When you aren’t a child/teenager, you aren’t married, and you’re not a mom, where do you fit within God’s community on earth? While I have no doubt that God loves me and that I’m truly not alone in my struggle (since He is always present in my life), I still feel like a square peg trying to find a square hole here on earth.
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.
In those desperate, late night moments when the enemy is trying to ensnare you in his sticky web of lies, God is there to remind you that you are worthy, you are fierce, you are precious, and you are loved. You are worth fighting for.
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.
That is what God’s peace does for us. It grounds us in place so that we can stand upright and fight in battle.
Marriage is not inherently more valuable to God than singleness. You can be married or you can be single and either way God loves you and has created a way for you to just be you.
While the “why” behind God’s will and His plan may always burden our single minds, the truth is that we may never fully understand why God has put us in the season of life that we’re in, this side of heaven. The other thing to remember, though, is that the “what” is just as important for us to think about.
5 truth verses that define who God is and why we can trust Him and His plan.
In those moments (when I feel inadequate, self conscious, and unworthy) all of my insecurities about being single rush to the surface and I’m overwhelmed by emotions tied to my dwindling hope of a brighter future. Those are the moments when I need to remember to seek the truth in God’s word, rather than listening to the lies of the world.