"I wish everyone could get along without marrying just as I do. But we are not all the same. God gives some the gift of marriage, and to others he gives the gift of singleness." ~I CORINTHIANS 7:7
February is the month of love for a lot of people and its seems like even if there were couples around, now they are magnified. And for those who are in divine relationships, praise God for it and rightly so to take the month and enjoy it. This though... is for the singles (including myself). Those who tend to dread February like it was a horrible plague. Usually it brings loneliness, sorrow, depression and jealousy to those of us who only have ourselves to give our earthly love to.
SINGLENESS IS A GIFT
Singleness is a gift, and all gifts from God are good. [Romans 8:28] We must remember that God has our best interests at heart. No matter what He puts before us, it is only to shape us more into His image. We tend to dwell on our loneliness and let it sink into a depression, leading us to believe that God wants us to be miserable. When actually, this is God's time to mold and shape us into beautiful strong women of God that He can use in a mighty and powerful way.
When you are single, you can focus on your heavenly husband, without having an earthly husband to satisfy as well. We are more open to being involved in church, spending time with the Lord and strengthening our relationship with God. When we give ourselves fully into the kingdom of God we find that there is no time for loneliness and depression. We are too full of His love and peace.
When we are content in our singleness, we open our hearts to God's Timing. Whatever blessings God has in store for us (whether the blessing is a husband or not), by being focused on God and not our loneliness, we give God complete control of our time-line. Everything we go through happens in seasons. God alone knows when these seasons will change, and what He wants us to learn from them.
Why try to change and direct ourselves, when our loving Master has already laid the path for us?
When you are lonely, remind yourself that you are married to the best husband in the world, Jesus. Jesus loves you more than any man will ever love you and is ALWAYS willing to spend as much time with you as you want Him to. He will never leave you nor forsake you. [I Chronicles. 28:20]
So when you feel lonely and depressed take it as your loving spiritual husband wanting to spend time with you. Spend time with God, particularly scriptures talking about God's love for you. Enjoy His presence.
Begin to seek the things of God, shifting your attention from men to Jesus. Work for and in His Kingdom. Pray and seek His face, His grace and His peace. [Matthew 6:33] We must first turn our eyes, minds and hearts to God and his Kingdom, and only then will He take care of our heart's desires, troubles, and issues.
Dear Lord, help us to be content in our Singleness and show us comfort when we are lonely. We know that You have our best interests at heart and that you have our perfect path laid out for us. Give us the strength to wait upon You, knowing that only in Your timing, great and mighty things can happen in our lives. Continue to mold and shape us into the women of God You want us to be. -AMEN-
Till Next Time
Amanda of Astria Legends