We live in a society that directly and indirectly contradicts the ‘do not settle’ message. Hollywood, media and even the people around us paint relationships in a way that looks glorious.
I know how it feels and your emotions are valid. God sees your desire for a relationship. And not just any relationship but a beautiful one.
The type destined and designed by Him.
He’s not ignoring it because he thinks it’s silly or isn’t worth considering.
But He has a plan and a way.
Please, do not settle.
I know it may sound cliché saying this, but the more you find your identity in Christ, your calling as a daughter/son of the King gets clearer.
This is why understanding is very important. Understanding our purpose and calling gives us the wisdom and strength to find our footing in Christ Jesus.
This enables you to know the reason why you cannot afford to settle for anyone or lower your godly standards.
Priests and Kings unto God CANNOT settle for anyone
God’s calling is for us to offer our soul, spirit and body unto Him. As priests/priestess unto God, we were made for more.
As trees and cedars of Lebanon, we don’t go with the wind.
We were made to be wind-breakers, resisting every wind of false doctrines and worldly trends.
The rain fell, the torrents raged, and the WINDS BLEW and beat against that house; yet it DID NOT fall, because its foundation was on the rock.matthew 7:24
As we grow into trees, we desire to stand tall in the courts of our God. Our identity is not found in the abundance of suitors or relationships but in the abundance of word we hear and practice.
For he shall be like a TREE planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, And will not fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit.jeremiah 17:8
Don’t chase after the world. Don’t feel left out or bereft because a relationship isn’t coming your way.
each of you must know how to CONTROL his own body in HOLINESS and HONOR, not in lustful passion like the Gentiles who do not know God1thessalonians 4:5
You are not like the world. You don’t enter relationships because that’s where the wind is currently blowing.
No, you stand your ground and behold your King.
The King’s daughter is all glorious within; Her clothing is interwoven with gold-Psalm 45:13psalm 45:13
The more you transform into Christ, the more your value increases in the Spirit.
Your clothing is being interwoven with gold. Not the type that mere men or women pant for and lust after, but the type God uses to adorn those who love Him.
You are God’s temple
God purchased you from your former master so you can become His. And not just His, but His permanent abode. His permanent abiding place.
Heaven did not suffice. God wants to abide in Man!
Man that had nothing to offer. Yet God sent us His HolySpirit the moment we said Yes to Jesus.
He also gave us a new Spirit Man. It means you are a steward. To keep the Holy-Spirit comfortable. To ensure that temple is kept clean and a suitable place to offer incense unto God.
So please use your body to please God and ensure strangers are not granted access into your body.
Do you see why you cannot afford to settle? Please do not settle. You have a calling, a vocation and a lifestyle expected from human temples.
Many are called, but few are chosen. Guard your heart and body and don’t let anyone or anything defile you.
You must not allow worldly relationships stir up the wrong kind of love in you.
Don’t let the celebration around you push you into anything or anyone.
Treasures are hidden deep. So a deep man/woman must find you.
You are God’s city in Progress
The primary work of the Holy-Spirit is to ensure Christ is being formed in you. The Holy-Spirit is inside you to make your soul conducive and pure for the Trinity. And this plan has been before the world began.
Don’t truncate your destiny. You have an end goal. You have a purpose and the altar of sin is not worth you sacrificing the glory that shall be revealed in you.
Delay is not denial
Every delay by God is intentional.
As Priests unto God, you are being set apart for a reason. Priests do not settle. He is using this time to refine you and beautify you within.
He is adorning your life with his riches.
It may not be evident now, but as you mature and reveal Christ, God’s glory begins to reflect from within.
Your delay is to build something huge, a lasting foundation that will stand the test of time.
Ask God give you eyes to see and wisdom to trust him and stay in the process.
God has the life of his Priests planned. He chooses and designs it for His glory. And trust me, you could never do the job better.
Self-control is part of the traits of Priests. And God needs you to be able to control your vessels and emotions before giving you a huge and sacred task like marriage.
Children are going to be born, and you want them to imitate the life of Christ.
He loves you
If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!matthew 7:11
Jesus knows Man is naturally selfish and is capable of evil. It is from our selfish hearts we prefer some people to others and do certain things in the name of love.
So if God who is so selfless and has no variation or capacity for evil in Him isn’t bringing a relationship your way now, then he definitely knows what He’s doing.
Trust Him. He loves you more than you love yourself.
He loved you so much he didn’t hesitate to send his only begotten Son to be mocked and crucified.
So how much more won’t he give you good things?
He is a good God. He loves you, and knows what He’s doing.
God can go beyond your biological clock and do the needful!
He loves a challenge and nothing stops Him. So rest in Him and quit looking at the external factors around you.
He loves me. The cross is enough to prove it.
I know you desire a relationship. I do too. Sometimes the longing feels so deep I can’t deny it.
But my desire for to transform into His nature must triumph that longing for a husband.
This is how I keep laying down my life. His constant chastisement toward me further strengthens the fact that God is for me and is so in love with me.
God’s desire to make me like Jesus fuels me deeper into Him.
Dear One reading this, Sons and Daughters of the True King, I hope this post strengthens you through your single seasons.
I hope it reminds you of the greatest love of all. And I hope it pushes you to further resolve in your heart.
Do not settle for less.
Bloom with Love. Xx!