Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Single, but never alone.

This isn't a subject you'll see me posting on very often. Mainly because it's not something I think about very often. I am supremely happy with my life. And don't feel as though I'm lacking in anything. I am happy and satisfied.

Like I said, I don't spend much time contemplating this subject, but something happened recently to make me realize how grateful I should be to the apostle Paul.

I was at my parents house the other night when out of the blue I was asked if I knew "the Phillips boy" who happens to live in my city. I said no. I then found out how great this guy was. He has this job, steady employment, he's this, he's that, and he believes xyz. I was told that I should make an effort to meet him because, well, apparently he's just swell, and he's single.
Then, while at my parents house, they had some very unexpected company, the pastors that just recently took over a church that my parents no longer attend. While there, I once again heard about a wonderful young man that had asked this pastor and his wife to be on the look out if they met anyone they thought he might be interested in.
Granted, the pastors wife said I was the first girl she'd met that made her think of this guy (I hope that's a compliment!), but I still wasn't interested.

On my way home that night, I was thinking about things, and realized that without the apostle Paul backing me up, my pleasure at being single wouldn't have a single leg to stand on.

Every argument as to why people should be married seems to be founded on the rock of Genesis 2:18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

Who am I to argue with "the LORD God saith"?

But thankfully Paul came along (inspired by the same God) and said in 1 Corinthians 7:8 I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, it is good for them if they abide even as I.

Without Paul, I'd easily say if God says it's best, then I'm all in. But He didn't stop in Genesis.

And this single, is glad.


One Sided said...

I am not sure why everyone's defination of "a happy well adjusted life" is the one they had.

I don't do well on my own. When my wife is not around for balance I have two modes, hyperactive and lathargic. I don't like the last and use the first to avoid the last.

And last I checked lonely was not the same as single.

..... but I have this friend

flyawaynet said...

Thank you for my early morning laugh!

You can keep your friend, thank you very much. :)

SLW said...

Me and a few of my buddies were so into Paul's advice when we first got saved we formed a "frat"-- BTR. Then at a prayer meeting, quite unexpectantly, as my head turned to answer someone my eyes fell a upon a redhead across the room, and God spoke to me! The redhead and me just celebrated our 25th anniversary. Anyhow, I liked this post, and say amen!

flyawaynet said...

Hey SLW, a sincere congratulations on 25 years.
I've watched enough marriages closely enough to know that 25 years without a homicide is often a miracle. :)

I'm glad you didn't take the post as a stand against marriage. I believe in it firmly. And think it's just outstanding when two people find each other - especially in the way you mentioned where it is simply God-sent and designed.

I'm just simply happy, IN (not despite) my singlehood.