According to the calendar, January is a time of winter and for some this means maneuvering everyday life in the bitter cold, snow and ice. Depending on where you reside, it may mean sweatshirts and shorts during the sun filled day and closing out the evening sunsets with a campfire in the backyard.
The calendar also turns over to a new year and for some its bittersweet to see time pass by while others see a time for renewing and a chance at better days than what’s behind them.
Either way, it’s a measurement of time and marks a place on the timeline of our existence.
Some use it as an opportunity for new beginnings and treats it as a starting line for changes to take place. In reality, these changes can take place no matter the time of year. Can you tell, I never have figured out the big deal when it comes to New Year’s Resolutions? I am writing this post in mid-January and most New Year’s Resolutions made, have already failed.
For single Christian men and women that wish they weren’t single, a new year may be a marking of the beginning of another opportunity for God to answer your prayer of your future spouse. Your mind may be filled with hopes of answered prayer before the calendar changes that last digit on the date again. There is nothing wrong with this desire, we are supposed to take our desires to Him. Psalms 37:4
As a single Christian wishing you weren’t single, have you surrendered yourself for the purpose of seeking out that special human being on your own, then calling it God’s work?
Are you steering clear of relationships that don’t glorify the Lord while maintaining and seeking ones that are?
During your wait, are you seeking your One True Love and allowing Him to work any way He chooses to in your life?
Will you still seek Him if He gives this desire to you, or will you be consumed and distracted and forget your One True Love?
It doesn’t matter what date the calendar says it is – Matthew 22:37 – 38 Jesus said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.”