“A Life of Singleness, Not Loneliness”
“Now there are distinctive varieties and distributions of endowments (gifts, extraordinary powers distinguishing certain Christians, due to the power of divine grace operating in their souls by the Holy Spirit) and they vary, but the [Holy] Spirit remains the same.
And there are distinctive varieties of service and ministration, but it is the same Lord [Who is served]. And there are distinctive varieties of operation [of working to accomplish things], but it is the same God Who inspires and energizes them all in all.
But to each one is given the manifestation of the [Holy] Spirit [the evidence, the spiritual illumination of the Spirit] for good and profit. To one is given in and through the [Holy] Spirit [the power to speak] a message of wisdom, and to another [the power to express] a word of knowledge and understanding according to the same [Holy] Spirit;
To another [wonder-working] faith by the same [Holy] Spirit, to another the extraordinary powers of healing by the one Spirit; To another the working of miracles, to another prophetic insight (the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose); to another the ability to discern and distinguish between [the utterances of true] spirits [and false ones], to another various kinds of [unknown] tongues, to another the ability to interpret [such] tongues. All these [gifts, achievements, abilities] are inspired and brought to pass by one and the same [Holy] Spirit, Who apportions to each person individually [exactly] as He chooses.” (1 Corinth 12:4-11, AMP)
God has predestined each individual to carry a gift that opens doors for unique opportunities. These prospects, more often than not, are God-given opportunities for the betterment of various members of the body.
During times of singleness or “aloneness”, one must not become embittered, feeling forsaken by God. Adam had the most intimate times with Lord in the garden before Eve was created. These times of solitude should be viewed as an honor and a privilege; a response of a great committed faith, not a lonely one.
An individual who is single or alone should harken to the call of having a deep covenant relationship with God, seizing the opportunity to develop their gifts.
Seasons of aloneness is a call to develop a deep love relationship with the Lord. In turn, the individual can overflow in a pure, productive, and generous love that will impact others. This type of spiritual vitality can be used as an anchor and source of stability, it does not need to be viewed as a time of weakness or fragility in one’s life.
The person who is experiencing a season of solitude can experience great freedom as they devote themselves to work, friendship, and service – all of which is necessary to further God’s kingdom.
A generous willingness to assist others is the key to happiness and fulfillment for the individual who feels alone. Focusing on the needs of others with a generous service is a tremendous witness to the power of God, and one of the greatest gifts that should be sought after from God. In the long run, the heart of servitude is less likely to be consumed by the temptation of self-pity and better yet, more likely to see God’s working power through them.