What is Your Time?
Do you know how important timing is in God's plan? All throughout the Bible we see examples of God's instructions being specific in action and timing. Our lives are designed in the same way and part of succeeding is knowing the times and seasons.
Relationships in our life should go through seasons. Everybody will go through a single season. There is no baseline of years that will fit everybody, but we all go through it. The roots you put down in your single season will determine the fruit you produce in your dating season.
Are you handling yourself with dignity? Are you managing your sex drive? Are you building deep friendships? Do you have spiritual mothers and fathers speaking into your life?
Following the single season is the dating season. This will look different for every individual. But most importantly, the roots you put down in your dating season will be the fruit you produce in your engaged season. Are you handling yourself with dignity? Are you being honest? Are you managing your sex drive? Are you maintaining your current friendships? Are those mothers and fathers still in your life? Are you preparing yourself to show up, fully present in the easy AND hard times?
Following the dating season is the engagement season. This, too, will look different for every couple. Stay away from comparison, stay away from Hollywood expectations, listen to your married friends and press into God and ask Him for his timing for your marriage. The roots you put down in your engaged season will determine the fruit you produce in your married life. Are you handling yourself with dignity? Are you managing your sex drive? Do you still have people speaking into your life? Are you continuing to build trust? Are you getting educated? Are you talking about the hard stuff?
And now marriage. It's like marriage then morphs into the norm and then the times and seasons come under that banner. The fruit you eat as a married couple will tie directly to the roots you put down in your single, dating and engagement seasons.
- Aimee Greig (Intern)