Enjoying the Journey
For a time in our ministry Tammy and I had the privilege of working in the single adult department of our church. We had watched many of these young adults come through our youth ministry and it was a joy to see them continuing to grow in Christ. One Sunday a fine young lady was giving a very personal testimony of the Lord’s work in her life. As she spoke I saw more clearly than ever that all of the counsel we have given to single adults comes down to one thing.
Life is not about marrying the right person, admission into a certain college, or choosing a career path. No, thank God, it is much simpler than that! Yes, those decisions must be made. But they are all to be made the same way – by faith.
Faith is not just for old people, sick people, and lost people. It is for all people. Especially young adults. The earlier in life we learn to live by faith the more fully we can please God and enjoy all that He has planned for us.
The faith life is the greatest life of all. But, how do we live by faith?
- Wait on the Lord. Trust Him to bring all of His will to pass in your life, in His time.
- Rest in His Word. Take the very promises of Scripture as your own. Meditate on the faithfulness of God.
- Enjoy fellowship with Christ. No mate, degree, or job can bring contentment. Find your joy in Jesus.
- Let God be thorough with you in the season you are in. Learn. Grow. Prepare. The prime of life is the present!
Recently a young man I have great respect for testified to me how God was using this time in his life to teach him lessons he knew he needed for his future and for a family. It takes great maturity (and patience) to believe that God is getting you ready for more. “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ” (Phil. 1:6).
God is not finished with you. Keep moving forward with the Lord and you will find every good thing He has prepared for you.