“Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” – Psalms 37:4
Everyone remembers their first love, and everyone remembers their first heartbreak. However, do you remember when you completely understood that none of those compared to the love and relationship that God can offer you?
I remember it like it was yesterday. I was at a stoplight on the wat to my friend’s house after church when the song “Real Love” by Hillsong Young & Free started playing from my playlist. I was jamming hard. I mean hands in the air with the song probably up way to loud. While the second verse played, yes this was a really long light, I just looked out the driver side window and there was my ex in his car staring at me like I was absolutely crazy. In all honesty, I probably looked crazy if I was on the outside of my car.
Not knowing what to do, I looked forward and tuned out everything but the song. I just starting praying, “God, please don’t let him creep back into my head.” At that moment the lyrics said, “Now this love is for real, You will never let go. It’s more than just words. Love beyond my control, out of control… This is REAL love.”
That was when I knew that God was it. Not that I want to be single forever, but that was the moment I knew that God’s love was really enough.
Now to be vulnerable. I was going to my friend’s house because I was having doubts about why God was allowing me to be single while my ex was able to find someone else. Then the song just happened to turn on when I saw him. I don’t know about you, but to me that was God asking me to find peace in Him instead of yearning for worldly things.
Being in the single season is such an important season, which I believe we all try to rush through. This is an important season because this is the one time where it is honestly just you and God. God is all about growing a relationship with us. He wants nothing more than to know us and to have us talk to Him like we are best friends.
Colossians 2:10 says, “In Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is head over every power and authority.” That right there is saying that God makes you whole. That is the main purpose of the single season. It allows you to be completely with God all alone so that you can grow your relationship
These past two years have been the best two years of my life. Instead of chasing after boys who could break my heart yet again, I was chasing after God who healed my heart and made me whole again. I was enjoying the journey with God instead of rushing towards the destination.
Going through this season of singleness has allowed me to open my eyes and see that I want someone who is just as devoted to Christ as I am. I want them to want God more than me. At that point, the relationship can be real with God at the center.
So go on. Start enjoying your single season. Start mingling with God!