April 15, 2024

Singleness: Embracing God’s Purpose

1 Corinthians 7:7-9

I wish that all of you were [unmarried] as I am. But each of you has your own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that.

—  1 Corinthians 7:7

Singleness is not a season to be endured but a gift to be embraced. People who are single have a unique opportunity to focus wholeheartedly on their relationship with God and his purposes for their lives.

A single person can serve the Lord with undivided devotion, exploring their passions, and using their time and resources to serve for the benefit of others. Singleness allows a person to develop a deeper intimacy with God and to fully pursue God’s calling in their life.

Though society may emphasize romantic relationships, God sees the value and potential in being single. He equips us with unique gifts and opportunities to make a difference in the world. Let’s remember that our worth is not defined by our marital status but by our identity as beloved children of God.

If you are single, seek God’s guidance, surrendering your desires and plans into his loving hands. Ask God for wisdom in using your singleness to glorify him and invest in meaningful relationships, serving others and sharing the love of Christ.

Dear God, thank you for the gift of singleness. Help all who have this gift to embrace it fully, seeking your purpose and serving others. Grant us contentment, wisdom, and intimacy with you. Use each one of us for your glory and purpose in this world. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

About the author — Darrell Delaney

Darrell Delaney is a cohost of ReFrame’s podcast ministry Groundwork and serves as lead chaplain with Reach the Forgotten Jail Ministry in Michigan. He considers it his life’s calling to create and facilitate life-giving environments in which people can thrive and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. Darrell and his wife, Kia, have three children. He enjoys spending time with family, walking, reading, and playing basketball, chess, and video games.

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