I know this has been a struggle of mine for as long as I can remember. If I wasn’t dating someone I was looking for someone that I could date. I have learned that although that passion to link up with someone and run towards the Lord with is a good desire, it is distracting. Paul in 1 Corinthians talks about how singleness is a gift from the Lord. I will be honest I haven’t seen in that way for my whole life until now. I was in a relationship but I didn’t have Jesus as my main focus because I was so consumed about pleasing who I was with. I felt Jesus calling me to himself, saying Rayne this is my time with you, I want you to have an undistracted devotion to me. That is all that the gift of singleness is about. It is not about to pursue things that are distracting, like talking to different people and messing around. It is to give you the freedom and the time to do things that you wouldn’t be able to if you weren’t single. You can’t look to a prince or princess to do what only our King can. Our time here on earth is short, and that should affect how we live. Romance although beautiful, it is not our main focus of this life. Our world is broken and diseased. We have been blessed to know the cure. We have the cure for each others pain. That is our main focus here, to share the love that we have been so honored to know. My time now is to been devoted to the Lord and his plan for me while I am single. I don’t know how long that will be, but I don’t want to miss the benefits of now because I am so focused on what will happen later.
I had a lot of help with this through a video I watched from Ben Stuart with Breakaway Ministries. I strongly encourage anyone to watch it.
If y’all have any questions, I am still learning and would love to learn along with you.