This is a really great (very convicting) answer to “Will I be single for the rest of my life?” Totally recommend listening when you have time to absorb what John Piper says in response to that particular question.
There as one portion of the conversation that was particularly convicting for me. At one point Pastor John says something to the effect that “we do not hope in uncertainties.” When I speak to married friends they tell me to never lose hope that I will be married someday. As it turns out, though, I should not hope in an uncertain future. I should hope in God who has a certain and holy path for me no matter what form my relationships on this planet take.
Who or what has your hope today?
Hello, again! It’s been a while, I know. How have you been?
Hi there, fellow singleton! How are you?
You’re pretty special. Did you know that? You’re the son/daughter of the King. Created and loved. And you deserve someone equally special. Did you also know that?
(Maybe you didn’t know that considering whom you’ve been dating. Am I right?)
When you meet the “right” one for you, you won’t have to make any concessions on the big stuff like your faith, your family, or your dream to have children. Your values should just align. If they don’t, you’re not with the right person.
And you know what? When you’ve met the “right” person, everyone will be happy for you. There won’t be talks with your parents or your best friends about concerns they have about the person you’re dating. There won’t be major “red flags.” You’ll have the support of your family and friends as you make those steps toward marriage.
So, please, fellow singleton, know your value and know that only someone just as special as you are if going to be a good life mate. Don’t settle for anything else. You deserve no less.
As you can probably imagine, I’m just not one of those people who has to date someone (anyone) to have companionship. A marriage would be nice but it’s not necessary to my existence. It took years to come to this conclusion and that God needed to be first in my life.
Seriously. He did. He died for you.