I Corinthians 7:7 (MSG) Sometimes I wish everyone were single like me—a simpler life in many ways! But celibacy is not for everyone any more than marriage is. God gives the gift of the single life to some, the gift of the married life to others.8-9 I do, though, tell the unmarried and widows that singleness might well be the best thing for them, as it has been for me. But if they can’t manage their desires and emotions, they should by all means go ahead and get married. The difficulties of marriage are preferable by far to a sexually tortured life as a single.
According to the latest U.S. Census, there are 124.6 million single adults in America. This constitutes a large, and growing, portion of our society, yet a portion that’s often overlooked in the area of spiritual care. So if you’re a single adult or know one, I’d like to speak to you today.
You may be single by choice or as a result of unfortunate circumstances. You may have future plans to marry, or you may sense God calling you to a life of singleness. No matter what your situation, God’s will for you right now is to be satisfied in the Lord, and to trust God’s plan for you at this time in your life. Please hear my heart this day!
You get to choose how you respond to your singleness. Learn from it. Grow in it especially in the lonely days. Singleness does not have to equal loneliness. You can survive the temptations unique to your situation in our world today. Start by going to God and connecting with others. Please enjoy your day and write me on the blog if you want to talk further.
For His Glory,
Pastor James Baker, Jr.