2018’s Christmas day has come and gone but here’s some encouragement from the Christmas story, to keep you going.
We know the story, how the angel Gabriel came to Mary and told her what God had said, that she was going to have baby Jesus… (Luke 1:26-38 CEV), but let’s see (and hopefully be encouraged) by how she responded in Luke 1:34 & 38 quoted below, respectively;
Mary asked the angel, “How can this happen? I am not married!”
Mary said, “I am the Lord’s servant! Let it happen as you have said.”
Mary was single. Errm, no Sherie, she was engaged.
Errm, no sis, she was single, she even said it herself in verse 34 quoted above, she said, “I’m not married”.
Girl, if you are not married, you are single. Dating/Courting? Single. Engaged? Single.
Mary was single at the time she was told she was going to have Jesus and the only time she brought it up, the only time she brought up her singleness in her conversation with angel Gabriel, was when she was told the nature of what God wanted her to do. Perhaps, she thought, how could she have a baby, when she wasn’t married, won’t she have to have sex to have a baby and sex has to be in the context of marriage, with her husband? (Oh Mary, fine girl with sense.)
That was the only time she brought it up and when the angel told her that God’s got it all worked out because you see, “nothing is impossible for God” (Luke 1:37), she was like, alright, I’m God’s servant, let His will be done.
Hmm. I wonder, if she had insisted that she wasn’t married and hence didn’t or couldn’t fit God’s plan, would she be the one we know as Jesus’ mother today?
Will she be the one would be asking, ” Mary, did you know that your baby boy…?” (Meanwhile guys, considering that we’ve sang that song for years now, I guess Mary knows by now, so… Lol…)
What I’m trying to make you see here sis, is this;
You don’t have to be married to have a purpose.
You don’t have to be married to be part of God’s plan.
You don’t have to be married to fulfill/reach purpose.
You don’t have to be married to do all the great things God’s got lined up for you to do.
You don’t have to be married for God to use you.
Come on, girl!
It’s interesting that we celebrate Jesus’ birth, just before a new year, that to me is like another reminder, that He came to make things new, to give us life, to give us so many second chances, to start over, where necessary.
Sweet girl, will you do like Mary and say, God, I’m your daughter, your servant, let your will be done in my life whether single or married, help me surrender to your plans, help me not to put/to stop putting my life on hold because I’m single, help me to live, to be a blessing to others, for your glory?
You don’t have to wait till January 1st to this, you can decide now and continue.
I know it can be hard, I know we have our good, bad and just ugly days but you are not alone, you’ve got help. Angel Gabriel may not be there telling you not to be afraid, but God’s word tell us that repeatedly, to not fear, it tells us that He’s with us, that we are not alone, we are not without help, we’ve got His Holy Spirit, it tells us that God is faithful.
You are so loved girl, Jesus came for you.
Don’t let the wait make you doubt your worth.
You’ve got God and He’s got you, you will be fine.
The year may be ending without you having some things you thought you’d have by now but I pray it won’t end without you and you will see the goodness of God in the land of the living, in Jesus name, Amen.
Trust that what you didn’t get this year, you weren’t supposed to get this year and see it this way, now, you are a year closer… perhaps, even a day.
Thank you for being our friend here, we love and appreciate you so much and we are excited for all the wonderful things that God has in store for you. ❤
Happy New Year In Advance!
PS: A man like Joseph, Mary’s boo, is the kind of man you want to settle for, a man who submits to God, that kind of man is worth the wait.
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