I’m very grateful to be a single disciple. Next month I celebrate my 21st spiritual birthday, and I have been single the entire time. I love my life in God and would not change a thing.
Do you enjoy your Christianity and being single? Do you worry about what others might think of your singlehood? In 2 Peter 1:3-4, Peter encourages us that “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.”
By God’s calling you into his Kingdom, he has given you his stamp of approval, just as you are. I see my becoming a Christian like winning spiritual lottery. Do you feel that way? Do you believe what God has given you is incredibly powerful and significant? Do you believe that, in God’s eyes, you are perfect just the way you are now? That doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t change, because no one is perfect, but do you let your weaknesses and challenges hold you back from accepting yourself the way God has accepted you? What makes you feel insecure and doubt your place in God’s plan?
I firmly believe he can use me despite my flaws, weaknesses and challenges. God says in 2 Cor 12:9 that his power is made perfect in weakness, so I can take great confidence in the fact that God chose me and you out of the whole earth, to have a relationship with Him and to impact others. That is the power that has overcome the world.
Is God enough for you?