We have a lot of singles that are a part of our Awesome Marriage Tribe. Some have never been married and are learning ways to prepare for marriage. Others have been in a relationship or marriage that did not work out. This is a place for them to heal, grow, and prepare themselves for a new relationship. Finally, we have those who have lost a spouse. Together they comprise an extremely important part of our community. Being single had its own set of challenges. Over the next few weeks as we focus on singles each Friday, I want to address some of these issues and get your input.
One thing that I hear a lot from singles is how difficult it can be to be single when the world we live in seems to be full of couples. Most of us do not like to be different or to stand out. Often it is hard to go places alone. So many singles withdraw and spend time at home - alone.
Paul was a guy who lived a couple of thousand years ago and was single. He liked being single. He even boasted about it. He talked about being joyful all the time no matter what his circumstances. I think he has something to say to singles today. His focus was on serving God. This gave him purpose and meaning and joy. The same can be true for you. Being single does not define who you are. That is done by God. The more you focus on Him, the more joy you will have as a single.
Question: How have you let being single define you in a negative way?