Good morning Beautiful! I’m excited about this week’s series on being successfully single! For those who are married, I’ll be sharing good principles for you too. This is because it all starts with YOU. To be successfully single builds the foundation for enjoying ALL relationships, with your first and primary relationship being with the one who is closest to you always…yourself. No one else, even God can get close to you unless YOU first allow it. Today, let’s discuss two principles to focus on to be successful as a single:
Purpose: God designed you with and for a specific purpose. You don’t have to create your purpose – He already did. Learning how to implement this is critical because your first goal in this life is to glorify God with your life, and you do that (in part) by living out your purpose. Learn how to be used by God and how to be effective. This will bring you the highest internal fulfillment. You have to be fulfilled inside of yourself BEFORE you can ever be fulfilled outside of yourself. If you aren’t living your purpose, you’ll feel a bit of dissatisfaction, and others will feel it too. Get that worked out first through prayer and meditation, and it’ll be easier being in a relationship with you – for both yourself and others.
Value: If you truly understand your value and worth, your defining purpose, how important you are to God’s Kingdom and to this world, & the fact that you are so valuable to Jesus that He died for you, then you know that developing your relationship with yourself is of primary importance – it doesn’t matter if you want to be married or not. YOU are important, by yourself. There are great aspects to enjoy whether you want to remain single, or if you want to be married. But with either choice, you’re still going to be with YOU for the rest of your life. Your value is your decision.
Being successfully single is powerful and it’s a good idea to master it…and you can.
Foundational Scripture for Today: “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession.” 1 Peter 2:9