~ Ginny Swafford
Being a single woman at times can be challenging. Probably one of the most challenging parts of the whole single status is truly understanding Gods purpose for my life. I am not saying that I have to be a wife or mother to live out Gods plan for my life, but sometimes I feel that maybe being a wife and mother is just not in the cards for me and if it’s not then what is Gods plan for me? What does my legacy look like and who are my beneficiaries?
Regardless of any woman’s status, I believe we aIl can take a look at Dorcus and say, “what a great legacy to leave” Scriptures first mention of Dorcas tells us this, “In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (in Greek her name is Dorcas); she was always doing good and helping the poor.”
I mean seriously…when we come to the end of our life, does anything matter more. Whether single, married, rich or poor; our character matters more than any status quo.
The Bible does not tell us whether Dorcas was married, and further more, we do not know if she had children. But we do know that she became ‘mother-like’ to many. She used the gifts that God had given her to “sow” into the lives of others.
The truth is only God knows what my tomorrow looks like. And only I can decide to use my gifts to further His kingdom. We all have a legacy to leave and as godly women, regardless of our status quo, there are other women out there that we can minister to.
Scripture tells us this, “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” Often times God uses other people to present himself to us.
So my question is this, like Dorcas, are you going to allow God to use you to sow into the lives of the individuals that he puts into your life?
Because those people are your beneficiaries AND THAT….will be your legacy.