This one is for all the single ladies. Here are 7 things I think you should know…
1. You aren’t really single.
Okay, I know this point may seem like an oxymoron, but it’s true. The definition of single is “only one in number”. If you have Jesus, you aren’t single. If you have a family, you aren’t single. If you have real friends, you aren’t single. You just aren’t…well, married.
Don’t ever think being single is lesser than being married.
Yes, marriage is awesome, but there are many people who are married that experience more loneliness than those who are not. Please don’t enter marriage thinking that it will fill an empty spot in your life. Marriage is not the completion of you, it is an addition to who you already are. Do yourself a favor, and become as ‘un-single’ (is that even a word?) as you possibly can. Invest in your relationship with Jesus, family and friends. Be the whole you!
2. The waiting doesn’t end when you get married.
“I’m am so ready for this waiting to be over!”
Have you ever caught yourself thinking that? If you are human, you have. Now, this may not sound very encouraging, but waiting does not magically disappear when you find that special someone to spend the rest of your life with. You will always be waiting for something in your life: job, promotion, baby, vacation, friendships, opportunities, etc.
Waiting is simply a part of life. And learning to be content in the waiting areas of our life is one of the best things we can do for our future selves. According to James 1:4, we benefit greatly from waiting!
But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. James 1:4
So, let’s stop wishing for tomorrow, and enjoy life now! Don’t get stuck in a rut because you are waiting for better things to come. The better can start now!
3. You need to take advantage of the time you have now.
Time is one of the most precious things we have, and every second should be used wisely. Many times while we are playing the waiting game, we start trying to pass the time.
“When I get married I will do this.”
“When I get married I will travel with my husband.”
“This would be easier if I weren’t single”
Don’t let being single stop you from doing amazing things right now. You have a God-given purpose and you don’t have extra time to waste! Live your life to the fullest so that you don’t even have time to get impatient about the future.
Love people, dream big, change lives, and be all that you can be right now!
Read part 2.
Have you ever heard any of these statements?