It’s the dreaded of all days for singles around the world. Social media will be inundated with photos of flowers and chocolates and jewelry and teddy bears with captions like “Best hubby ever!” or “He knows the way to my heart!”. And those posts are, in all sincerity, completely harmless. I choose in my heart to make them something that they are not—hurtful reminders of my singleness, flagrant bragging. The enemy loves for me to play the victim, Satan loves nothing more than when I begrudge this season of life rather than rejoice in it as I am called to do in all situations. Too often I’m so busy seeking validation for my own pain (which is real and valid) that I overlook all the joy and beauty that my Father in heaven has surrounded me with.
So today, I choose (by His grace and strength) to share in the joy of the many godly couples that God has surrounded me with. I choose to see the good (and there is plenty of it) in this season of my life. I choose not to feed the fear of the “what if” questions that seek to steal my joy. Because regardless of whether or not I ever get to be included in the beautiful gift of marriage I have been included in Christ. The Lord is my husband and if His is the only marriage that I ever get to experience then I can be truly glad.
“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of His glory He may grant you to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in you hearts through faith—that you being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” —Ephesians 3:14-21
Happy Valentine’s dear ones. I pray that regardless of what station of life we find ourselves in, we would live in the power of His Spirit and dwell in His love as we seek to love one another to the glory of His great name.