Only for Singles

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Many single people may keep asking themselves if is okay to stay single or is it better to get married. Well staying single is not a sin. But if been single causes you to have sexual sin then you should married.

Keep in mind that as Christians singles, we are not to be going out and start dating different people like the world. We are to stay clean for that special someone that God will put in our path. Now a days people think that is okay to “try before you buy” this means they want to see if things will work out and we allow to have intimacy with our partners before committing to marriage. Often times people live this kind of life for some time and you need to understand that this is a sinful way of living your life and you are not bringing glory to our God at all. So if you meet someone well is okay to have a friendship and to go out as long as there is no intimacy.

Keep in mind that if you can not control yourself and you happen to have a weak flesh then you should get married. Not to just anyone but to the right person. A godly person that has God and loves the Lord before anything else, even yourself. Not just loving and believing by words but by actions. Anyone could say that they believe in the Lord but do they walk the talk?
Avoid touching each other to prevent temptation. A good friend will never want to start something that he is not willing to finish. You never want to go there since it is a path for a sinful relationship and ones you start how can you stop it?

If you do get married, be loyal to each other.

But because there is so much sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman should have her own husband.
1 Corinthians 7:2 NLT

Remember that if you and your partner are both believers you need to understand that you are marrying that special one for life.

6 Since they are no longer two but one, let no one split apart what God has joined together.”
Matthew 19:6
New Living Translation (NLT)

9 let no one split apart what God has joined together.”
Mark 10:9
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Nothing should break this marriage apart but two things. Death or adultery. If you do get divorce without any of this 2 reasons, then you will make her/him to commit adultery.

31 “You have heard the law that says, ‘A man can divorce his wife by merely giving her a written notice of divorce.’ 32 But I say that a man who divorces his wife, unless she has been unfaithful, causes her to commit adultery. And anyone who marries a divorced woman also commits adultery.

Matthew 5:31-32
New Living Translation (NLT)

Five reasons for singles to go for marriage.

1. Procreation

28 Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground.”

Genesis 1:28
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2. Pleasure

4 Give honor to marriage, and remain faithful to one another in marriage. God will surely judge people who are immoral and those who commit adultery.

Hebrews 13:4
New Living Translation (NLT)

3. Provision

You take a wife in order that you might protect her and care for her and nourish her as the Lord does the church. You are now to support your wife and kids. You are also to learn more about God so you could now teach your first ministry which is your family about the Lord and His commandments.

4. Partnership

It is not good to be alone, you need a helper. Many people are very okay to be on their own while others suffer greatly from loneliness and they often times get depress because they feel that no one will ever marry them. God intension is to give us a partner. In this way, we won’t feel lonely and we could serve God as a couple. Remember, it doesn’t mean that as soon as you find a godly man from your local church that you will stop attending and now you will dedicate your life to your husband. We are to love and dedicate our life to God and a godly partner will be with you all the way and will understand the real meaning of growing in knowledge of Christ.

5. Purity

The bed is not defiled, it’s undefiled. The husband then must fulfill his duty to his wife and likewise also the wife to her husband.

3 The husband should fulfill his wife’s sexual needs, and the wife should fulfill her husband’s needs.

1 Corinthians 7:3
New Living Translation (NLT)

Paul says, “Look, it’s okay to be single, it’s okay to live without any relationships with the opposite sex, but it’s a whole lot better to marry because of immoralities. And then when you do marry, you have the duty to fulfill to each other.” That duty, obviously, is to render the physical affection that is consistent and God-ordained for the procreation and the pleasure of people in a marriage.

In fact, the duty is so high in a marriage that the wife doesn’t even have authority over her own body, the husband does. And likewise, the husband doesn’t have authority over his own body but the wife does. So, stop depriving one another. Paul says that’s not what God is asking. Have your own wife, have your own husband and fulfill your duties to each other. And do not deprive each other of that.”

5 Do not deprive each other of sexual relations, unless you both agree to refrain from sexual intimacy for a limited time so you can give yourselves more completely to prayer. Afterward, you should come together again so that Satan won’t be able to tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

1 Corinthians 7:5
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If there is some exigency in your life, some trauma in your life, some issue in your life which much like fasting from food, consumes you with sadness and sorrow, these kinds of things flee your mind. You agree to that. But come together again.” Why? “So that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.” Don’t do that. You give Satan opportunity.

