Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
(1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV)
It has become a family tradition that every year on Thanksgiving, my brother-in-law gives thanks for being married, and I commend him for it. As he himself admits, being married for as long as he has (12 years now), is a big accomplishment. He has inspired me to give thanks for something that not many people give thanks for these days – the single season. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with finding the right person and settling down, but there’s also nothing wrong with being single and waiting on God to bring the one. I have friends who are single and dread this season of life, but I also have friends who are single and enjoying it. It is they who inspire me to live life to the fullest and embrace all that God has in store for me. So I’m giving thanks for singleness, for it’s in this season of life that I’ve come to discover who I really am, what I want in life and most importantly, how to grow in my relationship with God. I’ve heard it said that it is not happy people who are thankful, it is thankful people who are happy. If we learned to “give thanks in all circumstances,” our world would be full of happy people indeed.
“Being with no one is better than being with the wrong one. Sometimes, those who fly solo have the strongest wings.”