Lately I feel like I’m struggling with anything and everything. From my health to my relationships to feeling a sense of direction and purpose in life, everything seems out of focus. I’ve lost sight of what should be my center of gravity and that is my relationship with Christ, and that has been showing up in my blog and in other areas of my life. The Lord and I are working to get it back on track, but lately it feels like 1 step forward and 2 steps back.
As I have been going through this dance for the last couple of months, I keep hearing a song by Casting Crowns called “Thrive.” It is such a great reminder that the Lord doesn’t want us to just survive. He wants us to thrive, and I want to thrive. Don’t you?
I put together this list of things we can to do to thrive as Christian singles.
- Put your relationship with the Lord first.
- Study your Bible
- Start a journal and record your prayers.
- Play worship music while working or driving.
- Memorize a few Bible verses. (Challenge yourself: Attempt to memorize a whole chapter or even a whole book.)
- Join a Bible study.
- Go on a prayer walk around your neighborhood or apartment building and pray for your neighbors.
- Find a place to serve in your church.
- Get involved in the women’s (or men’s) ministry.
- Mentor someone.
- Introduce yourself to someone new every week at church.
- Invite people into your home.
- Go on a mission’s trip.
- Host a family event.
- Find a new hobby.
- Get involved in your community.
- Learn something new.
- Adopt a child through Compassion or World Vision.
- Host a fundraiser for a local ministry or foreign missionaries.
- Develop a circle of trustworthy friends.
- Make a bucket list and do it.
- Send cards to friends and family to encourage them.
- Commit to living a pure life.
- Forgive yourself and those who have hurt you in the past.
- Start a list of things you are grateful for.
- Write a mission statement for your life. Type it up and print it out.
- Pursue your passion.
- Be generous. Donate to food pantries and thrift stores.
- Shop at your local thrift stores. Most of them use the money earned to help those in need.
- Take groceries to a shut-in.
- Visit the local nursing home and read to them.
- Go on a road trip.
- Plan a vacation for just you.
- Find an accountability partner.
- Find a mentor.
- Make a list of ways to get out and meet new people. Do one thing on the list every week.
- Set up an online dating profile.
- Get serious about your health.
- Be intentional about your time and your life.
- Be present. Look for opportunities to serve others on a daily basis.
- Have a “Me” night. (It’s a date to pamper yourself.)
- Make time for the things that matter.
- Put people ahead of your “to-do” list.
- Make a list of 30 random acts of kindness. Do 1 everyday for the next 30 days.
- Take the Ephesians 4:29 challenge for 1 month. “Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.” (Ephesians 4:29 NKJV)
There are so many wonderful ways that we can thrive as Christian singles. What is one thing that you are doing to thrive?
Now this is where I normally say that it’s your turn…and I do want you to share what is on your hearts and minds, but before we do that I have a couple of changes that I’m thinking about making to the link party…
1) I’m thinking and praying about opening the link party up to other hosts. If you would be interested in hosting the link party on Thursdays with me, click on Contact Me and send me a message to let me know that you would be interested.
2) I started out by sending emails to those who were linking up. If you would like me to send you an email reminder. Please fill out the form below.
3) The only rule I have had on this link party is that you treat others as you like to be treated. To me this means reading, commenting on, and sharing other posts. While I know that I’m not good with commenting on everyone’s posts, I do attempt to share all of the posts that link up. I would appreciate it if you all would share these posts on your social media also.
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Okay, now it’s your turn…