So the opposite is true. You think that you’ll be more pure by withholding that. The truth is, you’re going to go right down the path that Satan wants you to go into sin cause you’re going to be tempted because of your inability to exercise self-control. Get married for the sake of purity and when you’re married, fulfill your marriage covenant physically, do not deprive each other except for some great spiritual cause and come back together again so that you don’t put yourself in a position that Satan would tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

While you are still single

32 I want you to be free from the concerns of this life. An unmarried man can spend his time doing the Lord’s work and thinking how to please him.

1 Corinthians 7:32
New Living Translation (NLT)

I want you to be free from concern, one who is unmarried is concerned about the things of the Lord, how he may please the Lord, but one who is married is concerned about the things of the world how he may please his wife and his interests are divided.

34 His interests are divided. In the same way, a woman who is no longer married or has never been married can be devoted to the Lord and holy in body and in spirit. But a married woman has to think about her earthly responsibilities and how to please her husband.

1 Corinthians 7:34
New Living Translation (NLT)

So there are some benefits to being single. If you have been given by God the gift, each man has his own gift. Spend that time and invest it with the Lord. Get closer to Him and learn more and serve Him in your local churches and join a ministry. It is hard to stay away from temptation but if you do have that gift then be bless and enjoy your time with happinness. what did Jesus say? “But not all men can handle that. Not everybody can handle that.”

10 Jesus’ disciples then said to him, “If this is the case, it is better not to marry!” 11 “Not everyone can accept this statement,” Jesus said. “Only those whom God helps.

Matthew 19:10-11
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Staying singles It’s honorable. It has great potential to keep you single-minded and focused. But it’s a gift, it’s a unique gift. The gift is best known by those who feel strong, complete comfort in being single and no strong desire for a partner, for an intimate partner, a life partner. It’s an option. But please don’t conclude that there’s anything wrong with a God-given gift of physical intimacy. Singleness, the last thing that God wants out of singleness is sexual promiscuity. Be single if that’s not a problem. If that’s a problem, get married.

Is sexual activity unspiritual? No. But it must be perform while been in a marriage so it won’t become a sin in your life.

If you don’t have the gift of singleness. Should the formerly married remarry? Yes if they desire to be married because it’s better to be married than to burn. But if you can be single, be single and focus on the Kingdom.

You’re single and you come to Christ. Are you now supposed to be a monk the rest of your life? Are you supposed to be celibate the rest of your life? No. If you have that gift, fine. If you don’t, get married.

Becoming a Christian does not of necessity mean that you have to make some dramatic alteration of your marital status. That’s not what the Lord requires.

If you can remain single in the service of Christ, do so, but not to the jeopardy of your purity. If that’s an issue, get married. And if that’s an issue, don’t postpone your marriage cause marriage postponed constitutes an illegitimate single life. Just think about it if you are indeed getting married in a year from now? What might happen between now and then, do you have any idea?

Single people, don’t delay. If God’s designed you for marriage, get married. If you’re divorced or widowed and you can stay single, stay single. If not, and you have grounds for remarriage, get married. If you’re widowed and you can stay single, if not get married.

“I’m so far down the line, I’ve already messed up all that.” Well you’ll be glad to know if we confess our sins, He’s faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. It’s all about His forgiveness.

Are you ready to be forgiven? Make the decision and follow Christ and be ready to be use in a magnificent way to glorify the name of the Lord.

If you want to read concerning Marriage, please read the “All you need to know about Marriage” blog post.

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  • kate njeri

    thanks rigo I am grateful for that message about the singleness.I am single and am happy about it only waiting for Gods time to give me a suitable partner be blessed kate from kenya

  • http://www.facebook.com/Snake15301 Scott Stilwell

    Awesome article!

  • Angie

    Thank you for sharing this, being single can be very difficult at times! God bless you and may our Lord continue to use your life to bless others!

