Devil's lies to Christian Singles

1) Lie 1: All happiness is on the other side of singleness

Grass always looks greener on the other side.But that is not the reality. As a child of God, we must find fulfilment and satisfaction only in God. Looking for another sinner to complete you or satisfy you is a bad and wrong idea. Marriage is not the best thing that can happen in your life. The best thing in life is to know, love and follow Jesus.

If you are not content with God in your singleness, neither will you be content when you are married. You will always reasons to worry and complain, unless you understand that God alone can satisfy you fully. All other temporal things will keep changing.

Isaiah 58:11 - And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.

Hebrews 13:5 - [Let your] conversation [be] without covetousness; [and be] content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

Psalms 22:26 - The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.

1 Timothy 6:6 - But godliness with contentment is great gain.

Hebrews 13:5 - [Let your] conversation [be] without covetousness; [and be] content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

2) Lie 2: You have the right to worry and complain throughout singleness

We think that we deserve a wonderful marriage when we think that we are ready to get married and so, we think that we have all rights to worry and complain until God provides what we want. Sometimes, the devil will use your self-pity to push you to sin and justify it. Remember, disobedience can only delay your blessings and expose you to God's loving chastening. Our God is a God who chastens whom He loves. Worry means lack of trust and satisfaction in God.

Remember, we deserve only punishment. Both our eternal salvation and all good things that we receive in this life are because of His grace alone, not because we deserve it.

You are handpicked out of millions to be a Child of God and you say, "I am not satisfied with my life and I will wallow in self-pity"????

1 Peter 5:7 - Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

Matthew 6:27 - Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

Romans 8:28 - And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose.

3) Lie 3: This period of waiting doesn't have a purpose

God has placed you where you are for a reason. Singleness is a Gift of God, which comes with lot of opportunities, time, resources and freedom. God wants you to make the most of this period of your life.

Remember, God will never bless you with an idol and He doesn't take anything less than the first place in your life.

Maximize your fruitfulness right where you are and watch God fill you with His goodness abundantly, whether you remain single or get married.

1 Corinthians 7:32
But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord:

Matthew 6:33
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

1 Corinthians 7:8
I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I.

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
If you are a Christian single, this season of singleness you are in, is a gift from God. Like any other gift, this too should be accepted thankfully and joyfully. Praise God for this precious season of singleness.