We see that our neighbor has a nice, new car and we want one as well. We see that our friend just bought a house so we think that we need a house as well in order to be on the same level. Our friends get married so we feel like we need to find someone now in order to measure up. We never want to feel left out or left behind
I have always done what I was supposed to do in order to be the “good girl,” and have remained the definition of single.
It can be difficult to watch all of the resources be put into helping others grow, when you don’t know where you fit. If churches just acknowledged more often that marriage isn’t the best way to be, it’s merely another way to be, then single people may feel less alienated.
It’s difficult to identify the lies if you’re not consciously looking for them, so today I’m going to describe 7 examples of lies that singles commonly believe.
The irony is that a culture so obsessed with sex can be so desperately lacking in real intimacy.
When you view your years of singleness as no more than a waiting period, you will forfeit so much opportunity to grow.
If you choose to be with someone who does not share the same faith or the same level of faith that you do, you are likely opening yourself up to a lifetime of struggle and frustration.
As a single person, starting out yet another new year relationshipless and with no prospects of any future relationships, it can be hard to believe that anyone could ever love me. It’s hard to believe that I’m worth it. When I can’t even control myself around some leftover cookies, I feel like I’m utterly hopeless and those thoughts of “why even bother” begin to creep in. Those thoughts that say “you’ll never be pretty enough,” “you’ll never be thin enough,” “you’ll never be enough.” Those are the lies that I try so hard to fight back against. And that fight is impossible without Jesus by my side.
Faith in Jesus and fostering a solid relationship with Him is one of the weapons God has given us (His children/ faith soldiers) to ward off the fiery arrows of the enemy.
The thing is, our singleness could very well be an act of obedience to God’s expectations for this season or for our lifetime.