Hello my beautiful friends!
Do you think you are called to singleness? If you’re single right now then chances are that you are. Being called to singleness doesn’t mean that you may be called to be single for ever, it could simply be that it’s not the right time to be in a relationship.
I personally have found myself in relationships more often than not and most times I think it’s because that was my goal in life for so long. If I attracted someone and I felt the same way towards them, then I would give it a chance and see where it would go. Truth is, I also most times didn’t have boundaries or if I had them I would ignore them to “please others,” which tends to be a weakness for me at times. Don’t get me wrong though, I am now extremely grateful for all of the relationships I had to go through to be where God intended me to be now.
This past November 22 was not only Thanksgiving, but also a year ago was the date I got engaged to my last relationship. Today, I didn’t expect to be single again but especially to be as happy and peaceful as I am now. Holiday seasons were always dreadful for me when I wasn’t in a relationship, but this year I surprisingly am looking forward to it all. Praise God! He knew exactly what He was doing in my life in the midst of all of my broken relationships and my selfish desires.
So, am I called to singleness? Yes! I can proudly say that my Redeemer has given me yet another shot at singleness, but this time with Him by my side. Singleness whether you’ve been divorced, engaged, widowed, or never been in a relationship is a season of personal growth and intimate relationship with our forever Bridegroom. He came to give us life and to enjoy it in abundant, ~John 10:10, not just in singleness but whatever season you are in.
Jesus Himself was a single man and He throughout His whole life demonstrates us how to serve God and love one another. In fact, He also showed us how much He needed God for strength. I don’t know about you but this always makes me feel comforted to know this about Him, especially when I’m not feeling good enough.
One of the stories in the Bible that moves me is when Jesus goes to pray at Gethsemane right before His betrayal. He goes up to pray and He brings three of His disciples; John, Peter, and James. He tells them “my soul is very sorrowful, even to death. Remain here and watch.” ~Mark 14:34 Jesus is extremely vulnerable with them yet He demonstrates them (and us) how to deal with our distress. He then also prays to God. “Abba Father, all things are possible for You. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.” ~Mark 14:36
Although Jesus is feeling sorrowful, He remains obedient to God and asks that His will be done. WOW! Although His disciples are with Him they decide to please their flesh and fall asleep instead even after Jesus tells them to watch and pray so that they may not enter into temptation (v.38).
If we are called to a season of singleness, we too have to remain obedient and stay awake and active in our faith. Our flesh is weak and desires physical pleasures, but God is our redeemer and comforter. In Him alone we are complete no matter what season we may find ourselves in.
Trust God, and Do Good… 🙂