It’s That Time

It’s the beginning of senior year and don’t think I quite realized just how much of a ring by spring school Samford until now because I’m having to live it. Off the top of my head I can give you 15 girls who I know that are engaged and who knows, someone else might have gotten engaged this weekend. I feel like every time I get on Facebook, someone else is engaged. It’s just that season of life, college is drawing to an end and everyone is trying to figure what’s next. For some, it’s a job, for some, grad school, and for others, it’s marriage.

I’m single and very content to stay that until God decided otherwise but lately, it seems the fact that I am single is being constantly thrown in my face. I love my friends and I’m happy for all 15 of them getting married in the foreseeable future. I’m excited about each of the 4 weddings I’m headed to this semester and can’t wait watch some wonderful friends marry the love of their life. It’s weird writing birthdays into my planner and having write their soon-to-be last name because their next birthday is after the wedding.

Everyone is having babies, getting married, or is married. And me, well I'm just sitting here, being awesome, going to college and working. But hey, it's no big deal.

This E-Card, I found on Pinterest and couldn’t resist because it PERFECTLY describes my life, I don’t think you really understand. Well, maybe with 15 engaged friends you somewhat do.

But anyway. This morning, I was reading my Bible and I came across notes from an old Sunday school lesson on 1 Corinthians 7 that Steph taught on June 27, 2010. It was just what I needed.

“Nevertheless, each person should live as a believer in whatever situation the Lord has assigned to them, just as God has called them. This is the rule I lay down in all the churches. Was a man already circumcised when he was called? He should not become uncircumcised. Was a man uncircumcised when he was called? He should not be circumcised. Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing. Keeping God’s commands is what counts. Each person should remain in the situation they were in when God called them. Were you a slave when you were called? Don’t let it trouble you—although if you can gain your freedom, do so. For the one who was a slave when called to faith in the Lord is the Lord’s freed person; similarly, the one who was free when called is Christ’s slave. You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of human beings. Brothers and sisters, each person, as responsible to God, should remain in the situation they were in when God called them.” 1 Corinthians 7:17-24.

I need to be content right where am I and know that God’s in control and is working everything out. I don’t need to be worried about having a boyfriend but to enjoy and savor this wonderful season of singleness where I am able to invest in some awesome friendships that will last a lifetime. I need to be reminded that being single is not curse and can be major blessing because I am able to wholeheartedly pour myself in my relationships, classes, and my passions. I am to do things like visit friends at all their various schools and go home at the drop of a hat. I’m able to make my own decisions about where I want to go seminary or do mission work during the summer.

And most importantly, I am able to use this season of life to develop my love relationship with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ who died on the cross to save me from my sin. He loves me no matter what and He just wants us to love Him. “We love because he first loved us.” 1 John 4:19 tells us.

So, although I don’t have an engagement ring on my finger or even man on my arm, I have the perfect Savior who loves me more than I deserve and I just want to fall more and more in love with Him everyday for the rest of my life.

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