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.
However, since I’ve learned to see my singleness as a gift, rather than a prison sentence, I’ve been able to find joy in more aspects of life. This in turn allows me to share with others (both in person and through this blog) the joy that I’ve found through my relationship with God. If you’re having a hard time coming up with reasons to love or even just “kinda like” your singleness then let me share with you my top 10 reasons to love being single.
Whether you’ve been rejected verbally, physically, or mentally, it never feels good and can cause you to question many things about your life. So here are 5 ways to handle rejection without letting it get the best of you.
We are all God's beloved children, so we can all rest secure, knowing that he is our protector, our hope, and the truest of true love. You know, the kind of true love that we all dream about. Forget Prince Charming, I'll take Jesus!
Photo by pixaby Pride is one of the strongest qualities that makes us human. It is essentially what ripped us from the arms of God in the first place. Isaiah describes pride as trying to raise ourselves above God or make ourselves like God and in Genesis 3:2-6 we see Eve being deceived by the enemy … Continue reading Proud
God changes things. He changes us. If you feel like you'll never get past the bitterness, anger, anxiety, or depression of being single (whether it's due to a nasty, heart crushing break-up or divorce or just due to having never been in a relationship all together) in a culture that values and almost idolizes romantic … Continue reading Changeling
When I was a freshman in college I met a friend who had never had a boyfriend, just like me. We spent the first semester getting to know each other and by second semester we were pretty much inseparable. This dear friend is the one who introduced me to my favorite term for Valentine's Day: … Continue reading Single’s Survival Guide: 6 Alternatives to Valentine’s Day
Photo by Caleb Frith There are many things in life that we tend to fear, but for many people the idea of being alone is terrifying. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that at some point you've likely been afraid of being alone. Whether that be the idea of having … Continue reading Single’s Survival Guide: Being Okay with Being Alone
Unless you've been living in a cave in the wilderness or jetting through the galaxy trying to find Luke Skywalker on a remote island hideaway, you've probably heard of the musical Hamilton. I know what you're thinking, “What does a Tony Award-winning hip hop musical about Alexander Hamilton have to do with being single?” I'm … Continue reading Wait for It
God has given you the gift of a fresh start through Christ, and that midnight moment gives you the gift of a fresh start in the new year, so embrace that and start the year off with a positive attitude and hope for the future.