Marriage is glorious, but the single life dedicated to God, for as many as are so-called, is equally glorious. The word of God makes it clear that an individual can be so gifted by God to remain unmarried, we rejoice with you if you have been so gifted. For instance the Bible says:
1 Corinthians 7:7-9
7 I wish that all men were as I am. But each man has his own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that.
8 Now to the unmarried and the widows I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I am. 9 But if they cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion. NIV
Friend, don’t ruin your destiny by “getting married at all costs!” God has a distinctive message/reason for the present state that each person is in. Find it out, if you do; you may have found hidden treasures. You can then develop a “ministry” to relay your message. Expect extra grace from God. You have more time, fewer things are clamouring for your attention. (See 1 or. 7:29-35). In your single state, recognize that you are under the only perfect authority that exists – God Almighty!
It is however important to be sure that your deciding to be unmarried is not borne out of the trauma you suffered as a result of the failure of the marriage of your parents or that of your loved ones. We want you to know that “you are you and they were them”. The fact that some young drivers were involved in car accidents during the first 6 months of passing their driving tests is not sufficient reason for others to decide not to own a car or ever attempt driving or that they will also be involved in an accident. It only calls for caution on their parts!
Friends if you are clear in your mind about this matter, then make up your minds to glorify God and don’t let your single state be a limitation to your enjoying all that God has in plans for you in any way. In Christ Jesus, you will be great in life, amen!