2 Words in 1
Tie Up ALL Loose Ends Now!
These two words, “loose ends” have been in my spirit so strongly.
As I pondered on the words, I was reminded of a graphic image of a rope pulled apart and how out of place and loose it appeared as oppose to a rope knitted.
A synonym for “loose ends” is unfinished business.
Whatever we have not gotten around to complete and are wavering about may we have the courage and be intentional about completing it.
Whatever area of our lives is out of order and needs work may we dedicate the time and energy needed to becoming better men and women.
May we allow the work of the Holy Spirit to bring to perfection what he has begun in us, God will never give an assignment and anything remains the same or is left incomplete.
May we trust Him to lead and guide us as we seek to get it done.
Let us tie up the loose ends!
There Is More to Life Than Marriage!
Yes, there is more to life than marriage.
And please do not get me wrong, marriage is very important.
After our salvation, it is the most important, since it entails becoming one with another and involves a lifetime bond.
However, we are to be careful that we do not delay investing and working on ourselves, because we are waiting on marriage to become someone, or get somewhere.
If we miss preparing or working on ourselves, we can delay and miss marriage.
Marriage does not make you ready for life, rather you being prepared and ready for life makes you “ready” for marriage.
You do not become or work to become someone, simply because you desire marriage or want to get married.
Because you would have already have the ambition to become a better person, you would have already dedicate the time in working on and improving yourself as an individual or a person.
Marriage is a ministry and an asset and not an escape route or bypass to a better life.
I believe so many have buried greatness within them because they have the notion that marriage suddenly makes them someone.
Truth is if you have never known who you are as an individual, marriage will not help you to find who you are or become someone.
The fact that you have found who you are, by going to Christ will help you becoming the person you were destined to become for marriage.
When you have found your identity in Christ, you develop the capacity to help determine the path or destiny to your life.
Work on becoming a better you. Go after your goals and your dreams.
While watching a sermon some time ago, I heard a man of God saying there are some things we are to get done before marriage, because there are some things you will never have the opportunity of doing after you have children or you are married.
As young women with goals, aspirations and purpose, we are to be intentional about our time and energy.
We are to be focus and not distracted by the trivialities of life.
Work on empowering and establishing yourself as an individual, so when the time is right to start a family, it would not be straining or difficult for you.
Prioritize! Know what comes first and what does not matter. There is not a maximum level to success.
We can never be too great or have too much. Work on becoming the woman God purposed you to be.
No disrespect to the husbands or wives who found their purposes after marriage or got their lives together after marriage, but my encouragement to the young and unmarried is to take the time to work on yourselves as person.
Marriage should help to fuel your motivation for wanting to become a better person, but not the reason you want to become someone.
Again, life does not begin when you get married. Your life begins way before you would have gotten married.
Because you would have already evolved, when you meet or come in contact with your spouse you would be prepared to deal with your spouse and what comes with marriage.
This preparation will help you to be more intentional about dedicating your time, energy and effort towards them.
~ Shelly-Ann Powell
Shelly-Ann Powell is a woman after God’s heart, founder and director of the Impact Nations For Christ organization whose mission is to empower, strengthen and point humanity to the Savior Jesus Christ.