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 on 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.