When You're Single: Love Your Singleness
Do you think it’s strange to be celebrating singleness? Here’s the point: You will probably not be able to build a happy marriage until you have learned to like and accept yourself as a single person. St. Paul wrote, “it is good for a man not to marry” (1 Corinthians 7:1). “I wish that all men were as I am [i.e., single]” (1 Corinthians 7:7).
Huh?? What on earth could he mean? For one, God created you as a single person. He adopted you as a single person, drew you into his family, and developed a relationship with you all by yourself. For another, it is a dangerous fantasy to think that if you are miserable as a single person, marriage in and of itself will make you happy.
Misery is portable. If you are insecure and needy as a single person, you could become a permanent energy drain on your poor spouse. But joy is portable too. So is contentment. Enjoy who you are--a masterpiece of God’s design, dearly loved, redeemed by Christ, and immortal. It’s much more fun to be married to someone who’s secure and at peace.
Embrace who you are RIGHT NOW! Enjoy your place and Enter into a place of peace. Before you know it YOU will be Excited by the RIGHT person coming into your life!
Excerpts from Happily Ever After Devotion and Teri Winters of teriwinters.com