It’s February 13 and we all know what’s two days away—25% off heart shaped candy at Target.
If you are a single girl who is:
spending this weekend with Netflix and your besties Ben and Jerry
currently downloading a dating app (yet again!) only to delete it in 5 minutes
TRYING NOT TO FREAK THE @#$% OUT BECAUSE YOU ARE [fill in the blank] YEARS OLD AND STILL ALONE
…then you need to hear this:
You are complete in Christ (Colossians 2:10)
You are not a puzzle with a missing piece, a sandwich of peanut butter looking for its jelly. You are whole in Christ, and Christ alone. No earthly person can complete a heart God created. Earthly love disappoints, heavenly Love fulfills
God doesn’t withhold any good thing from His children (Psalms 84:11)
Relationships and marriage are good things. But sometimes it may not be the best thing. Maybe He’s protecting you. Maybe He’s refining you. Maybe He has other things for you to be doing now that will glorify Him more than you being in a relationship.
You are more than your relationship status (1 John 3:1)
You are God’s child. That’s a title that will always trump “girlfriend” or “wife.” Remember who He says you are: loved, redeemed, free, sustained, empowered.
Remember your purpose: you are Jesus’ ambassador (2 Corinthians 5:20)
You are called to know God and make Him known. To become more like Jesus and show the hurting world a love like no other. The end goal of your life is not to get married. The end goal of your life is to become more like Jesus to a world that needs Him.
Like the president of Russia deeming the Olympic ceremonies open, I deem singleness the new black.
Because let’s face it: singleness is like glitter at a crafts table.
Now more than ever, people are getting married later in life. Now more than ever, articles about singleness are spreading like the bubonic plague. Now more than ever, singleness isn’t a curse. It’s OK.
And dare I say it, it’s COOL.
Sure, there are a host of reasons why our culture is seeing a plethora of singles: couples are already cohabitating, marriage isn’t viewed as necessary anymore, college grads are crippled by student loans, etc. But there are a host of different reasons You love singleness: we have unprecedented amounts of time to serve You in ways you created us uniquely for right now.
While our culture may view singleness as cool in their own eyes, I see singleness as cool from Your eyes.
I’m sensing a Paul revival a la 1 Corinthians 7:34-35 in light of 7:8: