Single and Saved

I ran across this great poem about being single and saved.  In many circles believers are encourged to get married before they are really ready and often are defined by their marital status.  This illustrates a single, female believer embracing being single and God’s promises to her.  Enjoy!

I’m Single and That’s All Right With Me

I’m single and that’s all right with me
Tell me why is that a contradiction to you?
What makes you think that just because I’m an attractive woman of intelligence,
and over the legal drinking age, that I’m incomplete without a mate?

What makes you think that just because my conversations
quench the thirst of many parched from the ignorance of dull chit-chat
and just because when you talk I can respond on whatever the topic,
whatever the level, whenever the time,
that I’ve obtained my knowledge simply for your entertainment purposes only?

No, I’m single and that’s all right with me

What makes you think that my present status is not a God-given right,
a woman’s choice and a healthy decision?

Who told you that without a man something’s missing from my life and if so what would that be?

Love?

I love myself
and more importantly, I love the Lord
He told me when I delight in Him that He would give me the desires of my heart

Security?

I have everything I need according to His riches in glory

Intimacy?

Now, how’s a man gonna get to know me when he doesn’t even know himself
See, my Father told me that I’m above a ruby’s worth and a gem does not seek, it is sought, so why would I set myself out?

No, I’m single and that’s all right with me

See, it’s not that I oppose relationships, it’s that I detest codependency

Girl, as a woman, I know it’s not my role to chase after any boy who professes to be a man

Esther 2:14 states that I am to wait on my king, and when he’s delighted in me, he will call me by my name

My Mama didn’t name me Needy or Desperate

I am to be cherished, relished, valued and honored
It’s not my job to convince him or convict him of that
My mate will already know it and consistently show it
He’ll know that making love to me requires caressing my mind before fondling my body

And he’ll stay on his knees daily, not just to adore me, but to praise the Lord for the virtuous woman that he found
So when you see me by myself, I’m not alone, I just know what I have coming to me

I’m single and that’s all right with me

©Shellie R. Warren/1997

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  • COREN BURCH

    Alright now!!

  • COREN BURCH

    Alright now!!

  • Tia Green

    Wow. That was alright!!!

  • Tia Green

    Wow. That was alright!!!

  • Sherine Tillman

    Thank you so much. I wish more of us would get the picture. Can you imagine if more singles had this type of mentally how much we could really get done fro Christ.

  • Sherine Tillman

    Thank you so much. I wish more of us would get the picture. Can you imagine if more singles had this type of mentally how much we could really get done fro Christ.

  • Ladybug

    It use to be hard for me to be single ,saved, and pure until I made up my mind that that was what I wanted to do. Most of my opposition comes from others who believe that I can’t do it. You really can do all things through Christ!

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