“An unmarried woman or virgin is concerned about the Lord’s affairs: Her aim is to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit.” 1 Corinthians 7:34 NIV
My last relationship was eight years ago. I was engaged and getting ready to walk down the aisle when everything fell apart. The wedding was called off, and I sorrowfully and reluctantly began to pick up the pieces of my life. I can honestly say that this was one of the greatest things that could have ever happened to me, and I am a better woman because of it. Through all of the ups and downs of the emotional rollercoaster in the years that followed the split, I have learned more about myself and grown closer to Christ. I have received more joy than I have known what to do with. I have also found myself in great amounts of sorrow learning how to let go, move on and forgive them and me. I thank God for His love and His continual mercy that has been shown towards me, and all those that He has sent my way to encourage me in times of need.
“The unmarried woman or the virgin is concerned about the matters of the Lord, how to be holy and set apart both in body and in spirit;” 1 Corinthians 7:34 AMP.
In my earlier single years, finding that balance between being concerned with what mattered to God and what mattered to myself was hard, and sometimes it still can be. For so many years, I was devoted to people, places and things. I enjoyed doing my own thing, living my life by my own rules and I never thought twice about it. It wasn’t until I really began my walk with Christ that He began to reshape my thinking pertaining to single living. I am so grateful for God’s grace and mercy because my life was so out of whack, and some days it still is hahaha. He has been patient with me, and He desires that all single people come into an understanding of what it means to be single the Godly way.
These last eight years have not been all cupcakes and lollipops, but they have by far been some of the greatest sculpting tools to shape, mold, and chisel me into the woman I am today. And I would do them all again if it meant helping someone else.
I am grateful for the life I am living and all that I have learn and still am learning about who I am and who God is. If you are in a state of singleness, enjoy it and embrace. Don’t grieve it, but take in its beauty. This season has more value than you think. Look to God, lean on Him, learn from Him and learn more about yourself. In the mirror of Him, He will reflect all that you are. If you are single, God has a reason for it. Ask Him, really ask Him, and allow Him to pour into you new hope and fresh perspective.
Thank You, Jesus, for the gift and beauty of a season to be single. All of those who are in a season of singleness, help us to understand the beauty and worth that it has to give. Give us new hope, new understanding, and fresh perspective so we do not waste the blessing and time You have given us. In Jesus name, Amen.
All Bible verses have been retrieved from crosswalk.com and biblegateway.com. The photo image was retrieved from online.