I never thought about being single and how it could possibly be a gift. It wasn’t until I was in the store , and a older lady came up to me and ask me if I had the gift of singleness? I did not know how to answer this question, because I had just got out of a very hurtful relationship, and in fact was newly singled.
” I don’t know if I would call it a gift, but yes, I am single.” She looked at me in the eyes with a wisdom and grace that only comes from someone who has been through something can, and replied, ” you just haven’t accepted it yet.”
Again, I was taken back by this. No one had ever asked or even responded in such a way. I don’t know about you, and any other single woman. But I can tell you, I never looked at being single as a gift. I accepted it for what it was, but to me, it was anything but a gift.
Singleness came with loneliness, depression, and fantasies of one day having or even wanting the idea mate. How could singleness be a a gift?
Well, it’s all about perspective, how one views the single life is key. Some women will tell you to live single and be free is the greatest thing in the world. Free to do what you want without having to worry about another person.
Paul even describe, singleness as a gift. In 1st Corinthians 7: 7, Paul states that the gift of singleness is not for everyone just as it’s not for everyone to be married. It is as he describes it as a choice, and he is very adamant that singleness is not a punishment. So how can you change your perspective on singleness?
I Corinthians 7:7
Sometimes I wish everyone were single like me—a simpler life in many ways! But celibacy is not for everyone any more than marriage is. God gives the gift of the single life to some, the gift of the married life to others.
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