“Three times I called upon the Lord and besought [Him] about this and begged that it might depart from me; But He said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you…” – 2 Corinthians 12:8-9 AMPC
That was Apostle Paul, talking to God about the thorn in His flesh, but can you relate?
How many times have you prayed to God about your singleness?
About how much longer you have to wait for a spouse?
About why you are the only one still single of all your friends?
About how you are not getting any younger?
How many times have you begged God to take you out of the single season already?
I’m guessing more than three times?
I can’t tell you why He hasn’t answered as you would have liked, but if God still has you in the lane of singleness, then trust that His grace is available and sufficient for you to run therein.
His grace – favor, loving kindness and mercy – is available and enough for you.
So, ” …don’t be wishing you were someplace else or with someone else. Where you are right now is God’s place for you. Live and obey and love and believe right there. God, not your marital status, defines your life…” -1 Corinthians 7:17 MSG (emphasis added)
I love how it says, live… right there, because some of us are waiting… to start living our lives, but as I would say;
You don’t need to have a life partner to live or enjoy your life, you just need to partner with the Life – Jesus.
Maybe you should go from, “why am I still single” to “what can I do while I’m still single?”
Maybe you should go from, “of what use is it being single”, to “Lord, how can I serve you in my singleness, use me in this season, Lord.”
Maybe you should go from being miserable in your singleness to ministering in your singleness, blessing lives, letting your light shine, to the glory of your Father in heaven.
Maybe you should begin to rock your lane, sis.
Wherever God (currently) has you, He’s able to make all grace abound towards you… He’s with you, He’s got you.
Surely, the bible says, His goodness, mercy and unfailing love follows us all the days of our lives… (Psalms 23:6), all the days – good days, bad days, great days, single days, hard-being-single days, love-being-single days, married days – all. the. days. of. our. lives. girl, His goodness, mercy and unfailing love, follows us. How great is that?!
He’s not less good to you or less merciful because you are single, nor does He love you any less than the sister who is married.
You know that, right?
So, being confident of this, be brave, courageous, wait patiently for the Lord and ROCK the lane He has you in, girl.
PS: For the purpose of this post, my definition of ‘rock’ is;
Relying on God’s grace, goodness and His strength,
Own your lane
Confidently, comparing not, but minding yours,
Keep going, looking only to Jesus, trusting Him.
How would you define rocking your lane? Do share in the comments. Thank you.