3 Reasons It’s Okay to Be Single

“Do you have a date for Fine Arts?”

This is the most commonly asked question on campus in the days before the big night. Everyone wants to find out who’s going with who, and which people didn’t get asked.

For couples, Fine Arts is a great time to spend with that special person. But if you’re single, you might feel a little discouraged because you’re not happy with your answer to this question. This student body, like every student body, puts a lot of emphasis on dating, so there are always times when you feel like you’re missing out.

But you’re not! 

Here are three things to remember about being single.  

1.) Singleness is not loneliness.          

No matter what people tell you or what you make yourself believe, being single does not mean being lonely. Whether marriage is in your future or not, loneliness will never define you.

You are a part of the body of Christ. You will always be surrounded by loving brothers and sisters who care about you. 

The world wants you to think that if you’re not married or in a relationship, then you’re missing out. The truth is, you have Christ. You’re not missing out on anything. You have the ability to shout to the ends of the earth that the most important relationship is with your Savior.

2.) God has a plan for your singleness.

The apostle Paul was a great example of what it looks like to glorify God while remaining single. He even gives a convincing argument on why Christians should stay unmarried (I Corinthians 7:7–9, 38).

Of course, you and I both know that there’s nothing wrong with falling in love and getting married—marriage is a beautiful gift from God—but why waste time wishing you were married while you could be taking advantage of your singleness?  

Enjoy this stage of your life and look for how God is trying to use you. He is working everything out for His glory.

 3.) Your situation is for God’s glory.

God uses you regardless of your relationship status. Married, dating, widowed, or single, you are a vital part of the body of Christ.

Paul tells us,

“But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. And if they were all one member, where were the body? But now are they many members, yet one body.” —I Corinthians 12:18–20

Next time you’re feeling lonely because of your relationship status, remember that God has a purpose for the situation you're in.

Your singleness is for God’s glory. He’s the one Who holds your heart.

The thoughts and opinions expressed in Life in the Nest are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Pensacola Christian College.
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