This is probably the most difficult thing to submit to in life: God’s will. However, without it, we would be walking six foot under the ground.
The question is: do we apply God’s will to our lives? Do we grant Him access to every sphere in the vastness of our heart’s universe? Or perhaps rather, the road it too difficult and expensive to travel, so we become like a shooting star, firing away all of God’s reminders, love and convictions.
Recently, I’ve been thinking about a certain concept which has been growing rampant amongst us as young people, and I admit, at times, I myself am guilty of this too.
Let me explain…
We as Christian youth have decided to keep ourselves pure, physically and emotionally so that, when we get married, we may bless our future spouse and bless God by the holy and gloryfying way that we’ve lived. These are after all, God’s commandments for us.
Here’s a common line of thought: I’m keeping myself pure until the day I get married.
Personally, there’s nothing wrong with that way of thinking. However, by saying that, you are assuming that you will get married. Why? Because you’re keeping yourself pure.
We’ve adapted a concept that we will get married someday, and hopefully soon, therefore even more reason to keep ourselves pure.
Marriage is a God-given, natural instinct and desire that is within us. However, not everyone will get married. You will only get married if marriage is within God’s will for your life.
So does that mean that we are commanding marriage from God? Maybe. Maybe not. But our purpose is solely, to find God’s will for our lives, and stay therein. If marriage is within that will, you’ll find it in God’s time.
It’s sad that we’ve given in to an idea that we will all get married, and we keep on wondering when it will be.
This concept has quenched our godly fires, it has stilled our love and desire for God’s work and it keeps on stiffening our knees since we are no longer able to fall down on our knees and cry out to God for His mercy on our lives.
A desire to get married is not wrong. But we should check our attitudes. Do we live today in expectation to get married tomorrow? Or do we live today in anticipation to see God’s will manifested in our lives, today and tomorrow, be it marriage or singleness?
I’m not quite sure if these musings are comprehendable, but I pray they may mean something to someone.
God’s will is part of the ultimate sacrifice, where we give up our everything to gain all of Christ. It’s not merely a commandment we have to obey or a task we have to perform, but rather, as it’s written in 1 Kings 3:5, it should be the deepest desire of our heart. We should beg God to make us restless until His will has been revealed and instilled within our hearts.
God’s will should be our focus today, tomorrow and forever. Marriage is possibly just a by-product of your obedience to God’s will, as He sees the desires of your heart.