Single for Jesus Christ and His Gospel
As a 30’something Adult, I have experienced “singleness” on all different levels. And the one thing that the Church today does not address is being single, and being able to serve God. This is the one group that has the power to carry not only the PRESENT condition of the church’s ministry for the Kingdom of God; but also determines the FUTURE condition of the church’s ministry for the Kingdom of God. It is the largest pool of people within the church congregations. Yet the LONELIEST.
And do you understand that God, Himself; and Satan both know this!
And because of this, this is the group that undergoes the most of spiritual attacks, struggles, and turbulent journeys. This group is the most brokenhearted, yet still seek their place in the Kingdom. They are often the misguided, or forgotten group. It is this group of individuals, based on their seeking, and not finding their spiritual needs being addressed, that take on the following paths, within their spiritual journeys:
1. They often continue on the path completely alone, confused, lost, and scared.
2. They often fall off the path, and fall to the ways of this world.
3. They often do not find their identity in Christ Jesus; or lose their identity in Christ Jesus.
4. Lose faith in God, and His Promises, altogether.
5. Or they try to fit the church’s definition of what their life should be; instead of following and surrendering to God’s Will of their lives.
There is no one exception, in the world today. Singles are not addressed in any church today.
In the church today, we are professing to young adults, marriage is the way; where the social condition, in the world they live in, no longer values committed relationships. The struggle with the passions of youth…against the struggles of leading a life pleasing in the Eyes of Jesus Christ. How do we strengthen our Young Singles in Jesus Christ and His Gospel?
In the church today, we condemn divorce; where in the social condition in the world today, the divorce rate is 50%. As we may all be aware of, divorce results for various reasons; whether it be by choice or circumstance by the individual or the other party in the marriage. Where is the support for healing from such extreme changes in life circumstances? In dealing with going from a 2 parent home, to a 1 parenting situation? Whether it be coming from an abusive situation….or enduring unfaithfulness from a spouse; or even seeking forgiveness for it(Let us be honest here, people need healing from sins, as well.)….or reestablishing hope in starting a new life? The widows and the widowers endure quite similar struggles. The empathy or understanding of such life circumstances? How do we strengthen our Divorcees and Widow/Widowers in Jesus Christ and His Gospel?
One thing that Jesus Christ demonstrated with His Life is that His Teaching applied to all social circumstances, customs, cultures, and traditions, in the world. We are called to understand one another. The Scriptures are TIMELESS nuggets of wisdom. So the wisdom provided in the Gospels, should transcend the times we live in. The Church should not move through with HUMAN compassion, to address the needs of the human condition. Because we will always see, even within our daily lives, that human beings always have needs that need to be addressed. Our human emotions can often be misleading and deceiving, when it comes to honoring God’s Will. It should move through with the guidance of the HOLY SPIRIT, to address the needs. When we lock ourselves down to HUMAN compassion, we will only serve God, through our HUMAN, not SPIRITUAL Guidance. And this is what I feel has happened to the Singles, in the Church today. They were often overlooked.
These people can be the future Mary Magdalenes, the future Pauls; the future Timothys; and the future Esthers…..
“We are given life for a purpose. So that we can be useful for the Body of Christ Jesus, to be fruitful for the Kingdom of God. We were not all created with the same life circumstances. But we are all equal in the Eyes of God, to do the work for His Kingdom. Jesus Christ showed us through the different life paths that His Disciples came from, that all had a perspective to offer, in spreading His Gospel.”
So to all of you who are Single, and serving, or wanting to serve Jesus Christ….seek steadfastly. Use the Gospels for guidance, and fellowship with those that conquered the circumstances that you are encountering, by ways of Christ Jesus’s Teachings of Unconditional Love, Mercy, and Nonviolence. We are all one body in Jesus Christ.