5 Tips to Get Through Valentine’s Day Single
Roses are red, violets are blue, Valentine’s Day is coming, Lord where is my beau?
It’s that wonderful time of the year when couples all around the world express their love towards one another with romantic gestures, kind words, and extravagant outings. That’s all great, unless you’re the girl who is alone on Valentine’s Day with no plans, scrolling down social media watching all your friends enjoy their romantic evenings and sparkling gifts.
Don’t let one day cause your emotions to run haywire. It can be extremely difficult to watch friends and their spouses or significant others enjoy each other on this day. It is difficult scrolling through social media with a front row seat watching everyone’s highlight reel. The thing is, that’s all you’re seeing is their highlight reel. You don’t see that season of singleness that woman was in where she sought God concerning who to marry and allowed herself to be pruned into the woman she needed to be to be fit for her husband. Neither do you see the seeds of obedience and sacrifice she is sowing to reap the harvest of a good godly marriage. Truth is, your grass can get just as green as hers if you put the time into watering it and trust God’s timing.
Here’s a few tips to get you through Valentine’s Day:
Tip 1: Stay off of social media.
Social media is not the place to be if you’re feeling lonely on Valentine’s Day. It may heighten those feelings of loneliness and also cause you to step into coveting what someone else has.
Tip 2: Leave your exes where they are.
Do not try to reach out to or respond to any ex boyfriends or guys that you know God told you to leave alone for the sake of having a Valentine. Don’t step into disobedience in the name of “Valentine’s Day.” It’s not worth it.
Tip 3: Spend time with God.
Let God be your date. Until you allow that void to be filled by Him and His presence, it will remain there. No man can fill that void you’re feeling. A man will never measure up. You will require more and more of him thinking that he can fill a void that only God can fill. A man will not and cannot complete you. Even the husband that God sends you won’t have the capacity to complete you, he will be sent to compliment you but your completion should come through Christ.
Tip 4: Rejoice.
Be happy for your friends who are in successful and godly relationships.
Do not allow the enemy to cause you to walk in covetous or envy. Rejoice as if it were you and understand that that is the portion God dealt to them and He has a very special portion just for you.
Tip 5: Prepare
Use this season to allow God to prepare you as a wife. Many times we think that we are ready for God to send our “Boaz” but yet have no clue what we would do with him once he does. See what the Bible says in Proverbs 31 about a virtuous woman and if there are areas that you can come up higher in.
Pray this prayer:
Lord, I repent of any feelings of covetous that I may have felt for my friends’ relationships. I pray that you continue to bless their relationships and marriages. I thank you for the special portion that you have dealt to me. I thank you for this season of growth. Transform me into the woman that you have created me to be. You are enough for me. Your presence is enough. I ask that your grace cover me in this season. I pray that as your are preparing me for my husband and he for me, that you get the glory for our season of singleness as well as well as our marriage. Let your perfect will be done in my life. In Jesus name. Amen.