Because we do not have God in front of us, we often forget to ask for His opinion and even His direction. We have our plans, and we are focused on following them. Sometimes this is our biggest mistake.
Let’s go back to the beginning. God created the Earth, the sky and all that lives there. Then He created man to take care of all the creation and to make it fruitful. But God did not give this job to Adam, then fold His hands, sit on the throne and look down on us. He always intended to get involved in the process. He wanted a relationship with us. “They heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden” (Genesis 3:8 NASB). God was walking in the garden, and He was looking for His partners. He wanted to talk to them, spend time with them. But they had sinned, and they were now separated from their Creator.
When we think about it, what was their sin? They doubted God, doubting that He really had their best interest at heart. They thought they knew what was best for them. By choosing not to let God control their lives anymore, by taking the wheel, they drove towards disaster. For God’s plan to be fulfilled in their lives, they had to remain submissive to God. Nowadays, nothing has changed.
Human beings have only a limited vision of the Great Plan (Isaiah 55:8). We need someone who sees the whole thing, the past and the future, to make the right decisions and take the right directions. This is why we must always remain subject to the One who has this global vision (Proverbs 3:5). We must leave control to God. To submit to God is to do the opposite of what happened in the Garden of Eden: to believe that He has our good at heart, in all that He asks us to do or not to do.
People rebelled from the beginning. They thought they could be the master of their own lives and do what they want when they want. Since that time, the Father has been trying to win back human hearts so that they understand that they need God. To be submitted to Him, so that their lives will have meaning and everything around them would succeed. God tried with miracles, laws, and finally by sending His own Son, to make us understand, to show us that we must follow Him. Our salvation, our success, our abundant life depends on our submission to God and to put Him first in all things. With praise and worship, we restore God to His place of honor in our lives.
It would be beneficial for us to understand that we were not created to be the master of our own lives. God has given us dominion over all the Earth except on our own life! We are only the manager of our life; the master is the one who really knows what to do: it is God, and God alone. That is why the Lord’s prayer shows us how to submit to God and give him back his place on our throne. “Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6.10 NASB).
Have you submitted your singleness to God? Is your singleness helpful in advancing the Kingdom of God? Do you do what God asks you to do during this time? Many single people complain about their situation, do whatever they think is necessary to change it, but have never thought of asking the Holy Spirit how they could use their singleness to honor God. Do better and submit yourself and all the parts of your life, including your singleness, to God.