Single and OK

Photo credit: David Castillo Dominici @freedigitalphotos.com

Photo credit: David Castillo Dominici @freedigitalphotos.com

 

 

Is it possible to be single and happy?  My friend Chris has some great thoughts on being single, happy, and used by God.  And yes, in case you are wondering, he is single.

Here’s what Chris posted on our church’s FaceBook page earlier this week:

“He who is unmarried cares for the things of the Lord — how he may please the Lord.” (1 Cor. 7:32) People are single for four kinds of reasons: physical, medical, spiritual, or they just want to be single. Not everyone wants to be married, & that’s okay. Some of the greatest people who ever served God were single. Rejoice in all the gifts God has given you, including your singleness. Seeking marriage is not wrong, but don’t let that search dominate your life. We must not make finding a marriage partner the supreme goal of our lives. We must learn to be in God’s will. A very wise person once said, “There is something far worse than single loneliness, and that is marital misery.” Learn contentment, for it is great gain. If God has a mate for you, He knows how to bring the two of you together. Don’t take things into your own hands. Wherever you are, whatever your situation, use the time to grow both mentally & spiritually!

 

-Guest blog by Chris Chase.

Chris is a good friend, youth leader, and Deacon at our church.

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