Singles. Many Christians are single due to various reasons. Some are by
choice while others are not and singleness can be hard at times…
that does not mean it is bad, or wrong, or outside God’s will. Jesus
himself was single; so was Paul. Many of the holy people we can think
of are or were single!
A single person is just as much a beloved son or
daughter of God. To be single is not to be half a person.
itself gives good reasons for God wanting some people to be single.
Paul says that he wishes all men were single, like him, so they could
devote themselves to serving Christ without the distraction of a
What does God call those who are single to do? There
are three important things to bear in mind:
Firstly that God loves to answer
prayer. If you are concerned about being single, bring this to God.
Bring him all the pain, the worry, the need that wells up within you.
Ask him to guide you and provide for all your needs. Do be prepared for
him to answer your prayers in surprising ways, though!
Secondly, it is important to offer
him your singleness. He is a remarkable God, who can transform even the
most painful and make it good. It often won’t feel like it, but looking
back we will see that he has done the miraculous.
Make the most of what
you can do and be. Live life to the full and be who you are. When
single you have a freedom that brings great opportunity, and sadness
over what you don’t have must never rob you of what you do have .
Thirdly, enjoy your friends. All
relationships are a reflection of God’s creation in us. Every
friendship is different, and we should rejoice in them as gifts from
There is nothing wrong with ‘looking for love'. We were all made
to love and be loved. God bless you all.
to read about the ALL KNOWING GOD who knows all these things