6.20.2012

What's a Young Woman To Do?


During our single years, it is easy to wonder (and complain) about being bored and not knowing what to do with our spare time. We don’t have a boyfriend…we’re graduated…we may not have a job…

What’s a young woman to do?!

Well, you may not know this, but…your single years are possibly one of the best times of your LIFE. The time that you spend being bored and wondering what to do, is the time you can be using to change the world.

In Paul’s first letter to the Corinthian church, he tells them (in verse 34): ‘…the woman who is unmarried, and the virgin, is concerned about the things of the LORD, that she may be holy both in body and spirit.

Our unmarried, single years are a time to grow stronger in the LORD. More firmly rooted in His Word. It is a time that we are free from the distractions of a husband and family and should have the tunnel-vision to learn more about our God. Not that we should stop focusing on God when we do get married…but that we should have ourselves fully armored now.

And not getting married is a possibility that we must all consider, as well. Not every girl is called to a life of ministry through marriage. God may have ‘singleness’ written in your story. And that is also a beautiful calling. ‘But I want you to be free from concern. One who is unmarried is concerned about the things of the LORD, how [she] may please the LORD…’ (verse 32)

So ladies, during our single years, let us look at them as a challenge. A challenge to be ministers of our LORD and Savior and not idlers at home. Let us keep busy – helping others, serving others, teaching others…and praying that God would speak through us all the way. Stay the course, dear sisters.

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Guest posting over here today.

11 comments:

  1. Thank you for this reminder, I needed it very much today!! I was just pondering these same thoughts earlier. :)

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  2. May I add an "amen" to that, sister! God is growing you a lot these days: I can tell. Growth is such a good thing for all of us, to shed preconceived notions, ill-formed worldviews, and lies we have embraced. I know it can be painful at times, but it is a wonderful thing to see. Be encouraged!

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  3. Yes! That is something that girls need to be reminded of and hear. God has the perfect plan for us, and it might not involve marriage when we want it, or at all. But He is always faithful. Great post, hon. :)

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  4. So often I ache for a purpose in life for single girls cause it seems the biblical role for women is marriage, but there are things we can do single that can train us for married life also! This was beautifully written!

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  5. Even though I pine and romanticize and daydream... I'm enjoying my time being single. :)

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  6. It's kind of ironic that you posted this right after I started following you...because I just graduated, and am single and "jobless" ;)Good post!

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  7. Lovely post, Miss Raquel! Thanks for sharing with us!
    Have you ever thought about doing another rambling post but doing it on a video instead of writing it on a post as you have previously done? Just a thought I had and I thought I'd share it since I would love to see you do a rambling video...or really any video for that matter! Have a great day!
    Bethany
    www.royal-daughters-of-the-king.blogspot.com

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  8. This is a wonderful post! I agree with all that you said. Thanks for the encouragement.

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  9. I really needed this today, Miss Raquel. Thank you so so so much for writing this. So encouraging! :)

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  10. I find it hard to be content with my singleness sometimes but I ask the Lord's help in this time in my life. He is with me every step of the way. Thanks for posting!

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