The Purpose of Singleness Devotional: Week 4
Text: 1 Corinthians 7:34-35
One of the most important things that you will ever need to understand, love and care for is yourself. The relationship with your own being is so vitally important in your growth, success and happiness. Instead of dwelling on the lack of relationships in your life be thankful for yourself, love yourself and see yourself as God sees you.
Your singleness is not a time of sorrow, rather it is a time where you can understand who you are in Christ, and devote yourself to Him fully.
I have learned that a single season that is intentional and focused will create long lasting changes. There are things that God wants to reveal to you that he cannot reveal when you are consumed in a relationship especially one that you are not suppose to be in.
So dear sisters, don’t look at your singleness as a time of mourning but more so as a time of growth, preparation and servitude. Paul tells the church in Corinth that a single woman can devote more of her time pleasing God because she doesn't have other responsibilities. Believe me, once marriage and children come around, you won't be free to pack your bags and do mission work, or have a two hour quiet time with God. Rejoice in this time that you have been given.
In my experience, the beauty of singleness is that it gives you time to understand your identity in Christ and to serve him with no boundaries. How amazing is that! instead of wallowing in pity, ask yourself what can you do now that you may not be able to do in the next season?
We are all nothing apart from Jesus Christ and the moment we understand this is the moment that we start seeing life altering changes.
There is a danger in not knowing who you are when stepping into a relationship. When I meet my one day husband, I expect that he will not only love me but that together we will be able to glorify the Lord better than we could have separately. How do you expect to form a purposeful marriage if you don’t know any parts of your purpose? Identifying who we are is not only beneficial for our faith walk, but it helps us avoid getting into purposeless relationships that lead to a divided household.
Single ladies rise up! The time has come for you to build an intimate relationship with God and to chase Him like you have never done before. Don’t be fooled by what the world tells you; identity is not found in men. Happiness is not found in a relationship, joy will not suddenly come on your wedding day. Your life starts now.
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