Singleness as an Opportunity

Singleness as an Opportunity

The following article on Christian singleness was written by Dan Knowles, one of our many readers from the UK. If you have any comments on singleness as it relates to being a Christian single, Dan would love to hear from you. Thanks brother!

I’ve recently realised why singleness can get us so down, and it’s pretty much to do with how the devil gives us false notions. We live in a world obsessed about sex and relationships and there’s so much pressure to find someone to share life with more intimately. I fear as Christians we have also taken on this worldly view, that we need someone to complete us, make us whole, fill in the blanks. This, for the world, is spot on. There’s a big God-shaped hole they are trying to fill with drugs, alcohol, relationships, you name it. But for us as Christians, we should be able to see we’re already complete, we needn’t be going through life focusing on when our perfect partner is going to show up. We already have all we need in God, although the devil makes it extremely hard to realise it.

Bible Verse of Day

~I would like you to be free from concern. An unmarried man is concerned about the Lord’s affairs–how he can please the Lord. But a married man is concerned about the affairs of this world–how he can please his wife– and his interests are divided. 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. But a married woman is concerned about the affairs of this world–how she can please her husband. I am saying this for your own good, not to restrict you, but that you may live in a right way in undivided devotion to the Lord~1 Corinthians 7:32-35

We’re never going to know God fully because He’s infinite. However, WE can grow in knowing Him. This blows my mind!! What an awesome opportunity we have when we’re single to focus completely and willingly on God. Such an opportunity won’t come once we’re in a Christian dating relationship so make the most of it while you can. Hope this post helped 🙂

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