You know, I AM single, and from time to time I wish that I wasn’t. However, when I saw an advertisement on facebook promising I’d meet, “5 guys in 5 minutes,” that just makes me cringe. Sure, I wouldn’t mind a man in my life, but what would I do with 5? By the way, the name of the website was “Woo Me.” How romantic.
Seriously though, I’m fine with waiting on God, knowing that if He desires, He can bring someone into my life. Sometimes this is a struggle, but other times it’s easy. Having good friends who are also single helps a lot, but I know that someday they may all go off and get married. If that happens, I’ll be happy for them and will enjoy watching their families grow!
There’s lots of things I enjoy about being single. I like being in control of my time and diet. I love having roommates that encourage me and laugh with me (a lot). I enjoy spending time in the homes of others watching their kids…and being able to leave them there at the end of the night.
Are you single? Be encouraged. You are NOT alone. If you are His child, He is always with you (Psalm 23). Reach out to those who are around you and seek to serve them. Because you can dictate your own schedule and may live alone means that you are probably more able to take opportunities to serve others. At the same time, it can be easy to ignore them, so it will take some effort on your part. (1 Corinthians 7:32-34)
If you are married, do you know someone who is single in your church? Invite them to dinner, write them a note, or do something else nice. It can be hard, especially in churches as they are so family-oriented. Include them in regular activities, and adopt them as a part of your family for church functions.
If you haven’t taken the opportunity yet, please let me know how my new blog looks. Constructive criticism is welcome! I want it to be reader-friendly, so I have to hear from the, um, readers.