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Thursday, February 14, 2013

My Singleness is a Gift

But each has his own special gift from God,
one of this kind and one of another
1 Corinthians 7:7

It can be hard to be single this time of year when so much emphasis is put onim_single_and_available_button-p145628203812414071en8go_400 love and romance. Trust me, I know. I’ve been single for 10 years now, something that becomes increasingly harder to accept the older I get.

Sometimes I forget that my singleness is a gift. Just as marriage is a gift—and one that I hope to have one day have.

Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 7 that the unmarried are able to concern themselves more with the things Lord.

My time is my own. I don’t have to worry about the things that some who is married has. If I want to have popcorn for dinner, I can. And do. Often. That’s not the point.

My point is that I can serve when I want to serve. I can spend hours reading and studying the Bible—which I love—and not have to worry that I am neglecting someone.

I am not always thankful for this gift. If you ask me tomorrow I might complain about being 30 and single but for once I am okay with being single on Valentine’s day.

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