Something I’ve loved about reading all these responses to the question “Why are you thankful for being single?” is that no two of us are in exactly the same circumstance.

For instance, today we’re hearing from someone who just came out of a two year relationship, a teenager, someone whose love married someone else, someone who has gone through divorce… just to name a few! :D

No two of our stories are exactly the same. There may be similar circumstances among our stories- themes of heartbreak, loneliness, and grace- but our stories are all unique and beautiful!

Related: God Writes Unique Love Stories

My hope is that through this series, you’ll be able to identify with someone you can relate with.

Maybe you haven’t been feeling very thankful for your singleness, but through their testimony you realize it’s possible. 

And now without further ado, let’s get started!

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After ending my two year toxic relationship, I am now feeling much more at ease and blessed for being single. Well, I never really thought that being single would be this amazing. I won’t be a hypocrite- I have always dreamed of finding my prince charming. I guess it’s every girl’s dream to find their other half. But things just won’t go as smoothly as planned.

My season of singleness taught me several lessons. It gave me time to learn more about myself, who I truly am and what I am capable of. It allows me to explore the world without hesitations. It allows me to have fun, meet people and experience what it is to truly live. But most importantly, it allows me to be closer to God, to seek Him and focus on Him.

As of now, I am truly happy with myself, with people around me, and with God guiding me.

I think, when you know who you truly are and what you stand for, and when  you truly put God in the center of your life, you will be able to let go of people who are not meant to be in your life. Then you will truly find happiness in every aspect of life.

– Kim

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I think singleness is definetly God-given! He gave us this season to learn to KNOW Him, to learn things we wouldn’t learn otherwise… Oh it’s a score of things that singleness is good for!!! We can do amazing things as a single girl that we couldn’t if we were married. Hopefully we’re using this precious season of our lives to be and learn what God wants us to, because these years just aren’t forever!!!

I guess I’m referring to maybe the teen years more, because that’s my category.

But whether or not we get married, these are the years God wants to use to prepare us for what is ahead of us. Whether He chooses us to raise a family, to serve Him, to teach school in a foreign country, to be a doctor, or whatever, we need to let Him work in us what He wants so we’re ready for what He has in store!!

-Ashley

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I’m thankful for being single because I have all I need at the moment. The Lord has assured me in His word that He is with me and He will never leave me.

I know that the Lord is fixing up a wonderful, caring and God fearing future husband for me :)

-Bee

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I have come to realize how special this time can be. I am experiencing being so much closer to Jesus. I am resting in Him as my hiding place.

Last year I experienced such heartbreak. The man I had been in love with for years got married to someone else and locked me out of his life. He had never felt the same about me. It was unrequited love, but oh boy it hurt. And my fear of rejection had led to my not telling him about my feelings until it was too late.

Well, in my heartache Jesus drew me near. He embraced me and held me tight and He revealed Himself in a way I never knew was possible. He gives me dreams and visions and other special things He is now doing in my life. I believe I might have missed this if I was with the man I was in love with.

And I can only thank Jesus because He has been so faithful, loving, kind, and merciful to me. My heavenly father held me in His arms and consoled me, so yes, I’m thankful for being single.

-Pauline

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I am thankful for my singleness. You see, God has brought me out of a lot of turmoil. A heart ache of a divorce that was mentally and emotionally abusive. And so much more. I didn’t want to live, but God preserved me for a reason. I recently did what I asked of me! He sent me back to where all my abuse started as a child- abuse of all kinds- to let me see why He saved me. I recently spoke to a group of women about it.

All I have wanted was for God to use me and He has. And He gets all the glory for it! So living in singleness is awesome because I know He is directing my path.

-Jane

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I am thankful for being single because that means that I can focus on my relationship with God and also so that I can become who God really made me to be without the influence of others or feeling the need to please them.

-Amanda

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Thank you Kim, Ashley, Bee, Pauline, Jane and Amanda for sharing why you are thankful for your singleness!

Check back Friday for Part 3!

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