On this earth, there will always be something that makes you unhappy. There will always be that feeling of wanting more. If you don’t learn to be content in your present circumstances, you will never be content.
I am 25 and still single. Recently, I have had many people question how I can stand it. They tell me I’ll never meet the right guy in Greeley; they strongly encourage me to try an online dating program — like I have this huge problem that needs to be solved. It’s true that I desire to be married, more than ever before in my life. Sometimes I question God through tears and loneliness. But my God is sovereign, He knows exactly where I am, and He has not forgotten about me. In fact, He has placed me in this season of life for a reason.
So many people see singleness as a problem that needs to be fixed. They think they need to take action because God is not. They are discontent and think that if only they could find someone to marry, they would be content. But that is not true. We think we know what we want, but we will always be discontent — unless we can learn to be content here and now.
Singleness is a season of life, and God is the One who dictates how long that season will last. Our job is to trust Him and enjoy where He is working while we patiently wait His timing for what we desire. God is opening my eyes to see the areas of my life where He is at work — He is using me as a light at school, He is working in relationships in my orchestra, He is giving me enjoyment through violin students, He is providing joy and blessings through friends and children each and every day. I have so many opportunities to pour into the lives of others, to bless them, and to be encouraged in return.
Philippians 4:19 says, “And my God will supply EVERY NEED of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus” — and I truly believe that.
It’s like taking my nose away from the white corner labeled “future husband” and stepping back to behold the beautiful colors of the rest of the painting where God is at work. And in seeing this, my heart is content.