    • http://GoingAfterOne.com/ Rigo Campos

      @disqus_juODMrBeAt:disqus thank you so much for such great and nice words. I know being along is not easy and I pray this article could be helpful to many. We are still going to struggle in our lifetime but is always good to know the word of God in this matter while we are walking as singles on the face of this earth. God bless you!

  • http://twitter.com/Blake2BK Blake Ryan Kennedy

    Great article, thanks for sharing this man! A lot of young people really do need to see this! Good stuff

    • http://GoingAfterOne.com/ Rigo Campos

      @twitter-203560507:disqus Thank you brother for your comment. I am sure many could be bless and I’m sure it could be a good guiance for them in their walk with the Lord. God bless you brother!

  • Luke Woods

    Very well said. I am thrilled to have found this post and would love to see more. I am nearly 30 and am still single. I have played the “game” and every time I know its now what God has planned for me but I always want to just be done with being single. So I go looking for it in all the wrong places.

    God help me find the one you have for me.

    • http://GoingAfterOne.com/ Rigo Campos

      @google-11be1f4ffed0777ab8403f8cd65ccd2c:disqus thank you for sharing. We would ask for patience and wisdom in your life so you could wait for the right person and know when the right person is in your life. Father bless our brother and keep him focus on you and we know and understand that only You can bring the right person for him. We ask this in Jesus name. God bless brother!

  • Latech Murphy

    Loved it.. More leaders should teach this. I also enjoy your tweets. One of the things God called me to do is to a purity ministry. My testimony is that I am a 34 year old virginia because I want to save myself for my husband. When I read this it encourages me. Keep doing what you doing.

    • http://GoingAfterOne.com/ Rigo Campos

      @0c07e07c506afaf20dacaf161073b45d:disqus bless you heart sister and I pray for you to either keep your purity going for Christ or to find the perfect match that deserves it. God bless and stay strong in Jesus name.

  • Caprila

    This is awesome Rigo. You touched on many areas that many of us can relate too. Thank you for sharing.

    • http://GoingAfterOne.com/ Rigo Campos

      @8a78c5324f32b1fda71358efb6408cd1:disqus thank you sister for taking the time to leave a comment. I am bless that you found this helpful. I pray for your life that our Father could bring this great warrior of God to protect you and take care of you. That this great man of God could lead your home and bring God’s love to your life and your family. I ask for this wonderful things in Jesus name. God bless

  • http://twitter.com/gruumsh Gruumsh (@gruumsh)

    Just wanted to share that there may be those singles reading this and hearing you say that if you’re single and you’re having this problem, then get married, and they’re thinking “Hah, you make it sound like finding someone to marry is easy”. It can be, when you let God guide you. Here is a very good inspirational sermon on the topic…

    “A Match Made in Heaven” by pastor Jon Courson…
    http://www.joncourson.com/teaching/teachingsplay.asp?teaching=S3002

    • http://GoingAfterOne.com/ Rigo Campos

      @93f6c0ec750c955360a91bffc1f5205f:disqus thank you for sharing brother. I believe that God will always put the right person in your life when you are focus on His word and follow His commands. Maybe is not what you want but God knows best. So let’s treat everyone around us with love because you never know who is the one that the Lord has picked for you. God bless you for sharing with us,

  • BLESSED B”

    NICE

    • http://GoingAfterOne.com/ Rigo Campos

      @7ef2ab1914b37c122dc433e1b0628e92:disqus thank you and God bless

  • http://TWITTER.COM UNA PALMER

    GREAT ENCOURAGEMENT TO ALL SINGLES BROTHER KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK, YOU WERE CALLED TO DO. GOD BLESS YOUR MINISTRY.

    • http://GoingAfterOne.com/ Rigo Campos

      @1ef0b9f7d8424ff38f9c7f920aced43d:disqus Thank you for you wonderful words. They have made my day and encourage me to continue the walk in Christ. God bless you and yours around you in Jesus name.

  • Katherine Shinall

    At this time,I am working on getting my website.Wonderful Singles Post.& I agree with it.GOD BLESS!

    • http://GoingAfterOne.com/ Rigo Campos

      @31403d8dda9826fd13e5d92af16700ed:disqus I pray for the website to be done to glorified the Father. God bless

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