Singling Out Saturday

It’s December 21st, crazy right? Am I alone in thinking this year has flown, and yet drug at the same time? Isn’t it always in how you view it after the fact instead of while you’re living it?

Sorry for the nostalgia, this time of year brings it out, and even more so this year than previous

Today on Singling Out Saturday, as many reflect on this year and many start to think upon the next with hope, expectation, and resolution I wanted to be intentional in posting this quote from Gary Thomas in The Sacred Search:

Relationships are God’s way of working on two people, not helping you find the one person you want to spend the rest of your life with.

This caused me to view all my relationships with a different lens…one in which I wasn’t seeing it as a selfish goal to have that relationship (even with a friend) but one in which God was working on both of us instead of just answering a prayer I may have had. Relationships, whether romantic or friendly, are designed to sharpen one another and not just result in a marriage for singles.

Image courtesy of disciplestoday.edu
Image courtesy of disciplestoday.edu

Thinking on relationships always leads me to this verse in Proverbs, that so quickly attaches the imagery of sharpening a blade…and what a wonderful image to take into any relationship as a single, the thought of sharpening one another.

Proverbs 27:17: As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens another.

As we singles enter another year, may we approach our relationships with the forethought of how God is using us both in the relationship, what He is speaking to each of us and as a community.

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