We don’t know too many singles that look forward to Valentine’s Day. That’s because many of them view the day as Single Awareness Day.
However, today we want to encourage you, if you’re single to look at it as an opportunity to thank God through prayer for your future mate that He is preparing for you.
Being single in today’s time we’re sure is no fun. Nobody wants to play the dating game that’s filled with disappointments, hurt and the unknown.
Before we met, Timberley had what was known as the “list.” That list consisted of what she desired in a future husband, and she took that list before God daily in prayer.
We were introduced by a mutual friend, by way of a phone call. Our first phone conversation went something like this:
Timberley: What do you stand for?
Andre: What do you mean?
Timberley: What do you stand for, what are you about? I mean I’m not saying you’re going to be my husband, but I need to know in advance what you stand for otherwise there’s no need in us dating. For instance… She then went on to tell me her list.
Andre: (Paused after hearing that long list.) Ok…well I think the question here isn’t if I qualify, the question is, do you?
Yep, that’s how that went down! We talked on the phone for hours that day, met at the movies a week later and have been together ever since.
The point here is that Timberley prayed specifically for what she wanted and did not compromise for the sake of just having a man. She waited for God to bring the one she had been praying for.
We know that being single can’t be easy today. So we want to encourage those who desire to have a help mate, to bring your desires before the Lord in prayer.
Simply make a list of the characteristics and qualities that are important to you and then believe God for them daily. You can pray: over your list, everything on your list, or a simple prayer like this:
Heavenly Father, I thank you for preparing a mate specifically for me. Someone who loves you and will prioritize me second to you. Someone who will honor me, respect me and hold me in high esteem. You know my needs, and you know my desire to have a spouse and a family.I ask that you help me to prepare myself to love you with my whole heart and to love my future spouse second to you. I thank you Father God in advance for answering my prayer.In Jesus Name. Amen.
When Valentine’s Day comes around; when you’re invited to a party and everyone there is a couple, and you feel like a 3rd wheel, instead of getting down about it, pray about it. Thank God in advance for bringing you the mate He is preparing for you.
In closing, here’s an idea to consider if you’re single on Valentines’ Day. Host a party for your single friends, for a night of fun with food and pray for one another. In a nutshell, don’t just talk about being single, pray about it!
~ André and Timberley Gray