Reflections: Encouragement for the Single Season

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Today I want to speak to the single people out there. I am here to say that it is okay to be single on Valentine’s Day. This time of the year can be hard for some people when they are the only one alone and everyone else seems to have a boyfriend or girlfriend or husband or wife. The truth is that it is better to be single than to be with someone that is not the best fit for you. 

I am single myself but i am someone that does not make a big deal about Valentine’s Day. I think that you should treat every day like Valentine’s Day in a relationship. 

The reality is that you do not need to be in a relationship to be happy, you can learn to enjoy spending time with yourself and spend this time preparing for a relationship. You can’t rely on someone else to make you happy or to fill your life. I am a Christian and I believe that this only comes from God. 

I struggle with being single at times and it can discouraging some days but I lean on God for encouragement along the way.

So if you struggle being single on Valentine’s Day try to do these things to help you get through the day.

  • Remember you are not alone. God loves you and cares for every aspect of your life. Spend some extra time with God on that day.
  • Get yourself your favorite sweet treat.
  • Spend time doing your favorite thing.

Remember being single gives you more time and freedom to do your own thing on your own time. When you are in a relationship you have to adapt your schedule to fit the other person in and things will not be the same anymore. Enjoy this season of being single so you can then enjoy a relationship.

This passage from 1 Corinthians chapter 7 is encouraging to me as it reminds me to stop focusing on the fact that i am single and to instead focus on God as time is short.

1 Corinthians 7:25-40 KJV — Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful. I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distress, I say, that it is good for a man so to be. Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife. But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you. But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none; And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not; And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away. But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord: But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife. There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband. And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction. But if any man think that he behaveth himself uncomely toward his virgin, if she pass the flower of her age, and need so require, let him do what he will, he sinneth not: let them marry. Nevertheless he that standeth stedfast in his heart, having no necessity, but hath power over his own will, and hath so decreed in his heart that he will keep his virgin, doeth well. So then he that giveth her in marriage doeth well; but he that giveth her not in marriage doeth better. The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord. But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment: and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.

This devotional has encouraged me when I struggle with being single and I hope it will encourage you as well.

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