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I Corinthians 7–Walk Your Own Path

In chapter 7, Paul discusses the importance of marriage.  He is clear that marriage is an important part of life, but if, but if one is single and can live that way, it is an easier way to serve God.  But after that discussion, Paul focuses upon the more difficult principle; living out the life that you have.

In every person’s journey, there are points when we really wish things were different.  If we are sick, we wish we were healthy.  If we are poor, we wish we were wealthy. If we are single, we wish we were married, and the opposite can be true if married then one wishes they are single.

Pony looking for better grass

Paul’s point is simply to live the life God is leading you through.  The old axiom that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence remains as true of a saying as there is.  God wants us to realize that each of our journeys is designed for us and us alone.  Our lives are unique because He has unique things for us to accomplish.

If we could ever come to a point of accepting His plan and His leadership, then we will find peace and purpose.  It will never be a perfect journey filled with perfect days, but we will find the adventure quite full and meaningful. 

If we are constantly longing to be somewhere else living a different life, then the enemy will have defeated us at the very core. Unless we can become content in our current circumstances, what we find is that we will never be content in any circumstance.

It is God’s call to all of us to be content in the journey we are traveling; and, to trust and rely upon God to provide and prepare us for what lies ahead.

God Bless You

Only let each person lead the life[c] that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him. This is my rule in all the churches. 18 Was anyone at the time of his call already circumcised? Let him not seek to remove the marks of circumcision. Was anyone at the time of his call uncircumcised? Let him not seek circumcision. 19 For neither circumcision counts for anything nor uncircumcision, but keeping the commandments of God. 20 Each one should remain in the condition in which he was called. 21 Were you a bondservant[d] when called? Do not be concerned about it. (But if you can gain your freedom, avail yourself of the opportunity.) 22 For he who was called in the Lord as a bondservant is a freedman of the Lord. Likewise he who was free when called is a bondservant of Christ. 23 You were bought with a price; do not become bondservants of men. 24 So, brothers,[e] in whatever condition each was called, there let him remain with God.


This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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