Are you one who GULPS at the thought of receiving a “single serving” this thanksgiving? Well maybe these truths can shift your focus.
1. Thanksgiving is not about being in a relationship, it’s about the attitude of one’s heart.
Are you familiar with the story where Jesus healed ten men with leprosy – but only one returned to give him thanks? This story is worth reading because it serves as a reminder of what God desires from us; a GRATEFUL HEART. Read: Luke 17: 11-19)
When we haven’t yet received something we really want, it could cause us to lose sight of what God has done or is DOING in our life.
At this time of year and every single day, we should do a self-check on how we are doing in our season of waiting.
2. A grateful and thankful attitude will NOT go unnoticed.
There is something that can be said about having a grateful and thankful attitude about life as a single.
Did you know that a person who has a grateful and thankful attitude can be introduced to a potential mate more often than an individual who doesn’t posses these qualities? Think about it..would you introduce a male friend of yours to a woman who is sad and depressed about her singleness? or would you think about that friend who is working her purpose and living a happy and content life?
Don’t ruin your chances of someone thinking of you as a potential mate, give it a BOOST instead.
3. Single does not mean failure!
Do you see your single status as a weakness? As if you failed? Do you feel as though you can’t make it without a spouse?
You can’t see a bright future on a single income?
These are just a few fears that some singles have. But, today let me remind you of this fact, YOU are making it!
This makes you great and not a failure!
As you patiently wait for your status to change, know that God is carrying you and making you ready for the future man/woman who will be deserving of you. Until then, enjoy your ‘single serving’ and resist the urge to murmur and complain. Instead, thank God for the gifts, talent, skills and abilities that He has blessed you with and use them wisely. Who knows, this could be where your wealth lies.
Happy Thanksgiving and remember “GOD HAS A MASTER PLAN WITH YOUR NAME ON IT!”“ – Tanika Chambers, Author of Single Ready and Waiting, Your Guide to Courtship.
My grace is sufficient for you.” 2 Corinthians 12:9