1 Timothy 6:6 says that godliness with contentment is great gain. I agree. Wholeheartedly. Apostle Paul also says in Philippians 4:11 that he has learnt , in whatsoever state he finds himself, to be content.
But let’s be real. There’s a state that women generally get to when we become discontent and unsatisfied with our single status, when we begin to yearn for the love of a good man and our own little children to birth and nurture. And it’s perfectly alright to want that, afterall, that’s how the Lord created us.
And so for some of us, we are not yet satisfied in His fullness. But we will get there in Jesus’ Name.
What does it mean to be Satisfied in His Fullness? How can a woman who longs to have a husband and children but still doesn’t at the age of 40 or more, be Satisfied in His Fullness?
Being Satisfied in His Fullness is not necessarily about you having everything you desire, when you desire it, how you desire it. It’s more about understanding that your Sovereign Provider has the wherewithal to supply your heart’s desires and that, because of His love for you, and His Word concerning you, He will supply. Like Pastor Nana Odejayi said at our Favoured Sisters’ Retreat in March, you have a 100% certainty that God is going to establish you in your own home. However, the how, and the when of your desires coming to manifestation, you may not know.
Pastor Nana also said that you have to hold on to a Word (a scripture) that gives you constant assurance of your expectation coming to pass. Isaiah 34:16 says “Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate…” That is certainly a scripture worth holding on to.
Being Satisfied in His Fullness is less about badgering God continually with your desire for a husband and more about making the most of your single status for Him and His Work.
Many single women peg their spiritual growth on marriage. “When I get married, I’ll pray more, attend services more regularly, work more for God….” Take it from someone who’s “been there, done that”, it doesn’t work that way. With marriage comes additional responsibility towards your husband, his family, even your own family etc. You are obliged to attend social functions in both your extended family and his. By the time the babies come, you’ll find less and less time to devote to the things of the kingdom, and only by discipline and great grace will you be able to make out time to even walk with God, let alone serve Him.
So, sis, you can be Single and Satisfied in His Fullness, knowing fully well that God is able to do exceedingly and abundantly above all you could ask or think, according to the power that works in you (Ephesians 3:20).
This then begs the question: How great is that power of God in you?