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.
The thing is, our singleness could very well be an act of obedience to God’s expectations for this season or for our lifetime.
So what can you do to combat that stigma that surrounds singleness, especially in the church?
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.
We have to allow God to lovingly pick us up from our low place on the floor, dust us off, and breathe His love into us once again because without God, we can’t ever feel real contentment or true happiness.
Relationships determine the direction and quality of our lives. “Be very careful, then, how you live- not as unwise, but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.” ~ Ephesians 5:15-17 Going into a new year always seems … Continue reading Find Your New Path
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.