devotion, Future Husband, Lifestyle

In this Season of Singleness

Have you ever been in a season of waiting and more waiting until you wonder how long this season will last?

There are many stereotypes of being a single Christian. Here are some of the categories.

Do you resonate with one of those singles?

I sure do.

As most of you know I’ve been praying for my future husband ever since I was 14. I even have a list of attributes that I want in a guy.

Recently, I’ve often wondered and asked God why I’m still in this season of singleness. There have been guys in my life that I have been attracted to, but none have pursued me in that way.

And I’m totally not writing this so you can pity me. This blog is to hopefully, encourage and strengthen you and me in this walk of life!

Have you ever felt this way in the season of singleness? Do you wonder if there is anyone in this world that is meant to be with you? Or how will you find them and meet them? Or even if there is anyone out there that will love you?

Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

1 John 3:1

My friends, no matter if you are single or in a relationship, God loves you.

John tells us with this word, “behold,” because he is trying to get our minds wrapped around this amazing wonder. Beholding something is to observe with care. Behold the manner of love the Father has for us!

Never think because you are single you are unlovable. Don’t let the enemy think you into believing that no one loves you. Because God is the essence of love. Without Him we couldn’t love to begin with.

Do you ever wonder when? Why not now?

He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also put eternity in their hearts, but no one can discover the work God has done from beginning to end.

Ecclesiastes 3:11

If we knew what our lives would be like 5 years from now, would we appreciate it? Or would we be afraid of where God has placed us?

The mystery is a beautiful thing. Why not enjoy the now, and stop worrying about the future. It’ll come sooner than later.

I just watched Emma Jenkins and Josh McDaniel’s story and my life is impacted in more ways than one. If you haven’t been keeping up with them on Instagram, I highly recommend watching this video.

One of the amazing things that I learned from their wisdom is that you can be happy in the season of singleness.

Whaat? You’re saying I don’t have to find happiness in a guy? Yes. If you’ve already given your heart to the King of kings then why are you trying to find love in other places? He is ever-loving and wants us to accept His love. That’s it. We just have to accept it.

Maybe you haven’t met someone yet for a reason.

I normally don’t like the Message translation Bible, but I love this verse with it.

“If it seems slow in coming, wait. It’s on its way. It will come right on time.”

Habakkuk 2:3b

Wow. Even though it’s slow in coming, it will come on time. Think of the many ways God has answered your prayers in His timing. Do you not think that He has a big and better plan of how your love story is going to turn out?

Maybe you’re single for a reason. ‘What could that reason be, exactly?’

Well, one, He could be trying to teach us something. It could be a personal mountain or perhaps it’s simply trust and patience. I will be the first to raise my hand to say I need more of that.

And two, perhaps he is not only working on you, but your future spouse as well. God’s timing is beautiful and we just need to believe that He has it under control.

In this season of singleness you need to hand over the key.

Only when you give over the key to your heart can God be in charge of your love story.

There have been many times I’ve wanted a boyfriend. I’ve even coveted relationships that I’ve seen before.

We try to handle things on our own, and yes, I agree that you have to put yourself out there. But the amazing thing about having a God-centered relationship is faith. Hand over the key to your heart to the One that made it. I promise He won’t let you down.

I’ve given the key to my heart, praying that when the right guy comes, God will hand it over to who He deems worthy.

Do you ever wonder if you are worthy enough?

“She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.”

Proverbs 3:15

You are worthy of love, my friend. If you weren’t, God wouldn’t have sent His Son to sacrifice Himself for you.

And you know why you are worthy of love? Because you are you. Next time you are sitting in a pool of self-pity and what-ifs, seek truth from the One who deemed you worthy in the first place; Jesus.

Y’all have you ever been reading the Bible and the words that you read are exactly what you are going through? Have you ever had that “oo-kay God, I’m listening” experience?

I’ve been reading Psalms and there are 2 chapters that end with “wait on the Lord.”

‘May integrity and what is right watch over me, for I wait for you.’

Psalms 25:21

Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart be courageous. Wait for the Lord.

Psalms 27:14

Wait for the Lord. Wait for Him. For He waits for you.

I hope this helped all of my single friends out there! Even is you are in a relationship, sometimes we forget to put Christ in the center. I pray this reminded you of where you are in any and ever realtionship!

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