”No good man would ever want me with all the mistakes I have made.” “What man would want a ready-made family?
” In fact, I had convinced myself that I would never find a good Christian man that met my criteria (you know, the tough stuff like having a job, a car, a desire to achieve, good-looking).
I have many friends who seem to have “the gift.” They have embraced and are content with where God has led them, while using it to contribute and encourage others in the Lord.
What they have been able to accomplish as singles could never have taken place if they were married.
The world says you can have it all--sex without responsibility, relationships without commitment, and easy marriages that are here today, gone tomorrow.
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For most of us, we determine our “gift” by discovering what we do well and what we take pleasure in doing.
Others will also take notice of the ease and enjoyment by which we use it.
Personally, I have never really given it much thought even though I have been writing about being single and becoming a seasoned one along the way.
For as long as I could remember, I have persistently sought a relationship, albeit not always actively, so I have never considered myself as having the “gift.” However, to help determine if we do, we can probably ask ourselves, “How do I know if I have a gift of any kind?
I am asked often, in light of my less-than-shining past, how on earth did you find a good, Christian man like your husband?
I told myself many of the things that some of you may be telling yourself.
The Bible says you can have it all, too--but it gives you the big picture, spelling out the consequences of such choices. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.
Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases.
” God does not give us a “gift” we are terrible at or hate doing.
He takes pleasure in seeing his creations utilize what he bestows in amazing ways.