When we think of singles, most of us have the tendency to think of young people, with ages ranging from 18 to 30 years old. However, I would like to broaden your horizons; there are also widowed and divorced singles, most of whom are older than 30 years old — being single truly does not have to do with age.
In the United States of America, there are 110 million single adults. Forty percent of the voters in the last presidential election were singles; it is a tremendous, influential group. It is very probable that you are living in a city that is populated with more single adults than married ones.
Through this devotional plan, we will include verses from 1 Corinthians 7. Now, the complete chapter is worth reading; it is a great passage on all sorts of aspects of marriage and singlehood. Therefore, I encourage you to read it in your spare time.
The Apostle Paul, who was single, says in 1 Corinthians that he wished everyone were like him, but he understands that each have their own gifts. He not only wishes everyone were single but calls singleness a gift. Now, by no means am I insinuating that divorce or the loss of a spouse is a cause for celebration. That is not what am I saying. Paul calls the season of singlehood a gift because of the things we can do during that time.
Although singlehood is a great gift from God, I have learned it is one that few people want. Most are trying to return it and get their money back; they want to find love and get married. Yet, Paul encourages singles to receive this gift and not seek otherwise. If you are single, stay with it; do not try to return or exchange it. It is a season where God wants you to grow in your faith. You are able to see God more clearly with undistracted devotion. Whether you are single, widowed, or divorced, God has you in this season for a reason.