Whether today is Valentine’s Day, Singles Awareness Day, or just an average Tuesday for you, you probably have an opinion about this day of romantic celebration. I can’t say that I’ve always looked forward to Valentine’s Day. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a bitter single just chomping at the bit to get “hitched.” Actually, I’m a little tired of those people who are chomping at that proverbial “bit.”
I was talking with my friend, Brienna, the other day about a view that many more conservative homeschoolers have about singleness. They like to refer to it as “a time of waiting.” Usually this implies that you are waiting for your future spouse. As my friend Bethany told me today, “If singleness is a time of waiting, then you’re always waiting. Waiting to get married, waiting to have your first kid, waiting for kids to graduate, waiting for your retirement.” You get the idea; this waiting game turns into a vicious cycle of always looking ahead and never living the moment for all it’s worth.
So if you’re single this Valentine’s Day, remember that today is part of God’s plan for your life. He’s working in you right now. You don’t have to wait for the man or woman of your dreams to come along in order to start your life. God is a day-by-day God. He wants you now. He’s not waiting for you to find anyone because if you’ve already fallen for him, then you don’t need to wait any longer.
P.S. Just to throw in a little humor, see how Jostie Flicks tries to speed up the waiting game by trying to Catch a Man.