Girls Night In

the blog for single, over-40 women

Every Good and Perfect Gift

on October 14, 2014

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
                                                                                          ~James 1:17


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A friend said to me the other day that while she was single she often felt like God had put her on the back burner and just left her there. I think this sentiment will resonate with those of us who, as Leasey put it the other day, are perpetually and reluctantly single. We wait and wait and wait, but nothing happens.

As my friend knows, even though it feels like it, God hasn’t put us on the back burner. His Word says He has a plan for our lives, a plan that has been in place even before we were born. Sometimes it’s hard to imagine that this eternal singleness is really what God has for us. We can slide into a state of frustration about where we are in life. And when that happens, we lose sight of the fact that God knows and has a future for each of us.

This week, I am challenging myself to remember that my life and my singleness are held in God’s hand. He knows and He hasn’t forgotten me on the back burner. Sometimes a little tweak of how we look at our life is needed. I am challenging myself to view this time of life as a gift.

Won’t you join me in remembering that even though it doesn’t always seem like a good and perfect gift, the life God has given us is good and perfect despite our singleness?


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