Today’s Joy Dare is to find gifts that might never have been.
After pondering this, I’ve realized that the greatest gift I have today is my spiritual growth through singleness. Here I am, almost 29 years old and still single–not how I would have planned out my life. But when I look at what God has done in and through me because of my singleness, I see that He has a plan that is better than mine.
Yes, it is still sometimes hard to see most of my friends married and having kids, and I don’t know what the future holds in this area of my life… but I can embrace the goodness of God today.
- I am loved more deeply that I could ever imagine as 1 John 3:1 says, “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!”
- The Lord values and delights in me! “You shall be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will give. You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God. You shall no more be termed ‘Forsaken’… but you shall be called ‘My Delight Is In Her’… for the Lord delights in you!” (Isaiah 62:2-4)
- There is no lack in being single. Psalm 84:11 gives this promise: “For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.”