For most of us, we determine our “gift” by discovering what we do well and what we take pleasure in doing.
Others will also take notice of the ease and enjoyment by which we use it.
Singles are serving in all parts of the world where traditional families could not go.
SEE ALSO: An Age-by-Age Guide to Singleness The bottom line is it’s all about your heart. Are you content and have peace if you remain single? If your answer is absolutely NOT to these questions, you probably don’t have it.
I have many friends who seem to have “the gift.” They have embraced and are content with where God has led them, while using it to contribute and encourage others in the Lord.
What they have been able to accomplish as singles could never have taken place if they were married.
But your question is whether you have been personally called to be single. In the Bible, Paul says singleness is a gift from God (1 Corinthians 7:7). I am constantly bombarded with images and information that I have to be married to be complete (vs. And although I have desired marriage from time to time, it does distract me from the work God has given me to do. I do believe there are some people that are "called" to be single for a season and some forever.
So to be able to stay focused on God's work is truly a special gift from God. Based on my understanding of Scripture, these are individuals who do not seek to be married, or have a desire of sexual intimacy (1 Corinthians 7:8-9).