Hello everyone, it’s been a long week and I hope we’re getting the best out of life and experiences? Great.
I happen to have come across this article (or should I say message?) today and chipped off a bit to share with my esteemed readers here. Sometimes I really do wish these truth will get to every soul because I believe that most people need this but have no access to it. You can help pass it to those close to you. Thanks.
Now, to our subject of discussion. Yes, I know the title says “9” but I am just going to share fewer than that. The link to the original post will follow for your reading pleasure. Be blessed.
The Big Lie.
People say it different ways.
It usually starts out: “As long as you honor God with your substance… ” And then they finish it with…
“… God will reward you with a wonderful spouse.” “… you can claim your marriage partner.” “… and have a marriage made in heaven.”
And so on.
Well, part of it is true.
Some people appear to have things easy. They don’t face the same struggles regular people do.
But for the vast majority of single men and women I have come across, the story is different. It’s been a continuous battle and they are fed up with the single life and the dating game.
Years ago Dr. Neil Clarke Warren, founder of eHarmony.com, made the observation that millions of singles would love to get married – but only if they could live happily and forever with their partners.
And the truth is:
The whole frustrating, exhilarating, maddening, crazy game of dating has left many confused, baffled and hopeless.
This is hard to swallow for most Christian singles.
Especially when they’ve always been told that as long as you live a decent Christian life and look presentable that you are all set.
It should break your heart to see that many have been living decently for years … but they are suddenly waking up to discover that while they are rapidly approaching the proverbial age of 40, the hope of a happy marriage seems to be receding … like a mirage as the years go by.
Why is this so?
There are 9 deadly mistakes that almost all singles are making … in a desperate attempt to meet and settle down with their godly spouse.
*** Mistake #1 Having idols in the heart
This is one of the biggies. Please pay close attention here. In the Bible, anything that takes the place of God in your heart is an idol. God wants to have first place in your life. Especially when it comes to the issue of a godly spouse. HE has already kept His best for you. And you have to go to Him in prayer to find out.
And herein lies the danger …
If you go to God with your mind already made up about someone you want and then you just ask Him to “rubberstamp” your preference for you … by asking Him to show you if that person is your godly spouse, you will most likely hear the voice of your own emotions echoed back to you … and NOT really God’s voice.
In this case, God can even say YES if He sees that in your heart of hearts you’ve already made up your mind!
The Bible actually says that if you come to God with an “idol” in your heart He will answer you according to what you have in your heart.
*** Mistake #2 Ignoring your vehicle of destiny
Your vehicle of destiny is a certain skill, talent, attribute or gift that God has given you … by means of which He will deliver His best for your life, including your godly spouse.
For some it is hospitality. For others it is the milk of human kindness. For others it is the ability to be persistent in the face of all odds.
Yours could be spiritual or physical.
Maybe the ability to sing. Or help others in one way or the other. It is supposed to be your most dominant attribute. But if you don’t recognize it … and make full use of it, most of your blessings will be passing you by.
We see a good example of this in the Bible when we read the fascinating story of a young woman called Rebekah and how she got connected with her godly spouse.
*** Mistake #3 Continuing to engage in any form of sex outside marriage
The Bible says clearly that our body is the temple of the Holy Ghost. We are warned against all form of sexual activity outside marriage.
When you violate this crucial spiritual principle, you literally give the devil license to put you in a spiritual cage.
No one can find you.
Or propose marriage.
You could still be walking around – as beautiful as ever – but in the spiritual realm the devil has already written something like “Not Available” right across your forehead…
You can download the complete “9 Mistakes Report” by visiting http://www.firesprings.com/sreport.html
Elisha Goodman is a prayer coach and author of the popular “Prayer Cookbook for Busy People” series. He is the founder of the eagle singles blog at http://www.eaglesinglesblog.com a new prayer community site with prayers for Christian singles.
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