Single = Lonely

I was sitting at Barnes and Noble sometime ago studying for exams when the girl I was with said, "Man. If I just had a boyfriend right now my life would be so much better."

I looked up at her ready to laugh thinking she was joking. I mean, who the heck says OUT LOUD that having a boyfriend will solve all their problems?

But she was being dead serious and I felt really bad for her. I mean, how sad a life to live that you think having a date on Friday will give you the life you have always dreamed of.

Then I started looking at my own life and my own thoughts and my own issues. Sure I may never SAY that having a guy will complete but sometimes that's how I live.

If I don't have plans Friday or my friends bail on me I mope thinking to myself how if I had a boyfriend I could just call him up and he'd fill up my empty schedule. I hear a guy call his girlfriend/wife beautiful and I think that once I have a boyfriend to call me that I'll never have "ugly days" or "I have nothing to wear" days.

But let's face it: once you get in a relationship and the butterflies go away you quickly realize that the love life isn't all it's cracked up to be. And we know this. We know that no person can complete is. Yet we still speak of being "lonely" and "single" as synonymous.

In the Word we see that we are made complete in Christ. Let that sink in, okay? COMPLETE.

When you let Christ take over the emptiness you feel will be no longer. He is here to make us whole.

So whether you're in a relationship or not let Him make you whole. Let Him create contentment in you like you've never known before. And stop letting singleness and loneliness be synonymous. Start living your life and letting Christ be your focus.

Because THEN you will be whole and ready to fully embrace the sort of relationships Christ had called you to.