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There was a famine in Greece and great persecution.
Some scholars say Paul was writing of a temporary exception to marriage because of the circumstances. This doesn’t translate into ‘right now’, but He’ll either give you a husband or change your desire. Statistically speaking, you are more likely to get divorced than never get married.
Instead of dwelling on or telling someone that “God may call you to singleness”–which is always the exception not the norm–what if we talked about contentment and trusting God with the future? Not everyone reading this post will find a spouse, just like none of us are guaranteed a job or kids or even a long life.
I suggest we communicate the truth in a different light.
Can we stop telling people they might be Many will disagree, but if you are married, it’s never a good idea to tell someone single that they might never meet someone. For me, it feels callous and lacking compassion to tell someone that their and I believe we are missing the truth we desire to communicate. You pull her aside in her elation and inform her, “Just so you know…your child may die before reaching kindergarten. So don’t place all your hope in the life inside you.” Is it true? Some children tragically, especially in early stages of pregnancy. If you look at Bible as a whole, the main verse people use to discuss this call to singleness is 1 Corinthians 7.
That God might call them to ‘singleness’ as if he also might call them to endure cancer. But did you know Paul was writing during a time of great distress?
His plan often includes long periods of waiting and seasons of confusion and doubt–but it always ends with being face to face with the Savior who died for us.
'Do you think God is punishing me for having sex with a man 20 years younger than me?
For most of my readers, His answer is yes, but not right now. For the sake of your heart and the future of your children, choose wisely!
God is a good Dad, who is longing to bless us in the midst of trials. There will always be idols competing for your heart. I pray you continue to love mercy and walk with God whether or not a husband is on the horizon. But you don’t want to do this with the wrong person.