Being Single and Selfish
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.