ONE of the biggest mistakes we make is not embracing the current season we are in, because we are looking ahead to a future period: when the kids are older or the kids are gone, when I get out of debt, when I get out of school, when I get a better job, when I retire. By looking at the future, we live in a constant state of not being present, and we miss His presence in our present.
I embrace my current season of being single–for many reasons; the primary being what Paul said: The unmarried can focus on the things of the Lord (1 Corinthians 7:34). When I was married, my time and attention were definitely divided; with my husband requiring the lion’s share.
While married couples can certainly accomplish more together, they must first come together as ONE. The challenge is often when they are at a different stage mentally, emotionally or spiritually. The unmarried only have to come into agreement with the Word of God, which has great examples of how God did great exploits using just ONE:
- Noah obeyed God and built a ship on dry land
- Joseph sustained Egypt through the famine
- Rahab aided the spies in escaping
- Job remained faithful to God through constant calamity
- Lydia started a church at Philippi
- and Paul….too many to list
And, of course, the greatest ONE is Christ going to the cross!
Watch this video and see how ONE person affected the life of a young man, who went on to make a drastic change.
I started this ministry in obedience to God’s instruction to use what was in my hands. Now, I didn’t consider myself having anything of value; however, He had me take a spiritual inventory, which showed that I had a decade of developing an intimate relationship with Him, and He wants me to help others do the same.
What do you have in your hand? I urge you to take an inventory to answer this question and begin to give from what you have now–not when your circumstances change or your situation improves.
Leave a comment to share what you would do today if there were no obstacles. I’m looking forward to reading how you’re going to use your power as ONE.
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