In Monday’s post, I that for the most part I am very content in my singleness but there are days were I struggle. On those days, there are three Truths that I remind myself about that helps me to re-gain perspective. The first one I shared was that if I were married my focus is divided and instead of just focusing on pleasing the Lord, my focus is on pleasing my husband. The second Truth I want to share about today comes from I Corinthians 7:27-28, “Are you married? Do not seek a divorce. Are you unmarried? Do not look for a wife. But if you do marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. But those who marry will face many troubles in this life, and I want to spare you this.” Here is the Truth: if I get married I will have trouble. Now, as a single, I will have trouble as well – different trouble – but still trouble. And not only do I still have troubles but now I have troubles with someone else.
I sometimes think if I get married all of my troubles will be gone. If I just got married, I would be living on Easy Street and things would be go smoothly. The hard things in life are because I am single. But that is such a lie and the Truth is that I will have troubles, difficulties and challenges – not the same kind if I were single but still I would have them.
When I am eating dinner alone and I see a couple enjoying dinner together, I remind myself that if I were married I would have trouble. When I am traveling by myself and see a husband carry his wife’s bags, I remind myself that if I were married I would have trouble. When I am struggling to make big decisions, I remind myself that if I were married I would have trouble. These reminders keep me focused on the fact that marriage is a wonderful thing but being married will not eliminate problems from my life.
On Saturday, I will share the third and final reason for finding my contentment in my singleness!!