Trust me on this---there are worse things than being single. It has taken quite a few years, but I am slowly beginning to get into the grove of being alone. NOW would I prefer a LONG and successful marriage--why certainly. I am always warmed when I see an announcement of an anniversary of many years being celebrated. We were created to be in relationships, and though it takes a great deal of work, it is always worth the effort. Surviving the ups and downs of marriage is a reflection of our relationship with God. We are teaching our children the lesson of being steadfast--even when things are hard--sometimes extremely hard. Marriage is a work in progress and it mirrors the work in progress of our relationship with God. The longer our marriages exist, the better we know one another---so it is with God.
For a variety of reasons, there are women and men, all around us who are single. The test becomes NOT striving to end our single status, but living life fully in our single status. God does not desire for us to be out on a spouse hunt. Why poor shot that I am, I would probably bag a skunk thinking it was a lion. God desires us to live life---AS IT IS--to the fullest and trust Him. Put away your hunting clothes and instead don your servant gear. He has plans for you that will blow you away--make your day--thrill your heart. All you have to do is be patient--listen--and obey.
SO---I will have at least a couple of more posts on being single. BUT they will come next week. What better time to address life as a single than Valentine's week?
Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.