Successfully Single – Element #4

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Greetings!

Here is the fourth element from the message concerning being Successfully Single! Thanks for all of your comments and to all new followers!

Finding (for the men) and Being Found (for the ladies):

The Bible teaches that a man is to find a wife, giving us two thoughts: males are to do the finding and females are to adept at being found. This has taken a new format in our day. Many are resorting to the Internet to find a mate. There have been some successes, but there have also been many more nightmares! My encouragement to you, Stay with the Word! Learn to release faith for a mate. And while you are in the process, work on…

A) Emotional preparation – Know who you are according to the Word of God

1) Males (You are a man of God)

– Created in God’s own image (Gen. 1:26-27)

– Head over your wife (Gen. 3:16; 1 Cor. 11:3; 1 Peter 3:1; Eph. 5:22-23)

– You are to rule over your home (1 Tim. 3:5, 12; Gen. 18:19)

– You are to work and provide for your household (Gen. 1:26-27; 1 Tim. 5:8; 2 Thess. 3:10, Gen. 3;19; Exod. 20:9)

– You are the priest for your family (Josh. 24:15)

– You are to be full of and manifest the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5: 22-23)

2) Females (You are a woman of God)

– You are to be a virtuous woman (Prov. 31:10)

– You are to be a good thing that brings the favor of God (Prov. 18:22)

– You are to be gracious (Prov. 11:16)

– You are to be discrete (Prov. 11:22)

– You are to be strong, honorable, wise and kind (Prov. 31:25-26)

– You are to be full of and manifest the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5: 22-23)

Note: Neither of you should be lazy or given to anger.

B) Financial preparation: 6 things to do with your money

– Support the kingdom

– Pay  your taxes

– Pay your debts

– Provide for your living expenses

– Save and accumulate

– Provide for the poor and the needy

C) Spiritual preparation – Produces good, godly self-esteem

(Females) – Your responsibility is to be found. Not to do the finding. Work on being more like Christ!

(Males)

– Seek to be married for God’s purposes and not your own.

– Become someone worthy of being found. Work on being more like Jesus!

 

We are almost there! Hang in there with me for the fifth and final element on tomorrow! Until then, Stay on target!

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