A Poem by Donna L. Mihura
The Single Gift
How blessed you are, you single one,
Don’t talk of care and woes.
You’ve got too much to be thankful for,
Oh what, you’d like to know.
Of God’s perfect plan
That you’ve not found your special lady
Or you, that certain man.
God loves you so and has much more
To give than you’ve ever received.
That He’s giving His best to you right now,
You really must believe.
His best is Himself, do you have it in full,
Or only a bit on the side?
No man can meet your needs like God,
Nor can a lovely bride,
If your life's not complete, you know that Jesus is
And your life He will fill
If you’ll only put Him first every day
And live to do His will.
He’s gifted you for undistracted
Devotion to the Lord.
There should be nothing that can interfere
With Him and prayer and the Word.
Unless you let the guard of your heart
And let others take His place,
Then you’ll lack joy and peace and hope
And not experience His grace.
So give your heart right back to God,
Let Him keep it safe for you,
And when it’s better than His best,
He’ll make one into two.
By Donna L. Mihura
Thoughts: Being single is a precious and privileged time. One may never again-once attached to another-have as much time to glorify God and develop a relationship with the Lord, as when one is single and undistracted by others. Treasure your days in your kingly Father's chambers in His presence and thank Him for the time you are able to spend with Him. A Scenario: A married woman with two children gets up early to spend time in her Bible with the Lord. She sits down on the couch, opens her Bible and starts to read. Then a voice from upstairs "Is it time to get up", she then retrieves her child, brings the child down, sits the child on the couch with the child's favorite book to read. She then opens her Bible again to continue to read. Then her second child comes running down the steps about ten minutes later. She then takes them both to the kitchen and fixes then something to eat. Oh no, where did the time go? After they eat, it is now time to get them ready for school. She spends time dressing them, getting their lunches ready and sees them onto the school bus. Thinking she can now get back to her reading the Bible, her husband comes down the steps in a panic, his button fell off his work shirt and she needs to sew it back on. After sewing his button back on she now fixes him breakfast and sees him off to work. The early morning time with the Lord is now gone. The rest of her day is spent on housework, errands for the home, getting ready for her children's return from school, and getting dinner prepped and cooked. Then cleaning up after dinner, getting the children bathed and ready for bed. Then time with her husband is needed and warranted. Now, time to rest as her day ends. Her time with the Lord had escaped her in tending to others in her household. The End! Although, not every married couple with children experience this, the point is with others in one's life the chances of being distracted from spending time with the Lord is much greater, than one that is single. Use your singleness to glorify God. Never deny Him His deserved glory, the blessings in return will be greater than you can imagine. (Mostly in knowing Him). It's your choice, to look at singleness as a curse or a blessed and precious time. Give your heart to Him to protect, for as a single He is your Best. And, if he does have someone for you, the wait will be well worth the time spent with Him as He prepares you for your future; rather, that future includes a significant other or not. Be joyous in knowing He has you as He is looking out for you in your singleness in grooming you for a wonderful and blessed future. Singleness, a curse or a time of longing for another in pain? I think not! It's more of a Gift to enjoy of undistracted time in the presence of God!