Singleness may mean that you don’t have one specific, physical person to walk out life with you, but it doesn’t mean you are alone. Jesus, the most intentional, fully alive single, had not one but twelve people He did life with. Community is vitally important to living life fully and healthily. I’m blessed by an incredible group of people who love me, put up with me, fight for me (some days with me!) and we do life together. Some live near by, others are a phone call away.
You may be an Adam without an Eve, or an Eve without an Adam, but the Lord’s opinion still stands “it’s not good for man to be alone”. As singles its easy to read that and get bitter at the Lord for singleness. (I’ve used that verse in a ‘but then why Lord…’ question a few times 🙂 ) But the truth is we were made for relationship.That’s the long and short of it. And in every stage of life we need relationships, and these can extend beyond marriage and significant others. Relationships and community are the beauty of life. And sometimes in our quest for what we do not have, we miss what we do have.
Who are your peoples? Those friends, or that friendship that is incredibly precious to you. Do they know that? And if they do know it, a reminder is never hard to hear. Today’s challenge is to tell your specific people that they are precious to you! Let’s do it! 🙂
Single and living fully alive for me today looked like driving around two hours one way to see a long distance, but incredibly dear friend. Collectively we spent more time driving than seeing each other – but it was worth every.single.mile. And the coffee was pretty good too. Winks.
“Single Not Alone“ is a part of the “Today’s The Day: Being Single and Fully Alive” a 31 Days Series. To read more from this series please click here.