While being single can be hard, remember, if it’s in God’s plan for your life to get married, God will never let you down. His plans for us are good. Jeremiah 29:11 says “'For I know the plans I have for you' says that Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'” Our God has already written out your beautiful life story. He also writes the best love stories. Trust Him, wait on Him, and know that He hears your prayers and knows your heart’s desire.
In the meantime, try to focus on the perks of being single.
Practically speaking, the best perk when I was single is I could focus on myself. Without affecting anyone else but myself, I could eat whatever I wanted for dinner, go on vacations as often as I wanted, spend money on all the clothes in the world if I wanted…just to name a few. I was able to truly focus on ME, and not what anyone else was doing.
Spiritually speaking, there is also a perk. I could focus on Christ alone. Being single is a season to embrace as it’s a season you can live “without distraction” as stated in 1 Corinthians 7:35. Earlier in the chapter, it highlights verse 34 that “the unmarried woman cares about the things of the Lord and her aim is to be holy in her body and her spirit…but a married woman has to think about her earthly responsibilities caring about the things of the world – and how she may please her husband.”
Being single, your sole focus is God and living for Him and Him only. What an amazing time to build a beautifully deep relationship with our Lord. Be encouraged: for most of us, being single is just a chapter. Embrace the season of singleness. Have faith that His plans are good, and that He will bring you the perfect spouse in His perfect timing. It may happen when you least expect it. It did for me!
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Alisha Headley is a writer and speaker who has a passion to meet the everyday woman in her everyday life with wisdom gained from personal experiences and Biblical truth. Through her unique style of writing, she is able to seamlessly connect with other women. She talks bout tough everyday truths by sharing her own personal struggles along with a variety of life experiences.
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