This year don’t let the holiday cheers bring you to holiday tears. While you enjoy celebrating with family, friends and church members, you can soon feel left out of their “couple” conversations or annoyed with their questions about your marital status. Here are a few tips to help you this season:
1-Prepare for the Enemy’s Romantic Love Lie Attack
Probably second only to Valentine’s Day, the entertainment industry floods us with romantic love stories during the Christmas season. It’s their money-making season!
The heroine walks out of her house or apartment and nearly trips over Mr. Right. He’s bending down to pick up his car keys to his Bugatti. By the end of the movie, she’s happily married to a man she’s known less than an hour- in real time- and all of their drama is solved within the movie’s time span.
Although you enjoyed the movie, you’re now feeling as if you are the only person on the planet without a mate! You don’t see how you can make it through another day (or at least this holiday season) being single. If God really cared about you, why hasn’t He sent your Mr. Right?
Sister, even though the attack was subtle and disguised as harmless entertainment, you were still hit by one of the Enemy’s flaming darts-the Romantic Love Lie. The Romantic Love Lie wants you to think Infatuation and Lust are the same as Love.
2- Launch Your Faith Missile
You’ve walked by faith before and now it’s time to do it again (2 Corinthians 5:7). Recharge your spiritual engine by fueling up with what you know. You’re not just a nameless face in the mass population to God. You are His. He knew you before you were conceived (Jeremiah 1:5). He knows the challenges you have being single. He knows how you long to be married. He hasn’t forgotten you or your desires. So stop listening to the sad love songs and replace it with upbeat positive music.
3- Prepare for the “When Are You Getting Married?” Question
Someone is going to ask you this question either this season or within the next 6 months!
Here are a few suggested answers:
“Well, you know God has a season for everything. And as soon as He lets me know, I’ll let you know (change subject or walk away).
I especially like Author Crystal Mary’s WHY suggestions:
Q. When are you getting married?
Q. How come you’re not married?
Q. Why haven’t you ever married?
A. Why should I?
Pray for wisdom in giving an answer that helps you feel comfortable and confident.
4-Embrace the Spirit of Gratitude-Volunteer
Your desire for a mate shouldn’t cause you to forget about your current blessings. Nothing can help you embrace the spirit of gratitude quicker than volunteering. How about spreading holiday cheer to residents in the nursing home or patients in the hospital? There are numerous charities that could use your help. This season rather than waiting on God to bless you, use what He has given you to be a blessing!
Have a Wonderful Holiday Season,