There are many stereotypes, ideals, and concepts attached to the modern, single lifestlye. We can see these concepts in every type of secular entertainment. However, we must not be deceived. Often the "norms" of the modern single life lead people to a life filled with regret and disappointment.
There should be a vast difference between single Christians and single people who are not saved. While both groups can have a positive view of their singleness, both will not end up following the right course for their lives. The ideal single Christian is devoted to God's purpose for his or her life. But unsaved single people live according to the standards of society, which suggest that "fun" consists of partying, drinking, casual sex, drugs, pornography, and a list of other activities that oppose God's Word. Many single people seek this way of life in an effort to fill a void that only God can fill.
Satan takes advantage of every opportunity he gets to deceive people, which ultimately leads to confusion and self-destruction. He tries to get us to fulfill legitimate needs in illegitimate ways. And to top it all off, he wants to distract us and cause us to believe that our devotion to God leads to a boring life.
When we look at the life of the Apostle Paul, we can clearly see that his life was far from boring. He was among those who initially spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and he wrote most of the New Testament. Like Paul, single people can be totally devoted to God, which is a great privilege, with even greater spiritual benefits (1 Corinthians 7:32-35). It was because of Paul's singleness that God was able to do great and powerful things through him.
Our ultimate goal should be to pattern our lives after Jesus, who was single and wholeheartedly devoted to accomplishing the will of God for His life. Although His life was short, He lived the most impactful life of all time. Through His life on earth, He showed us how to live for the benefit of others instead of ourselves.
It is easy to get caught in the "woe is me" or "I'm lonely" trap as a single person, but the single life should be far from discontenting. To obtain and maintain wholeness, we must seek God fervently and allow His Word to transform our thinking and our focus. When we do, He will give us peace concerning every area of our lives.
A true relationship with God is a never-ending adventure. Fellowship with Him is exciting and inviting. As God begins to speak to you and show you His undying love, you will begin to experience things you never thought possible, such as healing and inner peace that surpasses all understanding. When you seek God first, He will supply all that is missing in you. Fellowship with Him makes you complete and whole in every way.
God knows how to connect you to the right people, resources, and activities as He leads you to the good life He has planned for you. While you may still find yourself believing God for a spouse, or even other things you desire at this present time, if you maintain your wholeness, you will have an inner peace that only comes through fellowship with God. When you are whole, you know deep inside that you are unique, special, and loved by God— which ultimately places you on the road to fulfilling His divine purpose for your life.
"Experiencing the Fullness of Your Single Life"
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