Marriage Ethics for Single – Part 2
The Beauty of Singlehood
Also Read: Marriage Ethics for Singles – Part 1
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
when I was single, there were some of my mates whose only aim in life was to be married. They saw marriage as an achievement, thus, they made it their priority.
Nothing else was attractive or had meaning to them except marriage. For this reason, they failed to develop themselves in other areas of life. They had completely misplaced priorities and as a result, they don’t have much to show for it now.
Life is much more than marriage. In fact, it is important to get your bearing in life as a single lady because at this time, it is much easier to be focused. As a single, you must understand that God seeks a closer and more intimate relationship with you. This closeness is the bedrock of your future (Daniel 11:32). Personally, I have found that the closer you are to God, the more you see the need to draw even closer to Him.
Also, while single, your strength seems to be at its peak; this is why it is the best time to discover yourself and your purpose on earth. You have to be careful at this stage because it is the time when many youth go astray. At this stage of your life, you have the opportunity to develop relevant skills, make life-changing decisions and accomplish personal goals. It is the time you have freedom to serve God with all your being – spirit, soul and body.
You don’t have to give yourself emotionally and physically to another man but rather whole-heartedly to God. You can be involved in as many Christian activities: fastings, fellowships, seminars, help ministries, etc. The truth is, if you cannot serve God while you are single, it will be difficult to do so when you get married, because of the various marital responsibilities.
Therefore, do not spend your single years wishing and waiting to be married; instead, make it count, for generational impact. – FAO