Ever since we launched Single Matters on June 3, God has been surprising me with opportunities to meet the most amazing people. I've heard the heart of single men and women from ages 20 to 60. I'm learning what concerns them, and I just love hearing their walk of faith.
Because of Single Matters, I'm being asked to share my thoughts on the subject. I must admit, I wonder why anyone would want to hear what I think. I'm not an expert in any way on relationships. Clearly, I'm still single. And who wants to be an expert at singleness? Not me!
But I'm learning to embrace the opportunities God gives me to share what He's doing. My journey has been as fun as it's been scary. I never would've chosen this for myself. I didn't know that I was choosing something thrilling and risky. Because of unemployment, I just had time to ask God what He wanted to do in and through me, and since I didn't have any distractions, I just went with it.
I was talking to God the other day and asking Him what I was supposed to share on some upcoming interviews. He said something to me that I think applies to every one of us. He said, “I've done things in you that you can't see. When you get into a situation where someone needs what I've done in you, it will come out of you.”
Each one of us has experience, skills and passions that will lay dormant if we let them. We need to position ourselves to get in line with what God wants to do. Not sure what He wants to do in you? Well, it's often what we would like to see ourselves doing. Even if you don't know exactly what you want to do, maybe you just know a piece of it. Start there. Dreams and desires are placed inside of us by God, but we sometimes talk ourselves out of realizing them because we think someone else is better, or it appears to be too much work, time or money to be successful.
This I know for sure: God will take our small step and and make all the details come together so we can keep moving toward our destiny. Our job is to stay in position to receive. Staying in position isn't a walk in a park! When the enemy wants to get us off track, he uses force, distractions and disappointments to get us to look away and lose our place.
What God sees in us are His plans for us. He sees the end from the beginning. We just see the past and the present, but if we ask God to show us what He sees, then we have the opportunity to have eyes of faith. If we fix our eyes on Jesus and let the author of our faith also be the finisher of our faith, we will have an exciting journey!
You can do more than you think you can. Follow these steps to position yourself with what God is doing in you:
1. Ask God what He sees in you and where He wants to take you.
2. Position yourself to see that too.
3. Then take one step toward that vision.
4. Do what you can do to stay in line with the vision; get rid of distractions.
5. Let God move the pieces in place to get you there.
Last week I was interviewed on two blogs at Blog Talk Radio. I spoke with Scott Speight from the Spiritual Care Center. We talked about how Single Matters started, and the journey God has had me on the last few years. You can listen to it here.
I also had a wonderful conversation with Afi Pittman from Author of Faith Ministries on her Blog Talk Radio show. As single girls, we were a little more free to chat about our thoughts in today's single world! You can listen to it here.
Listen to those interviews if you want to know more about how God has led me through those 5 steps over and over. He has been faithful even when I forgot about step #1, 2, 3 or 4. But when my heart led me away from the process, He came in with #5 again.
I haven't arrived yet, but I'm enjoying the journey …
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I just loved this, Jill: “This I know for sure … God will take our small step and and make all the details come together so that we can keep moving toward our destiny.” Thank you. Thank you.
Jennifer, thanks for sharing that it blessed you. I didn’t proof read this and it’s late so it’s risky to post! Ha!
Great insight, Jill. John 9:3 comes to mind. Some times a difficult path is part of God’s purpose to show His greater glory in our lives.
Enjoyed this. btw, the Afi conversation link is a 404 not found.
Thanks Kathryn, I’ll look into the link. Grateful you said something.