Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Are You "Failing To Follow"?
This title is a headline from a chapter taken from Joyce Meyer's book, Never Give Up! It isn't a book about being single, but it's focused around overcoming adversity to live the life and purpose God has created for us. As I was reading the book, I found it interesting that she talked about singles under this subtitle, "Failing to Follow." Here's what Joyce Meyer had to say:
"Sometimes we pray for something but aren't willing to follow the Holy Spirit even when He tries to lead us into the answer to our prayer. For example, I know of people who refuse to attend singles groups at church because they don't want to go by themselves. They want to date and eventually get married, but they want God to work on their terms. I can understand where it might take some courage to go alone, but doing the difficult thing is often good for us. It stretches our faith and often leads us into the very thing we are looking for. We must be careful that we are not planning and praying that our plan will work, when we should be praying first and then following God's plan."
Joyce even goes on to say that her daughter Sandra met her husband by attending a church function that she went to by herself. I have found personally that if I go to a social outing by myself, even though it is hard to do, it forces me to be more social and meet more people.
So, if you've been putting off attending a Cache' Connections event alone or some other event, whether it be in your church or somewhere else, maybe it's time to set a goal to give this a try. Even if you don't meet someone special, you'll feel like you have accomplished a goal and will feel more confident going somewhere alone in the future.