The Purpose of Singleness Devotional: Week 5

Text: Mark 10:45

Why not me? 

I know this has been a question often asked by many during the "single season." All your friends are on the gram flashing their rings and boos. And the older you get you sometimes second guess yourself and wonder what is wrong with you. More often than not there is nothing wrong with you. 

Singleness isn't jail time that you are itching to serve, making marks in the wall decaying until you come alive into the freedom of a relationship.  

Singleness isn't jail time that you are itching to serve, making marks in the wall decaying until you come alive into the freedom of a relationship.

Instead of asking why not you with a negative connotation think about the words of Jesus in, Mark 10:45,

"The son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom."

So why not you? To be used by God to be an example to give strength to younger sisters in the faith. Often times we forget whose we are. God made us, not the other way round. So everyone around may be getting engaged and married, however you are the only one with your fingerprint. This means you have a specific assignment and in this season it could be that your being single is deliberately orchestrated in order to take someone under your wing and show them how you have done it thus far. 

Hannah was childless for many years, a source of mental and even physical anguish. Presently, many people read her story and draw strength from her journey. We learn the virtue importance of effectual and fervent prayer. Similarly you and I don't know who is reading our story. So why not me? To be the one to shine a light on a season that was previously marked with trepidation. Why not me to show the love of Christ and the ability to live pure wait and be productive in this season. 

Why not me?

Rosie Awori | Blog