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Is it ok to be single?

It is not necessary for you to fall in love and get married. The Apostle Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 7:1, “It is good for a man not to marry.” He infers by that statement that we as Christians are at liberty to serve God in the way most suited to our temperaments and circumstances. Each of us must determine for ourselves as we seek the counsel of God whether we should marry or remain single. Either state is acceptable to God.

Can you be happy by yourself? Of course you can, since the mental state of happiness has nothing to do with one’s marital status and everything to do with one’s relationship with God. The Apostle Paul tells us the secret of being content in every situation. 

“I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether being in plenty or in want. I can do everything in him who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:11-13) 

Yes, it is God who gives us the strength and contentment we need in every situation, provided we seek Him.

Although none of us is truly pure, we are, nonetheless, to strive to be free from sin and fleshly desires. We should seek to be both physically pure and mentally pure. Although harder to obtain, mental purity is the key to building a Christ-like character. “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things” (Philippians 4:8).

To learn more about what it means to be single and Christian listen to, ” Christian and Single- What Does Life Look Like?”