The 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 idea. Marriage is a good gift, a partner can be a great helper, but Jesus is the one who makes us complete. Marriage is not the very best thing that can happen in a person's life. The best thing in life is to know, love and follow Jesus.
If you are not content with God in your singleness, you will not be when you are married either. You will still have reasons to worry and complain unless you understand that God alone can satisfy you fully. All temporal things will keep changing.
We think that we deserve a wonderful marriage when we feel we are ready, and so, we presume 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 a lack of trust and satisfaction in God.
Remember, we deserve only punishment. Our eternal salvation and all good things we receive in this life are because of God's grace alone, not because we deserve it. All we deserve is punishment.
Think about this. You are handpicked out of millions to be a Child of God, and you say, "I am not satisfied with my life, I will wallow in self-pity"????
God has placed you where you are for a reason. Singleness is a gift of God, which comes with a 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 want to 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. When believers keep themselves focused on God and His purposes, God fills them with abundant peace and joy. Remember, every good work will be rewarded in heaven, if not on earth.
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.
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