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6 Things to Cherish While Single

When you learn to stop looking at being single as if it is a curse, you will be able to realize that singleness is a gift. It is an opportunity that you only possess while you are single, so you better find a way to enjoy it. Are there days when I feel tired of being single? Yes! However, on those days, God never ceases to remind me by bringing something to show me that maybe, just maybe, I am not quite ready for what I think I am asking for. When I hear other women talk about the lack of privacy, the level of tiredness that comes with taking care of husbands and kids after working a long day at work, I revert back to loving being single for the time being.  Although I believe I am ready or that I feel ready to take care of a household, I can’t help but feel happy about being single when moms are complaining about being tired or having no time for themselves for weeks at a time. I know, it is not the same for every family. Right now, I enjoy walking into my condo and plopping down on my couch for however long I want without being disturbed. I enjoy the freedom of being single. I have the freedom to do everything I want, go anywhere I want, and spend however long I want in once place or another. I know some of these things may sound a bit selfish or that maybe I am enjoying my singleness a little too much, but that is alright with me. I am not selfish, I simply decided that I was not going to make myself miserable until my Boaz gets here.

Here are some things being single allows you to do that marriage does not or they are more difficult to do while married

1. Have more time to devote yourself to God

  • If you are a Christian, this is exactly why I mentioned that being single is a gift. It allows you time to pray more, read your bible more and spend more time with God. You can add daily devotionals to your routine. You have time to yourself to read self improving books like the bible. Do you see why being single is not a curse, but an opportunity to find yourself, complete yourself, identify who you are in Christ? That way by the time you meet the man God has been preparing you for, he will not come to complete you or make you whole. He will not come to make you but to improve with you. Ladies and gentlemen, don’t waste this precious time you have. Find ways to make the best of it. This time will not come back again even if you happen to find yourself single again ( it will not be the same, nothing ever comes back around the exact same way as the first time).
  • Scripture references; 1 Corinthians 7:1, 8 and 35, Hosea 2:19-20, Colossians 2:10

I am a 26 year-old educator on the run of becoming all that I can in the time that I have. A few years ago, I embarked on a journey filled with spiritual discoveries, healthy habits, and a passion for education stronger than I've ever had. Learning what to do to become a better person have always interest me. One of my passions is to know a little about everything in order to gain the capability of forming my own opinion so others won't have to do it for me. Another passion that was buried deep inside finally came to the surface and allowed me to see the adventurous side of me. I am on a journey to see the world and do things outside of my comfort zone. I will write all about it along the way!

This article has 8 comments

  1. Yve

    Thanks Curtrice!

  2. Stephanie

    I love this. I recently started to concentrate more on my relationship with God and writing about some of my experiences. Keep it up!

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  3. Yve

    Stephanie,

    Thanks for reading! You are right, building a relationship with God and being content with Him is the ultimate way of getting ready to be in relationship with another person.

  4. Zay

    My God, finally somebody that sounds as selfish as I do! (Just kidding) but gahhhhhh do I love my sleep, not having to share my food n just.. being!

    Awesome article dude!

  5. Yve

    Zay,

    Thanks for reading! I am glad you can relate.
    Continue enjoying your singleness…and then…

  6. Emily

    Loved it 🙂 I just started my singleness journey. God has sustained me.. Though I trip at times but in due time I shall conquer.. Thank you.

  7. Yve

    Emily,

    Thank you for reading. I am pleased when my personal experiences and writing touch someone else. The journey is not easy, but it is doable. It is not a straight path of smoothly paved road, things will get rough. Every time you make a wrong turn, turn back around. Eventually you will submit to the power of God guiding you through.

    Here is an idea: think of three words you need to keep in your heart throughout this journey, however long or short it may be.
    Mine are: determine, strong, faith.

    Thanks for reading!

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