Clicky

This is for all my single sisters out there…

by | Sep 28, 2020 | Missions Articles

 

One thing I would love my single sisters to know is that they are loved, treasured, and beautiful. You are NOT, other than, or less than just because you aren’t married. There is an insidious lie that has crept into some of your minds that God has forgotten you or that you aren’t as valuable to Him, otherwise you would be married already. But I want to expose that lie. Do you know that my value and worth existed even before I was born? Even before I was married? Even before I became a mother? I am precious to the Father. I was precious to Him in my mother’s womb, when I was a child, when I was a teen, when I was in my 20’s, and even now, in my late 30’s.

Psalm 139: 14-16 says, For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

I don’t have the answers of why you aren’t married yet, even though many of you have been longing for marriage for years…But I do know that God sees you.

He loves you.

He values you.

You are not forgotten.

I feel like there are women out there who fear to step out into all that God has called you to because you are scared to show your true strength, because you fear you will never get married because of it. I used to feel this way. When I was single, I was a leader in my church. I used to think that if I could be different, less intense, less strong in my leadership, less whatever, that I would have had more marriage prospects.

But when I finally stopped rejecting myself for these gifts and strengths that the Lord has given me, when I stopped feeling the need to apologize for them, when I stopped trying to shove them away, that is when the Lord gave me a new freedom. I am not talking about a man-made strength, I am talking about the strengths and gifts that God has placed inside of you. The strengths and gifts that HE wants to cultivate and refine so that you can truly be His salt and light to this world.

When my husband came along, he saw the free me. He was not intimidated by me. The strengths he saw in me fascinated him. On our first date, when my husband was asking me to be in an intentional dating relationship with him, one of the things he said to me was, “You have a great call of God on your life, it could be greater than mine, and I want to see you fulfill it.” (Anyone who knows my husband knows that he is gifted in many things, an amazing, and humble man of God. He daily walks out what the Father calls him to do). You cannot know how healing those words were to me. After wasting years despising myself, my husband called me forth to be something greater, to embrace the woman who God called me to be. He still does this for me, 15+ years later.

If you are single and are meant to be married, whoever your husband is, he will love you because of your strength. As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) I want to encourage anyone struggling with fear in this area to lay it down and renounce it today. Step out into faith and stop hiding the gifts that the Father has given you.I cannot promise that if you do this, you will get married. But I do believe that there is a promise that if you renounce the fear, you will find freedom and that unnecessary burden that has been weighing you down can be lifted off of you. 

By: Eunice Ho

To learn more about Eunice and her ministry, click here.

Stories You May Like

Why Some Missionaries Feel Overwhelmed

Why Some Missionaries Feel Overwhelmed

What are some defining factors between missionaries?  There are all different kinds of missionaries. Some are evangelists; others are church planters. Some missionaries care for other missionaries, and others are undercover for years for the sake of the gospel. There...

read more
Why is it Important to be Resilient?

Why is it Important to be Resilient?

The facts are only sometimes representative of reality, and there’s more to the story than we see. It’s powerful when we tune in to that compass bearing, look to God to help us create a complete picture of reality, and not just say, “Truth is whatever my sense is, but Lord, tell me the facts and the greater vantage point.”

read more
Navigating the Pain of Change and Disappointment

Navigating the Pain of Change and Disappointment

That was the order we were given within minutes of discovering our residencies had been denied renewal. The city hall official was not hostile or aggressive, simply delivering orders. I responded that we would “absolutely not be leaving in thirty days.” She mentioned they would send a police officer to our door if we did not comply. I told her she could send the king; I still would not leave after thirty days. That was impossible!

read more
Christian Missionaries & Their Well Being

Christian Missionaries & Their Well Being

How does a Christian missionary define success on the mission field? We all start here: as believers in Christ, we know our highest level of achievement comes from our obedience to "go” and the obedience to “follow” from there. Certainly, our ultimate fulfillment and...

read more