Time Is Short: Keep Your Eyes on Christ Not Men

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What I mean, brothers and sisters, is that the time is short. From now on those who have wives should live as if they do not; those who mourn, as if they did not; those who are happy, as if they were not; those who buy something, as if it were not theirs to keep; those who use the things of the world, as if not engrossed in them. For this world in its present form is passing away—1 Corinthians 7:29-31

The world we live in is passing away, soon the Son of God will come in His glory to rapture His church (Matt24:44). This knowledge should influence our attitudes as single sisters. In the above passage, the apostle Paul is advising the married ones to behave as if they weren’t, those who possess as if they didn’t, and so on. This doesn’t mean people should neglect their marriage or possessions but instead live in expectation of the Lord’s return by honoring God through their marriage/possessions. Marriage or possessions shouldn’t be idolized but rather used as tools to lift up the name of God. And that’s exactly how the attitude of a single sister should be: Use our singleness to glorify God. Yes, we want to get married and have children, however, we shouldn’t behave as if marriage is our reason for living. Most of us use our singleness as an excuse to covet men or be depressed. Time is short ladies, should our Lord come find us with this sort of attitude? We need to utilize our singleness to serve Christ and others more because this world is passing away. Many are desperate for a Savior down deep in their hearts and it’s up to us to be great ambassadors of Christ instead of focusing on our needs. Yes, we should prepare ourselves for the marriage ministry but let’s not make it our number one priority. Our Mighty God will make all things work together in His own time so that the elected husband will come; our duty is to keep our eyes on Christ not men.

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