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A lot of people I know have put their life on hold, waiting for the person they're going to marry. They may feel called to the ministry, called to start their own business, or called to help in a certain place in their church, but they don't take the step because they're waiting for a mate before they start.

In other words, they're not going to do anything about fulfilling their vision until they get married.

I liken that to the Rapture. We know that Jesus is going to return and that the Rapture is going to take place some time, but we have to prepare in the natural realm as though He's not.

For example, we still put money aside in savings for retirement, even though it's possible that we may not even be here. We must keep on living and preparing for our future.

We need to live our single life as though we're never going to get married, but we believe that we are. Live your life and prepare for things as if you might not get married, even though you know you will.

We're to live like Jesus is coming tomorrow, but we have to prepare as though He may not come in our lifetime.

For example, I bought a house when I was very young. Sure, I'd rather have a house with a husband, but since he's not here yet, I thought it would be wise to have an investment.

I also save money every month, and I have a retirement account, preparing for the future as though I won't be married. (But I believe I will!) This is not a lack of faith, as some people would have you believe—it's just smart!

I didn't wait for a mate to start preaching the Gospel all around the world. I went to Bible college right after high school, and it seemed as if everyone I knew met their husband there, got married, and left to go into the ministry together. Everyone, that is, except me!

So I said, "Lord, I'm just going to take advantage of this time." I knew that God had called me to preach, and from that time to this, I have been able to travel and preach all over the world.

But that's because I focused my purpose and my attention on fulfilling the call of God on my life and doing what He has called me to do.

Looking back on it now, I can see that I may never have been able to do many of the things I've done if I had gotten married right away. I can see God's wisdom in having me wait a little longer.

Get Busy
So don't wait to do the things that God has put in your heart—get busy fulfilling your vision. Start doing what God has for you to do. If you're not sure what God has for you to do, then I encourage you to get involved in your local church.

That's what I did in the beginning. I worked in children's ministry for five years when I first got saved. There was a need, so I helped to fill it. As I worked for the Lord, my calling became clearer.

You don't always start out where you may end up. A lot of people won't help in an area because they're not sure if that's what God has for them, so they do nothing! I have found that once people get busy doing something for the Lord and being faithful, then promotion comes.

When you bless the people in your church, you are really blessing God himself, and you cannot out give God. The book of Hebrews talks about how God rewards those who serve in the local church.
For God is not unrighteous to forget or overlook your labor and the love which you have shown for His name's sake in ministering to the needs of the saint's (His own consecrated people), as you still do.
(Heb. 6:10 AMP)
Focus on being a blessing and what God has called you to be, and then everything else in your life—like getting married—will fall into place.

Source: Single and Loving It by Kate McVeigh
Excerpt permission granted by Harrison House Publishers

Author Biography

Kate McVeigh
Web site: Kate McVeigh Ministries
With a heart to help people discover who they are in Christ, Kate McVeigh is one of the most sought after female speakers in America today. Combining her personal experiences with down-to-earth teaching of the Word, she shows people how to become all that God has called them to be.

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