Is it possible to be single and happy? Yes, absolutely! Happiness is not limited only to married couples. Some of the most satisfied people in the world are single and serving the Lord. Regardless of someone’s relationship status, anyone can live a fulfilling and satisfying life. But for singles struggling, there are six ways they can be happy.
- Connect with God.
Spiritual revival is the first order of business for all singles. The single years—whether many or few—are a time to connect with God like none other. Apostle Paul said, “I want you to do whatever will help you serve the Lord best, with as few distractions as possible” (1 Corinthians 7:35, NLT). Get to know God more by reading, studying, and worshipping Him.
- Connect with friends.
Being single doesn’t mean being alone. Hebrews 10:24-25 says, “Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.” After one becomes a Christian by trusting in Christ, they are part of the body of Christ. Singles play a vital role in encouraging others—and being encouraged—in the body of Christ.
- Commit to purity.
Singles must commit their bodies and minds to the Lord to live a pure life. However, purity isn’t easy in this world of friends-with-benefits, dating apps, pornography, social media, movies, and more. But it can help to protect from pain and loss of dignity that often accompanies sex outside of marriage. New Life offers Every Man’s Battle Intensive Workshop to help men fight this battle. And women who are struggling can find accountability in a Life Recovery Group.
- Live with passion and purpose.
Singles should ask themselves some questions such as:
- What do I love?
- What am I passionate about?
- What moves me?
Whether it is photography, cooking, writing, painting, music, dancing, sports, medicine, or something else, a single pursuing what they love is usually happier than someone who isn’t.
Whatever singles are passionate about, it should inspire them to help others. When passion drives a single to serve, it will give them purpose in life. Enjoy volunteering? Maybe help at a homeless shelter. Is cooking a passion? Perhaps prepare meals for new parents or those who have experienced a loss. God has given every person unique talent and skill—use them to glorify Him.
- Exercise body, mind, and soul.
Great joy comes when singles dedicate their minds to studying God’s Word. In addition, it is so rewarding to worship the Lord with one’s body. Exercising is a great way to do this; it can give someone the energy they need to serve God and live a happy, fulfilling life being single.
– Kate Clark