...

sis. pam....I'm so thankful that God blessed in your union with your husband. And I love you too. I wasn't here whey you IMed me...we were at the church for prayer meeting. I'm sorry I missed talking with you.

Julie's Jewels said...

sis. theresa...thank you for encouraging any young people who read this to pay attention. They all think they know best...but you and I can testify that we don't. God knows best!!

Ginger said...

Hi,
I had to comment on this post. I have struggled with this subject from time to time.

Waiting sometimes seems to be the hardest thing to do. But that's what I have done and will still do until the Lord places my "prince" in my life.

Thank you for your encourging post!
Ginger

Lyndy said...

Sis Julie, What an awsome post and a great reminder. It is so easy for our flesh to get impatient but God truly knows what is best.

I am holding out for God's best. Thanks for sharing.

Love you,

Lyndy

Julie's Jewels said...

ginger....I'm glad you gained encouragment from this post. I know it has to be difficult at times waiting...but trust me....when you wait for that special one God has for you...it will be worth the wait.

Julie's Jewels said...

sis. lyndy....I'm definitely praying for you concerning this issue. I love you too....

Sis. Julie

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