Hello Hello! I know I missed a week….sigh! I promise I am trying to get back on a regular schedule. There is just so much going on, Lawd have mercy! I am going to get it together! No worries!
I actually set out to post about something totally different than the title suggests. I started writing and it just wasn’t flowing naturally. I took a couple of days, just to be sure I am sharing what God desires. I always know when it comes from him because it’s a topic I stumble across, or something he drops in my spirit.
It seems as if the last few weeks I have really been more aware of my singleness. I know a major factor is because my children are away for the summer. The house has been extremely quiet and I have been trying to keep myself busy in order that I not miss them so much.
I am totally okay with waiting on my king, I am in no means trying to rush God. Lawd knows I don’t want to make any errors. I want to be absolutely sure God has given my future hubby the ALL clearance. So to divert the thoughts of, “This would be a great time to get to know someone since I have been alone”,I decided to go harder on bettering myself and begin praying for a man of Purpose.
What does a man of purpose look like? A man of purpose is a man, who because of his intimate relationship with God, knows what his purpose in the Kingdom is. He understands and embraces the very gifts God has granted him and is serving and growing in that area.
He is a man that understands that as a man of God, it is imperative that he knows where he is going. A man desiring to marry and have a family understands that in order to truly lead, he must first have a passionate relationship with God, as well as a consistent prayer life. He is fully aware that before asking a woman to follow him in the journey called marriage, she must have a clear image of what she is following.
Understanding one’s purpose is very important to God. We are the vehicles in which he carries out his plans and purposes. Ephesians 2:10 states, “We are God’s Handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do”. God made each of us for something specific. It was prepared in advance for us to do.
When a man of God embraces this, it sets the course for his future. It places his future wife and family in a favorable position. It places them in a position to prosper and reap the blessings of God. Jeremiah 29:11 clearly states, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
I don’t know about y’all, but I need that kind of favor operating in my life. Not only do I need to know and embrace my purpose, but the man who God sends must be operating in his. Chile, all these women talking about wanting a “tall glass of lemonade”, wanting them tall, dark and handsome, just give me one packing with purpose!! Fully loaded and ready for kingdom business! Where is the church fan when you need it. Woo chile’!
So, I am on this journey of consistently praying for my man of purpose. He is not a perfect man, by far. He is not a man who has it all figured out. My man of purpose is simply a man who has the heart of the Father and allows him to direct his paths. Proverbs 20:5 says, “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”
I want our family vision to prevail. I want us to walk confident in the things he has called us to. Walking a path not destined for us won’t last. We will only be able to go so far, before we realize we have strayed away from his plan and purpose. Time is precious and we need to be in alignment with God’s plans for us.
Yes, I too have a purpose in which I was created. With God’s help I am sharpening and doing some fine tuning that I be ready to assist my man of purpose when our paths cross. I know our plans and visions will intertwine. I know it will all make sense. How do I know? That is how Father operates.
So ladies, pray and operate in your purpose as you await your man of God. Use this time to allow God to minister to you and cause you to continuously blossom into a woman of purpose. You are equipped with the intricate traits, skills, characteristics, gifts and support that will complement your future spouse.
Men, be sure of your purpose and vision before asking a woman to follow you. Women find great peace and security in knowing where they are going. She desires to be your helpmeet, but she needs to know where she is going and how she can help. We so long to offer our assistance to make things easier and profitable for you.
So there you have it! Funny how God literally just downloaded all of this on the spot. But that is nothing out of the ordinary around here. So stay in prayer beautiful people! Continue to walk in your divine purpose and allow his Glory to shine! Love y’all!