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Living a Holy Single Life

1 Corinthians 7:8-9

Therefore, I say to the unmarried and the widows: It is good for them if they remain even as I am. But if they cannot exercise self-control, let them marry, for it is better to marry than to burn.


Today, I want to talk about a topic that is rarely addressed in our society, which is the beauty and sanctity of a single life.  We live in a world that often places great value on being in a relationship or married, while overlooking the blessings of being single. So let us take some time today to explore this path, the journey of singlehood and its significance in our spiritual growth.


Singlehood is not a state of deficiency, but rather a condition that paves the way for individual growth, personal discovery and a unique opportunity to deepen our relationship with God. Being single allows us to focus our time and energy on serving God and others without distraction. It is a season of life where we can devote ourselves fully to the things of the Lord.


This period can be used to pursue passions, talents, and interests that God has blessed us with. It is a time to serve others, to contribute to our community, to learn and grow. It is also a time to build a solid relationship with God, free from distractions and divided attentions.


Let us look at the life of Apostle Paul, who himself led a single life guided by Jesus himself. Paul used his single status to dedicate his life fully to the service of God. He travelled extensively, preached the gospel, and wrote letters that form a significant part of the New Testament. His single life offered him the freedom, flexibility, and focus necessary for his spiritual journey.


However, this does not mean that single life is without its challenges. Loneliness, unmet desires, societal pressures can be hard to bear. But remember, God's grace is sufficient for us, and His strength is made perfect in our weakness. Our identity is not rooted in our marital status, but in our identity as children of the most High God.


In this season of your life, I encourage you to embrace the unique opportunities your single life presents. Use this time to cultivate a deeper relationship with God, to develop your own skills, to serve others, and to prepare for whatever God has in store for you next.


Whether we are single, married, widowed or divorced, our lives have purpose and meaning. We are all part of God's grand plan. Being single offers us an exceptional opportunity to devote ourselves to God in ways that may be more challenging for those with family obligations.


So, brothers and sisters, if you are in a season of singlehood, I ask you to embrace it, cherish it, and use it to draw closer to God. Remember, you are not alone. You are part of a community that loves and supports you, and above all, you are a child of God – loved, cherished, and held in His tender care.