There’s no doubt about it… God’s timing is always perfect, but waiting on His blessings and promises to be fulfilled can still feel a bit like wandering in a wilderness for 40 long years! One of the hardest periods for many Christians is waiting for God to reveal who their spouse will be.
It can be difficult to be single, especially if you’re surrounded by friends who are all finding themselves in loving relationships. However, it is so important to use this time of being single to your advantage. The ways that you can grow and experience life now will drastically change once marriage comes along.
Below are five things to focus on while you are single:
#1: Strengthen your faith.
Use this time of being single to build your faith on a strong foundation that is built solely between you and God. The enemy will try to attack you while you are single and he will not stop when you are in a relationship. With a firm foundation built in your faith you will be able to face any challenges thrown your way. A strong faith in the Lord will help to keep your faith from wavering under any circumstance.
#2: Be confident with your own identity.
How can we expect to find someone who loves our personalities when we haven’t even identified who we are to begin with? A serious relationship will quickly reveal the baggage that you have been hiding in the back corners of your mind. Spend this time being single to identify areas of low self-confidence and identity problems. That way when your dream spouse comes along, you will be confident in your own skin, identity, and purpose in life.
#3: Go out and experience living life fully.
Once you are in a relationship you will find that you do not have the same amount of free time that you once had. Of course this is because your time will be filled making beautiful memories with the one you love, but that should not stop you from making your own amazing memories now. Focus on discovering what you are passionate about and spend your time growing in your knowledge and experience of it.
#4: Be a good steward of your finances.
It can be wonderful to go from a single income to a shared income between spouses however that does not mean that you should be holding out until that day comes. Use this time wisely to steward your finances well and make sure you are doing everything possible to set yourself and your future family up for success.
#5: Do not waste your time dating the wrong people.
Being single can be lonely but that does not mean that you should fix that by putting yourself in relationships with somebody who you know is not your type. This will only lead to a relationship ending in heartache and confusion for yourself and the other person involved. If you have no intentions of marrying the person you are dating, then what is the point of staying in a relationship with them?
Being single can be hard, but it is a very precious time that should be spent focusing on who God has called you to be. Trust that the Lord knows the desires of your heart and that He will provide a spouse for you in the most perfect timing – and while you wait for that moment, spend your time growing and maturing so that you are prepared to be the best spouse you can be for the one you love.
This article was written by Anastasia Nuanes
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