What do we miss out when we’re married? What do we miss out when we enter a girlfriend-boyfriend relationship? We live in a time when the world tells us that getting married and having relationships is the norm – that it’s part of “getting there”.
We hear of love songs here and there, we see couples on the malls having a great time, we read love stories, watch romance films. Love, as the world knows and defines it, is everywhere. We always see the pretty side of it – that it feels good, it’s pleasurable, it’s exciting, etc. What we don’t see is what we already have.
Being single is a gift from God. It’s a season in your life where you can focus entirely on Him. In this life, you will have time for everything – set by God and appointed ultimately by Him. There will be the years for your family and when it comes, your season for singleness will be over – and it will never come back again.
I didn’t appreciate my singleness until I’ve read the book “I kissed dating goodbye”. I always felt like looking forward to marriage and that special someone God has prepared for me – I didn’t look at what I had right now and how I’ll lose it once I entered into a relationship.
You’ll only stay single for about a fourth of your life. Learn to appreciate it. Maximize it to develop yourself in Christ. Learn how to really love – to want what’s best for the other person, not just to want to feel loved because it’s pleasurable. All the things you need to know in a relationship can be developed best while you are single. It is a gift from God – even Adam and Eve were single for some time. Think about it.