Saturday, February 16, 2019

The Single Christian

But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord. 1 Corinthians 7:32
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33
The Christian marriage of an equally yolked husband and wife is a blessing and a gift from God just as much as the single life of a Christian. Yes, the Bible does say that it is not good for man to live alone - but does that always mean that everyone should be married? Or rather, is it everyone's calling to be married? Or is it destined for some of us to be single?

There is a big misconception from many Christians that being single, especially long term or for life, is not seen as good in the eyes of the Lord or is not the ideal way to live as a Christian. But the truth is, we all have a divine Purpose and some people are just simply called to be single long term in order to focus a majority of their time on a mission to serve the Lord. Usually these single Christians are very few and usually have a higher calling. It does not mean that the calling of Christian people who are married are less, it just means that the single Christians who are called to be single long term just have a special and unique purpose that requires a high dedication to serving the Lord that requires a majority of their time. So having a wife or husband will be difficult for them to fulfill their life mission if their divine purpose and mission in life is to serve the Lord. For example - what if Mother Teresa was married with children? Do you think that she would have been able to accomplish all that she has accomplished for the world had she had other primary family duties?

And also, some people are just simply called to be single temporarily. Being single can help a person find their own self identity instead of relying on their partner to find because guess what? No one else can find another person's self identity because that is why it is called "self" identity - you are finding out who YOU are. Sometimes people must be single in order to find who they are in Christ. And once that person finds out who they are and finds an equally-yolked mate, then that person can offer so much more in the relationship and be more spiritually grounded, strong and be able to work together as a TEAM and not be a weak partner searching for the other partner to "make them complete."

And most importantly, being single, either long term or temporarily, serves an even bigger role and that is just to simply grow closer to Yeshua. So that if you are called to be married, your love and service to Christ grows exponentially in order to serve the Lord as a Team in an equally-yolked, Christian marriage.

Praise God if you are single. Praise God if you are together with your help mate. Each is a blessing and a gift from God.

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