Treasures in Singleness II
This life is so beautiful and full of so many hidden treasures. God created us to enjoy life in community. Just as the Trinity has been living in community since before the beginning (Father, Son and Holy Spirit). We’ve been created in the image of our God and that means to be in community. I’ve been living most of my life in a season of singleness, but in this season I’ve felt the closest to my community. A hidden gem I’ve discovered this season while seeking the Lord is the treasure of enjoying singleness.
Part of understanding this hidden gem is having the lens to see God and his community with a heart of abundance. There are wonderful things that come from living with a significant other, but there also beautiful riches that come from living without a significant other. I don’t believe one is better than the other. But I have truly enjoyed this season of singleness. I see it less of a season of singleness and more as a life full of abundance as I embrace those around me with the love God has poured out to me.
I’ve found such security in my identity as a daughter of the Most High King while enjoying the treasure of singleness. He finds me captivating, lavishes His love on me every single day, and speaks to me of things He’s dreamt of me doing before I was even born. This great discovery of contentment in what God thinks of me has overflowed to how I think of and see others. I can completely be content and satisfied in the Lord before I commit my life with another person for the rest of my life. Is this even possible? Yes! This is totally possible, because I’m doing it! And I believe it will be for the benefit of my future relationships as God calls me to different seasons.
This intimacy I’ve discovered with God is one that satisfies my soul more than anything this world could offer. I’d be lying if I told you I never desired to physically be held by a man who cares about things I care about, or dream of having a lifetime teammate to expand the Kingdom of God throughout the world with. It would be a treasure to have that, but I also know it’s a treasure to rely completely on God in all that I do and let community be my team. I’ve got so many opportunities to pour out and be filled by others. Being single has allowed me to have such availability to invest in relationships while embracing all that God has planned for me, where He’s placed me. I hope you can be encouraged and embrace each beautiful season God gives you no matter if you’re single or married. God is always good.
by Laura Lynn Callen