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Singles Struggles: Too Much Time Alone

You might have too much alone time when:

  • When your DVR is always empty because you always watch shows the day they come on
  • When you talk to your co-workers and use your cat’s name so often they think it’s a roommate
  • When you have hit the 1-billion level on Candy Crush
  • When you knitted the entire Sunday School class winter mittens

If any of the above describe you, it’s time for a change..

Let’s face it. Being alone can be awesome, but it can also get out of hand. Is it time to reevaluate your priorities? Singles often struggle with getting out of the house. It’s easy to sit and wrap yourself in social media outlets, television, gaming on the computer. But are there any true rewards?

As Believers, God calls us to meet the needs of others. Titus 3:14 tells us, “Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order to provide for urgent needs and not live unproductive lives.” Twitter doesn’t do that. Candy Crush won’t fill it. Endless hours of television won’t reach out to those in need.

Where to Start?

You don’t have to go it alone. There are singles in the churches around you. Find a group and give it a chance. Say yes to the singles event at your church. Volunteer for local missions or overseas. Doing so will help you connect with like-minded people.

Now, let us be clear. Singles do not have more time than married folks, but our interests are not divided as much as those with a spouse or kids. In 1 Corinthians 7:34, Paul said we all have the same amount of time every day and our priorities drive decisions on how we will use that time.

Your church is a community of Believers with opportunities to eliminate too much alone time. The Singles group at your church is the perfect opportunity to organize and nurture a family environment for single adults.

Having Christ followers surround you with the love of God will help you engage in the world. This community of believers can be as much or as little as you want them to be in your life. Some alone time is healthy, but too much is not. Being involved with a community of believers can help you find the right balance for you. But take the first step: find a local singles group at a church and make connections with someone beyond the electronics in your living room!

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