It’s not bad to be single

Posted: December 17, 2014 in thought to ponder
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We were having a discussion among peers on one requirement in having a license in a local church. One of the requirements is that the pastor has to be married. The discussion went from how can a pastor counsel about relationships if he himself does not have a wife, or a family to take care of. Then we came to a point of discussing that our culture (Filipino Culture to be exact) has a pressure not only on females but on the male population as well. There’s the pressure to be married at a certain age, of being in a relationship to guard the ministry, and there are a lot of blogs and writeups on single blessedness as well. This one is about Paul (the apostle) saying, “It’s good to be single!”

“But I (Paul) say to the unmarried and to the widows that it is good for them if they remain even as I (being single)” 1 Cor. 7:8.

“I think then that this is good in view of the present distress that it is good for a man to remain as he is (being single)” 1 Cor. 7:26

The point taken is that Paul was saying it’s ok to be single. That it is GOOD to be single. That being a single person can do things that a married person could not do so.

Personally, I’m not against being single. I am against chasing after the wrong things. What we should do is focus on the work that God has given us. He will give us the partner who would be right for us in His time. Don’t focus on what you don’t have, focus on what God has given, and be a good steward in the process.


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