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Single and Having the Time of my Life?

There is a thought out there that somehow when you are single, you should “be having the time of your life.” That before marriage and kids there is a magical time of singleness that is full of freedom, without responsibilities, with no regrets, and no worries. The only support for this notion is found in a shallow understanding of 1 Corinthians 7:32-34 where Paul acknowledges that being married can create a “divided interest” between serving God and serving your spouse.

True life happens when you give your life to Christ and follow Him. Laying down any distractions, sins, or lifestyles that pull you away from His will. We all have 24 hours in a day to live for God as His followers. The time of our life should be focused on using that life for Kingdom purposes!

Being single is great! But so is being married, having kids, having grandkids! Every life stage is great when you follow Christ! As a single adult you do have the advantage of making a decision, consulting with God and taking action. Other life stages may require more input from affected parties, this is why Paul wishes we were single like him even though he supports marriage. (1 Corinthians 7:7)

Be bold for Christ as a single. Have fun, go on trips, go on mission, go and follow the One who has saved you by grace! This is not the “time of your life” but a time to give your life to Christ and follow Him undivided wherever He may take you.

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