Okay, maybe not. I admit singles have worries just as much as married couples.
But being single is pretty awesome when it comes to having less stress. Not everyone will agree and depending on your personality, this may not be the case. For example, I’m sure single parents do not have less stress! But, from the perspective of being a single adult, I’m happy with my life. I think being single is great!
Sure we all have issues and stress from work and general drama. But as a single adult I can go home after a long day and answer to one person. Me. I eat when and what I want to eat. My choices are not based on another person’s interest or preferences. I plan vacation around what works for me and spend money on things I consider a priority.
If you’re reading this and thinking I’m self absorbed, I assure you I am not trying to be. I volunteer for missions whenever I want to and give to local charities. I am passionate about, and even volunteer, in preschool hall at my church. As selfish with my time as I can be, I am also able to be just as generous with my time with no divided interest.
When it comes to being a follower of Christ, I can also be fully devoted to Him, giving my time, resources, and energies for Kingdom work. When I read Matthew 16:34, “Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me,’” I think, I can do that right now where I am and don’t need to consult another person. I am a fully devoted follower of Christ, able to go where and when He calls me.
I think being single is the best because I have less worries than others and more opportunities to lay down my cross and follow Him in all I do.
- A Single Adult