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I Did Not Plan to be 50 and Still Single

We had a single adult write us the other day and tell us our blogs and overtones seem to be written towards those who are choosing to be single. This person is in their 50’s and bluntly said, they did NOT choose to be single this late in life, it just happened. The years flew by with lots of adventures and time with family, and before they knew it it had been 50 years and they only had a few dates and relationships to show for it.

This single in this situation did not plan to be single. Some singles are bitter from the years of being alone, while others are saddened by never starting a family of their own and the time for that has passed. We like to think the majority, however, is comprised of singles full of life. And, while they may not have planned this path, they have lived it and can reflect on a full life. A full life is not defined by a wedding and poopy diapers.

A full life is one lived honoring God and living for the day when God may say “Well done my good and faithful servant.”

You may not have planned to be single, but God planned for you to be single.  This path you took was not one that missed the mark, but was a different mark than the world defines just like the apostle Paul describes in 1 Corinthians 7.  Keep living life.  You are complete in Christ!


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