Season of Singleness
Life is filled with purpose and meaning. It can also be divided into periods of time. These periods of time are called “seasons.” Each season is designed to propel you to a place you could in no other way achieve. The truth is that some seasons last longer than others. The length of a season does not necessarily determine its relevance or importance. However, it is very important that we maximize each season. Your current season is preparing you for the next season.
Listen, I know we often wonder a million “whys” as to our current singleness and sometimes we even blame ourselves. We say things like: “What’s wrong with me?” “If I had only done things differently when I was younger…” “I got so much baggage no one will ever want me.” I happen to believe, however, that where we are at this very moment is all a part of God’s process. And perhaps it’s not so much about what we’ve done and/or the choices we’ve made as it is what God is trying to develop within us. I believe it’s during this season that our character is developed and our sense is sharpened to discern good and evil.
The fact that you are still single is clear to me that God has a plan and a product in mind. If the end product, in God’s eyes, is a man or woman who is complete in Christ, is mature enough to handle a relationship, and has eyes to discern the good from the bad, then everything that’s happening during this season is necessary to produce that product.
As we jump into these first set of tips, I pray that at the end you’ll be able to both embrace and appreciate your current season.
*** The above is an excerpt from my book “Real Talk Relationship Tips”. It’s available here in my bookstore and on Amazon (paperback and e-book). ***
Rickey E. Macklin