90% of all people will get married, but until that time being single can be difficult. In fact it can be down right lonely and frustrating as you see all of your friends being picked off by cupid’s arrows. There’s also a growing group of singles being formed as a result of divorce.
Satan will use anything he can to keep you from a relationship with Jesus. In fact he will even lie to you about why you don’t have a relationship right now to do it.
Here are 4 lies that Satan wants you to believe about being single.
1. You Have No Value
Satan will lie and assign your worth and value to whether you are in a relationship. He will constantly remind you that without a partner you are not worth anything. The lie will burrow so deep in your spirit that you will start to believe it. The truth is that the only one that is worthless is Satan. God has a much different view of things because he is overwhelmed with you. Psalm 45:11 says “The king is enthralled with your beauty; honor him for he is your Lord.” That’s right, The Creator of the Universe, the Alpha and Omega, The Beginning and the End, God is enthralled with you and Satan is a tool. Don’t believe the lies of Satan. Believe the One who is the source of your worth.
2. Your Past Is Too Dark
Satan has an amazing ability to keep a perfect scorecard of all of our mistakes. In fact it is one of his best skills. Satan will always keep a deck of cards with him of all you’ve done in your life and when the time is right he will start dealing them out. Right when you start to think maybe he or she likes you or that this could be a good person to get to know he’ll start dealing. He will always makes sure you remember how bad you really are and because of that no one would want you. Satan’s lie is flawed by the greatest factor. Jesus. Jesus loved you and me enough to die for our sin. It’s the greatest example of being wanted in the history of the world. Don’t believe the lie of Satan that your past is too dark because your future is brilliant with Christ.
3. You Should Settle
Satan has a cunning way of making you lower your standards. His sadistic lies will seep into the pores of your soul and you will begin to believe that the man of your dreams isn’t dreaming of you. His solution is for you to lower the bar, reduce your standards, and to settle with someone you know isn’t right for you. God’s plan flies in the face of that garbage reasoning. God’s plan is for you to first fall deeply in love with Him, start running after Him, and as you’re running look to your left and right. If someone is running the same pace with the same mission you’ve found a relationship worth working at. If you have to look backwards…they ain’t the one for you. You will only lose your stride, focus, and purpose if you do that you will be settling. Don’t believe the lies of Satan to settle he did and look where it landed him!
4. God Will Leave You Too
Satan’s most evil lie to you as a single person will be that, just like everyone else, God has abandoned you. He’ll say you’re single because you don’t have enough faith and if you were faithful God would have given you someone in your life. He’ll make you believe that since you are all alone your life is destined to be miserable. Thank goodness God punches Satan in the throat with the Truth. Deuteronomy 31:6 tells us “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Don’t believe the lies of Satan because the truth in what he says applies only to himself. He is alone and is destined to be that way for eternity. Even if you are single until Christ comes back, you are never alone when you are in relationship with Him.
Your life is not defined by single or married. Your life is not defined by married or divorced. Your life is not defined by successful or failure. Your life is defined by whether or not you have a relationship with Christ. If you have that…you have everything.
Work to have the strongest relationship with Christ so when you find your running partner, you will never have to wonder where your worth comes from.