THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2016
Key Bible Verse: Let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him. (1 Corinthians 7:17, ESV)
Dig Deeper: 1 Corinthians 7
One of the biggest issues I have noticed in Christian circles is that many people view being single as a disease to be cured. Singleness becomes an obstacle to our joy and a label that we have to rid ourselves of in order to really start enjoying our lives and experiencing the intimacy we desire.
Even though I really want to get married, I’m not waiting for a spouse in order to experience the fullness of life; I began experiencing the fullness of life when I met Jesus. Though at times it’s hard to believe, being single is a gift from God, and not being married does not make me less of a person or any less valued by God. The love and intimacy that I long for can be experienced in my season of singleness with the other men and women whom God has placed in my life.
There is nothing wrong with desiring a romantic or sexual relationship or experiencing sexual desires, since God made both men and women to be sexual beings who experience sexual longing and a deep need for emotional intimacy. The desire to be in a committed, loving sacrificial relationship is a great one, but we have to accept that it’s not ultimate.
– Hafeez Baoku in Sex, God, and the Single Life
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