Remember [thoughtfully] also your Creator in the days of your youth [for you are not your own, but His], before the evil days come or the years draw near when you will say [of physical pleasures], “I have no enjoyment and delight in them”. Ecclesiastes 12:1 AMP
The world of singles is loaded with a lot of excitement and noise about all that is going on around the world; being single comes with a lot of packages offered by the human world. Most of the innovations and latest inventions are always centered around the younger generation because of the understanding that that age group controls all that happens to the rest of the world per time. It is often said that the youths are the leaders of tomorrow. In the church of God, we do say, the youths are the backbone of the church. All of these are pointing to the importance and seriousness centered around the age of youthfulness and singleness. This is the reason why it is important for every single person out there must understand what their current stage of life entails and how to navigate through that age successfully without disappointing God and everyone that cares for them here on earth. God expects every single youth of this generation to make a difference and lead a life that will bring glory to His Name here on earth. In this series, we shall be discussing about all that singles needs to know about making a difference in their age and time while still living the best of their lives without pain and regret! God is ready to pour out His Heart once again into every open and ready heart. This is your chance to get it right once again and get fired up for exploits while you are still young. Get ready for the Fire Experience!
In the twelfth chapter of Ecclesiastes, King Solomon passed a very urgent message to the youths in the first four verses. The first verse is our focus in this episode which stresses heavily the importance of knowing God and living for Him while still in the days of youths before the older years comes around when there will not be strength to go all out for God again. The age of youthfulness is the best time to get busy for God and to be the best you can ever be as a single person! Singleness is a stage in life that cannot be experienced twice in a lifetime! You can only be single once, that is before you enter marital relationship and get settled. All that pertains to your life and how you live it before getting married is what we term your age of singleness.
The age of youthfulness is the best time to get busy for God and to be the best you can ever be as a single person!
God is very intentional about this particular stage in the life of His children. Against popular news that the stage of singleness is the stage to only get prepared for marriage and family life, singleness is rather the stage where you must you sow enough seeds you want to see germinate into the kind of life you desire to lead later in life. The youthful stage of life is a very important and delicate stage in a man’s life. Whatever you do at this particular stage ends up following you till you die! This is when you can intentionally build godly characters into your life. It is time to inculcate values and virtues that will make you great later in life. Every great man that rose to become a voice in his generation got it all started when he was a youth! Once you miss this special timing, it becomes very difficult to catch up with life ever again! You can make a difference!
Singleness is the stage where you must sow enough seeds you want to see germinate into the kind of life you desire to lead later in life.
It is very possible to be single and yet be making waves for God on earth. For almost everyone, the stage of singleness is the stage where you get to the peak of your academics development which gives you an edge to really have access to the best knowledge you can gather coupled with fierce youthful energy fueled by inner strength that follows the stage of youth. This is the reason why you must not waste all these physical and spiritual resources made available to you but instead turn it into a means of commanding results and relevance at a very tender age thereby bringing glory to the Name of the Lord and swimming in influence here on earth. You don’t need any other person to motivate you apart from yourself! Be your motivation! Be energized from within through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Let God lead you through this stage of your life and watch the kind of lifestyle you will enjoy till the end of your days on earth.
No matter what God desires to do in every generation, man remains His only access point in getting His will done here on earth!
Every believing single must be ready to direct their youthful strength to where it matters, making impacts! The news that we hear about youths everyday are very sad ones, which keeps displaying the kind of havoc that can wreck a Nation when the youths are mismanaged and misdirected. Whereas, youths are supposed to be the strength of the Nation, they ought to be leading innovations and new discoveries that will lead to the betterment of their world. In the world of believers, the best time to work for God and be useful for His Kingdom is the stage of singleness. This is when everyone has full control over themselves without any responsibility that can distract, disturb and prevent them from focusing fully on active service for the Kingdom compared to the married folks. It is time to re-strategize and review all that we feel should be done during this stage of life so as to accommodate God’s plan alone and delete other frivolities in order to remain focused and faithful to God and Him alone.
Every great man that rose to become a voice in his generation got it all started when he was a youth!
There is an expectation of God upon every believer especially the youths. I always love to describe God as a businessman that is always ready to make risky investments just to ensure that the profits come alive at all cost and also in great magnitude. There are a lots of investments and efforts God already put on the way of the youths of this generation. There has never been any time before now that youths would access knowledge and technology at such tender age as we have it now! More than ever before, things are becoming easier to access and handle in every ramifications of life. it is becoming easier to work for God’s Kingdom and also focus well on academics and career building. All the tools and instruments that keeps getting launched each day are all evidences depicting to what extent God would go to equip His children with all they need to carry out His divine counsel here on earth.
Whatever you fail to learn and practice when you are single, it becomes almost impossible to catch up with it after marriage!
It depends on how you are seeing the recent increase in the rate of development in science and technology. Nothing happens here on earth without the hand of God being part of it. So, while the Kingdom of darkness are never tired in harnessing all of these gadgets to propagate their enterprise here on earth, then what is stopping the true heirs of God’s Kingdom in using these same tools in enforcing the realities of God’s Kingdom here on earth? We must not be slack about this! Every single believer out there must be ready to pay the price for God’s power and decode the purpose of God which is needed in navigating the special area in which God will be needing the youth to manifest His power so as to bring glory back to Him. Until we pay the price and begin to rise as true sons in our different areas of specialization, God is not glorified in our generation! Remember, no matter what God desires to do in every generation, man remains His only access point in getting His will done here on earth. God therefore awaits the rising of His children especially youths and singles in every generation that will rise up and take up the call and be useful for God.
Ever before approaching the institution of marriage, it is important to first establish a track record of outstanding knowledge of God and passion to work in God’s vineyard having being demonstrated consistently over time without fail.
Furthermore, every single must understand that, ever before approaching the institution of marriage, it is important to first establish a track record of outstanding knowledge of God and passion to work in God’s vineyard having being demonstrated consistently over time without fail. Whatever you fail to learn and practice when you are single, it becomes almost impossible to catch up with it after marriage! So, start early! Seek knowledge about God and His ways, read books and get developed on the things you must know about the Kingdom Principles. Discover purpose, inquire from God and trust Him to lead you through discovering yourself and thereby bringing forth all the hidden potentials He kept in you for the advancement of His Kingdom on earth and the betterment of the human society. When every single youth out there begin to see themselves the way God see them, then their way of thinking will change thereby leading to a change of lifestyle.
Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for Him!
Finally, The Message translation of Romans 12:1-2 explains it this way: “So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life – your sleeping, eating, going to work, and walking around life – and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. you’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you”. As you go about living your life from today onward, meditate on the words of this passage and through it gain wisdom to live for God. See you here next time as we continue our series on being a single with a difference. Thanks for visiting the Fire Place!