The more familiar we become with something the easier it becomes to accept it. Happiness is not found in another person, it is found in Christ. If you’re miserable with your life and you think falling in love and getting married is going to fix it, you need to think again. Both marriage and singleness are important to accomplishing God’s purposes for His children.Regardless of how sweet that guy is and how wonderful he smells he is going to fail you at some point. If your happiness is entirely wrapped up in your spouse what will happen when they slip up? For this reason we must accept our personal situations as part of His will for our lives. Without the distraction of a partner you can focus more of your time, energy, and affection on God.If you’re approaching that altar with a “if it doesn’t work we can just get a divorce” mentality, then you need to slow your roll.
Happiness is not found in people, or things, or accomplishments, it’s found in Christ. Now to the unmarried and the widows I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I am.” -1 Corinthians 7:7-8 I don’t want to give the impression that I feel you must start a relationship off with these standards met in order for it to be successful.In order to live a happy, single life we must understand and accept the circumstances that surround it. Before you can have an intimate relationship with another person, you must engage in an intimate relationship with Christ. Compared to the Greek translation of scripture, the English version is extremely watered down.In our culture we use the word “love” to cover a huge span of emotions.In the following scriptures agape is the word used for love.“Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.” -1 John 4:8 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” -John “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. I imagine that this is somewhat humorous to God, but probably mostly irritating.