Encouragement For Singles

#WIFE: Encouragement On Waiting

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Hey there.

How are you doing? No really, how are you doing? You can send me a message (contact me), let’s talk if you want or  if you ever need someone to talk to.

So, it’s another Wednesday and time for #WIFE (Wednesday Is For Encouragement), our weekly dose of encouragement. Yay!

Today, we are encouraging those of us waiting.

If you don’t like waiting, raise your hand so we can know ourselves.

I mean, I’m not sure I’ve ever heard anyone say, “I just like waiting”, whether it’s waiting in line or waiting on God to change a situation.

Waiting can be hard, no doubt but scripture says, it is good, yea.

“It is good to wait quietly for salvation from the Lord.” – Lamentations 3:26

And you know God never leaves or abandons us, even in waiting, He is with us, helping us, it is He who gives the power of patient endurance (steadfastness) and who supplies encouragement (Romans 15:5), His goodness follows us all the days of our lives including our waiting days.

“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” – Galatians 6:9

See that? Let’s put those verses together for a better flow;

“It is good to wait quietly for salvation from the Lord.” – Lamentations 3:26

“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” – Galatians 6:9

Waiting on God may not be easy but it is good, choosing to do things God’s way is the best decision one can make, so let’s not get tired of waiting, of doing this good thing, of seeking God, of expecting His goodness, of trusting Him, for at just the right time, not a second later, we’ll reap a harvest, if we don’t give up.

So let’s be encouraged as we wait, our time, the right time is coming and let us not give up on God, He says, “I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.” (Jeremiah 29:11)

In times when you feel like you can’t carry on, remember and hold on to His word, He says My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness…” (2 Corinthian 12:9), “they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength…” (Isaiah 40:31).

Be encouraged.

Happy Wednesday.

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Encouragement For Singles

#WIFE: Dear Single Sister, A Quick Word

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Happy new month and happy Wednesday!

Today’s #WIFE’s post is coming a bit late, I apologize but hey, better late than never, right?

Just a quick word for my single sisters;

You don’t have to have a life partner to enjoy your life, you just need to partner with ‘The Life’.

You know, Jesus.

He says,  “…I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).” – John 10:10 AMPC

To wait is not to waste, God is at work and you trust Him, don’t you?

So, be happy.

Live your life, the life that Jesus came that you may have, even if it doesn’t include that guy yet.

Be encouraged.

Encouragement For Singles

#WIFE: Better Nobody Than The Wrong Somebody

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Hey girl,

How are you? Trust you’re doing ok.

It’s the last Wednesday of the month and you know what it is, Wednesday Is For Encouragement, #WIFE.

Today, I just want to encourage you to not settle, keep not settling and don’t stay settling.

“Better nobody than the wrong somebody.” – Laju Iren

Being single can be hard and lonely sometimes, yea, but you know what’s harder to deal with and lonelier, settling for the wrong person…

Please don’t do it, you don’t have to. Do this instead;

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.” – Proverbs 3:5-6

Be encouraged to keep trusting God and waiting on Him, choosing to do things His way.

He will not let you down.

Happy Wednesday.

Encouragement For Singles · Everything Else

Great Chemistry And Other ‘Subjects’

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So, you guys have great chemistry?

That’s a plus actually or should I say A+ 🙂 , but how are guys in other ‘subjects’?

Okay, before you give me the look like, “whatchu talkin’ about girl”?

Here’s what I mean;

English: How’s communication between you two?

Mathematics: Are you good at finding ways to resolve issues, when they arise?

Physics: Maintaining the “spark” is important, you know.

Economics: Money matters. Do you give, save, invest and spend wisely?

Government: Who’s your Lord? Who are you guys submitted to?

CRS: Do you guys study the word?

History: How well do you know each other?

Geography: How are you working towards where you are going to spend the rest of your lives (eternity)?

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Social Studies: How do you guys relate to/with other people apart from yourselves?

Home Economics: Body management? Any odours, you know? Home management, general home keeping? (As individuals)

Do work hard on all subjects, you guys.

Your coming together may have been “magical” but staying together requires a little more.

All the best.

PS: I cannot categorically tell or ask you about Biology now… 🙂

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Encouragement For Singles

#WIFE: Go For A Man Who’s Submitted To God

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Daughter of God, go for a man who’s submitted to your Father, yea, you are totally allowed to be a daddy’s girl about this and He’s going to be so proud of you because that’s what He wants for you ( II Corinthians 6:14).

And oh, the perks!

A man who is submitted to God practically allows himself to be led by the Spirit of God, he chooses to live and do things God’s way and the fruit of Spirit will definitely not fall far from him.

“… the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence)…” Galatians 5:22-23 (AMPC)

See how the message version puts it;

“But what happens when we live God’s way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard—things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely.”

Wow!  Affection, compassion, commitment… Wouldn’t you just love a man who consistently displays these?

A man who loves and is submitted to Jesus, has a fine, no scratch that, has the finest example on how to love you and you will enjoy the effects of his relationship with God, trust me girl, you want this kind of man, this is the kind of man you want to submit to.

If you’ve got one, appreciate him and keep growing in the Lord together.

If you haven’t got one yet, wait on God for him, trust me, it will be worth the wait, for “God proves to be good to the man who passionately waits, to the woman who diligently seeks.” (Lamentations 3:25)

Be encouraged.

Happy Wednesday.

 

Encouragement For Singles

When It Was You Not Him

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He doesn’t always make all the mistakes, we all make mistakes, she makes some too.

Popular opinion is usually that it’s him, not you but sometimes sis, it’s us, we know, just keeping it real here.

Well, look who’s not getting all defensive, you grown girl! High five!

Okay, so the relationship went under and you realize the part you played, though you did your best to work things out, for some reasons ‘things’ did not cooperate with you and the relationship ended anyway.  What to do? What to know?

LET IT GO; You tried, you really tried (I know, been there, done that, ain’t got a t-shirt though) you apologized, tried to make amends but they made their choice, it’s okay, don’t hold it against them. Look at it this way, do you really want someone who doesn’t want you (anymore)? You don’t want to be fighting for the relationship alone, they should at least meet you half way or quarter way or less (since it was you not him), you don’t want to be in a relationship where it  feels like someone is doing you a favor by staying with you, so let it go and move on, there’s someone out there who will obtain favor just by finding you.

Yes.

YOU ARE STILL WORTH IT; Your mistakes do not  define you, don’t let them confine you. You are not worthless because you made a mess, it’s what you did, not who you are, “for a righteous man (woman) falls seven times & rises again…” (Proverbs 24:16) (Parenthesis added by me) What happened? He fell. Who fell? A righteous man.  He wasn’t described as a fallen man because he fell. You see?

So?

FORGIVE YOURSELF.

And?

RISE AGAIN, BEGIN AGAIN;  God’s grace is  available to help us change for the better, so begin again, stronger, wiser, more mature, equipped with lessons to do better next time.

Oh yes.

THERE WILL BE A NEXT TIME;  “ Behold, I will do a new thing…” (Isaiah 49:19) Perhaps, you went through all of that to prepare you to for it, the new thing, so don’t fret,  God’s got you, trust Him, love yourself, live your life and don’t settle, when it’s time, the Lord will make it happen.

Be encouraged.

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