Living Single; An Unopened Gift

Being single is not a curse. It's a gift and season of life often short-lived and over looked by seeking out relationships. As I write this, I want to let all singles know that this time in your life is a gift that should not be taken lightly. Your season of singleness has a distinct purpose, and it is not to seek a relationship with the immediate hopes of marriage, it's not a prep-session for monogamy but it is the time in your life to build a profound relationship with your Creator and yourself. This is the moment in your life where you are to discover who you are, why you were created, and what you should be doing at this particular time.

Singleness is an invaluable journey we often take for granted because we've been led to believe that if we're not in a promising relationship, engaged or married then something must be mentally, physically or emotionally wrong with us and our value as an individual seems to decrease.

However, what many people fail to realize is that this is a part of life everyone experiences and it should be celebrated and honored as much as marriage or any monogamous relationship. This is the stage where the knowledge of who you are as an individual grows daily and where you discover who you truly are if you take the time to search the depths of your soul, cherish what you find and become a better version of yourself.

I know it gets hard sometimes when we see couples holding hands, out on dates, and when we're asked the question, "so when are you getting married?" Also, it can be particularly hard when a friend or family member gets engaged and asks you to play a part in their wedding festivities if you're insecure about your relationship status. I understand the struggles of living single (and there are quite a few), but I am also aware of the liberating feeling in knowing that my singleness is a gift, and it's a relationship status that does not define who I am as a woman.

I said all of that to say this; celebrate your singleness everyday! Find something you love about yourself, your relationship status and live happily ever present. Never doubt your worth, never settle for less than who or what you deserve, and know that you have a distinct purpose to fulfill during this time in your life.

What are some things you love about living single? What are some things you hate about it? Share in the comments below!

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