While you wait for God’s match for you, focus on things that will prepare you to be the man or woman of God that He has asked you to be, in His Word. We want to bring the best we have into any relationship we pursue. First, with the Lord and then all other love relationships will be whole, healthy and full of joy and happiness.
No doubt the best thing that has ever happened to me in my life has been my wife, Theresa. I mean she really encapsulates everything I ever wanted or needed. The Lord knew this and so while I was waiting on Him to allow her to enter my life, without fail, He continued to focus on strengthening areas that would make me whole for her and our marriage. It’s funny because it seems that Christ was always correcting or sharpening areas of my life, like my attitude or patience that were weak or lacking.
I love what Hebrews 12:6 says, “The Lord chastens or some translations say disciplines those He loves.” Can I remind you that Christ loves you? He does, and because He loves you, He will allow waiting, trials or tough times to come our way so that we can refocus our attention and lives back on Him. Now, reflecting 10 years later with Theresa in my life, I am extremely grateful that He loves me and therefore disciplines me.
I have found that when we are waiting for God’s match for us we can allow that pursuit to become our passion and purpose. It’s all we think or talk about. You see, there was a time when my purpose and passion in life was one-sided. It was all about me, what I wanted and needed. I became a very selfish person. I am grateful that God did not allow me to stay in this unhealthy selfish state of mind. It was then the Lord began to discipline me and because of that discipline I was able to refocus on my passion and purpose in life, and the Kingdom of God.
While you wait on God’s match for you, what are you focused on? What would you say is your passion(s) and purpose in life? What would you say is your passion(s) or purpose in making a difference in the Kingdom of God? It’s time to evaluate and realign those passions and make your purpose to live a life that honors God (Deuteronomy 28:1-3), remains in His presence (John 15) and fulfills the great commission in Matthew 28:18-20 where it says,
And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (NASB)
I love what Francis Chan says, “God’s presence is all that matters. If we are connected to Him we will bear much fruit. Everything (my note: including our passion and purpose) is dependent on Him.”
So during this season in your life, focus your passion and purpose on a life that honors His name, remains in His presence and makes a difference in the lives of others.
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