If you knew that you would meet or start dating your Prince Charming or Mrs. Right a year from today – how would you live this last year of singleness? If you knew it would be your last? I love hypothetical questions that make me think, and this is one that I have been pondering of late. Today’s 5 Minute Friday writing prompt was “join“. So will you join me in thinking about this?
Single friends, we want to enjoy marriage and that starts now – singleness is our training ground. What we sow here we will reap in marriage. I want to sow some intentionality. I was reminded by a friend recently that I can serve the Lord in ways now, that I won’t be able to in the next season. How do I spend the time I have now wisely? If I knew I had one year left of being single, I would…..
- Take a course on flower arranging
- Take a Zumba class
- Invest more in relationships with married friends
- Travel to see siblings that have moved all over the country.
- Intentionally pour more into several of “my girls”
- Be less stingy with my time – learn what “lifestyle discipleship” is and an “open door policy”.
- Read several of the counseling books I never got to
- Attend educational conferences
- Be. Rest in the Lord
- De-clutter my physical life, but also emotionally
- I’d stop worrying about “when” and start living “now”
- Most importantly – pray long and hard about what He wants this year to look like.
The list goes on, but you get the point – we would complain less about being single and would focus more on the time and opportunities we do have. We would stop worrying about “when” we were going to meet someone. But why do we do that now? Time is in His hands – the beginning and the end. Lets live like He knows how long we will be single. Join me – what would you do if you had a year? One thing I do know – there is not a moment He has entrusted to us that He wants us to waste or drift through.
We have “lists” about what we want in spouses, what about having lists for ourselves of the people we want to become for the Lord’s glory? Singleness isn’t just about wanting or waiting for a spouse, its part of becoming who the Lord wants us to be. He is the one that transforms us, but we also have to take ownership of that. Drifting is becoming, there is no neutral ground in life. <— Tweet this. Ultimately it’s about Him -what will you do with the time He’s given to you? Married peeps – you have the hindsight we do not, if you could relive the last year you were single how would you do it? Please share with us in the comments.
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