Our society glorifies singleness. The world shouts, “Now is your opportunity to live as selfishly as possible. Make the most of it!”
But God calls us to a totally different lifestyle.
The Bible says:
“Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor” (1 Corinthians 10:24, ESV).
And Jesus’ entire life on earth was about fulfilling God’s redemptive plan — not serving himself with countless spa treatments and the latest iPhone.
God calls us to self-sacrifice because it’s what’s best for us. Consider this: One of the biggest factors in divorce is selfishness. If we want a happy marriage in the future, we need to take selfishness seriously now — not eventually when we are married.
If we’re in the habit of living for ourselves, it’s hard to change. We’re not going to automatically transform into a sacrificial person when we change our Facebook status from “single” to “in a relationship.”
To become selfless, we have to practice getting rid of “me.” And it’s never too early (or too late) to start.