Yes, I am SINGLE… I have been single for about 4 years now this December. I know crazy, right? How can someone so smart, beautiful, funny, etc. still be single? I know you guys are a bit shock but I am okay with it and you should be too. At the age of 21 if you would have asked me how I thought my life would be at the age of 25 my answer would have been “I would be married and had my first child already”. Well you know what they say if you want to hear God laugh tell him your plans. At the age of 25 I am not engaged, not in a serious relationship, and I don’t have a boyfriend.
Back in 2012 I had my first serious relationship. I met him in 2010 at my senior prom in high school and I thought he was just the most handsome person ever. Well fast forward to that summer we started chatting it up a bit more and by the end of the summer we both went our separate ways. I went off to school in Connecticut and he went off to school Kansas. We stayed in touch for a while and eventually drifted apart. In 2012, we found our way back into each other’s life and then we started dating. A year and a half later we broke up. He was my first boyfriend, my first love, and my first heart break. I thought we were going to be together forever and I even imaged us getting married and starting a family of our own. I had this idea that he was going to propose to me at my college graduation. I know how freaking cheesy.
While we were dating I stumbled upon a book called “Praying for Your Future Husband”. I read that book back to front, inside and out. That book was my bible and ever since then I have been praying for my future husband. I never go a night without asking God to protect that may I will spend the rest of my life with. I even stumbled upon this blog called The Lovely Calling. I won’t go into much detail about it but you guys should check it out for yourself.
Since my last serious relationship, I have dated A LOT!!! Oh my gosh I cannot express to you guys how exhausting dating is. At first it was fun and exciting but four years later I am drained and I can say that I guess I am ready to settle down. There was a point in my life where I was so afraid to be alone that I would just communicate with guys that I knew I could not see myself spending the rest of my life with. This past year I am finally happy to say that I am SINGLE & SATISFIED. I no longer have that urge to be with guys who aren’t going to make me happy. I know that God has a plan for my love life and he is up there busy writing my love story.
Being single is more desirable for a believer than being married. There’s a good deal of controversy surrounding that concept, even though it is every bit as biblical as
John 3:16. Make no mistake about what Paul is saying. If you are single, you are in the best possible position.
Religion has always been a huge part of my life, I grew up in the church and up to this day I am still following in the footsteps of the Lord. I honestly could not imagine my life without my faith and God. Being religious and dating has been a bit of a challenge. I would meet a guy that I am interested in and then when I ask the ground-breaking question. So, what are your religious beliefs and then they say, “Oh I don’t believe in God”. “I am not religious” it gets awkward from there and then I know it’s time to go. Don’t get me wrong I do believe everyone has their own spiritual paths that they have follow. I can be the first to tell you that I am not perfect and I am not the most spiritual person but every day I try my best to be. I do find myself slacking on my relationship with God but I am working on that each day. I know that I love God and I want to please him in everything I do.
I am not currently searching for the one. I came to the realization that I can’t search for the one. We will find each other when the time is right. I do believe that God has a plan for everyone’s love life. I may find the one today, tomorrow, when I am 40 (God Please NO!!) ha-ha or maybe I may remain single. Either way I will be satisfied with whatever decision that God has for my life. I know that if I do remain single he will keep me busy and make sure that I am focused on him and what he wants me to do with my life. As we are in the middle of the holiday season we will see a lot of proposals, new relationships, marriages, and love shoved in our faces. I am writing this post to remind myself and other single people out there that God has a plan for our lives. The holiday season may bring a bit of loneliness but God has a greater gift for us.
God has placed some amazing people in my life. This is so funny but all my close girlfriends are all single ha-ha see what God did there. I am happy to such amazing women in my life.
I hope you guys enjoyed this blog post and I also have a video on my YouTube Channel that goes along with this post. I hope that you find the joy in being single and happy. Enjoy your singleness and be satisfied. God has a plan for our love life. Don’t settle and trust in the Lord with all your heart.
CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO!
XOXO Karly S.