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If You Are Single, You Are Lucky

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If You Are Single, You Are Lucky by : 9:26 pm On August 6, 2018

IF YOU ARE SINGLE…

Picture of a happy single woman
If you are single, enjoy your gift.

I found something really interesting earlier this week. I was so excited when I read it that I couldn’t sit. I walked about my room, laughing to myself, enjoying the moment and marveling at the incredible revelation trapped in the Word.

It was 1st Corinthians chapter 7 I was studying. The passage focused on marriage, divorce, s*x, and singleness. Quiet some intriguing topics, don’t you think? As intriguing as they are, how often are these things talked about in church and in our homes? We get to know about these things from other sources.

The first time I heard about s*x was when a bunch of my classmates were talking about it during a break. The first time I heard about it in church, the preacher was shouting that s*x for the unmarried is a sin and will take me to hell. But, I didn’t even know what s*x was yet. All I had were notions picked up from movies (Hollywood particularly) and from eavesdropping on my classmates’ convos. Notions, which I found out, as I grew older, were wrong and even ridiculous.

You can relate. Right?

The s*x, the marriage, the divorce, and remarriage talks in that passage wasn’t was getting me all too excited. It was those tiny lines in verse 7 of that chapter:

“But I wish everyone were single, just as I am. But God gives some THE GIFT OF MARRIAGE and to others THE GIFT OF SINGLENESS.  (1 Corinthians 7:7 NLT)

Those two phrases in caps (and I must add that I took them out of context), those are what got me excited. The gift of marriage? What? Marriage is supposed to be a gift? Not a burden? As we often see it portrayed. First eye-opener.

Well, I’m not married yet, I don’t know about you, so the second phrase, “GIFT OF SINGLENESS“, applies more to me. I am a registered, flag-bearing member of the singles gang. I’m learning to treat being single the way it deserves to be treated–as a gift.

A gift is special. It’s usually something out of the ordinary. How do you treat a gift you value? Imagine you got your dream phone as a gift on your next birthday. How would you react?

That’s about the same way I feel right now about being single. Because it is a gift. I don’t have to go about envying those who have tied the knot or are knuckled some sort of relationships. I know eventually, I’m going to receive that gift too. But while I am single, I’m going to enjoy every second of it.

If you’re single, like I am, and you are reading this, enjoy your gift. It doesn’t matter what everyone else thinks you are missing out on. Focus on the joys of singleness. Bask in your gift of singleness.

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