Not being content is something I believe many singles go through.
You want to “have someone”, be married, etc. It seems like all of your friends have someone or are getting married…and frankly it gets on your nerves.
Oh, my friends, I understand, I have gone through the same things.
Contentment is something everyone at every age-young and old, has to be familiar with. We who are single (mostly women I believe) day dream about the future.That is not bad in and of itself, but are you becoming discontent with your life at the present, as you wish for the future?
And when you become discontent with where you are at the present, you are not living this present life that God is giving you to the fullest. Are you thanking God for all the blessings He is bestowing upon you this very minute?
Are you being kind to those around you (father, mother, sister, brother?) How are you treating those you are around now? Are you treating them with respect, love, honor, etc?
Before you get too engaged on the thought of “being married”, first make sure you are preparing yourself to be a godly person in general, to be responsible for all you have on hand now, and appreciating all you are and have.
If you are not content now in your single life and always looking forward to the future, not stopping and thanking the Lord for where you are right now and what you are learning as these precious years go by, you can’t expect to be thankful/ content after you are married. You will be still under the mindset to look to the future instead of the present. It will not bring you any good, just take away your joy.
You need to understand and accept that Christ only is the one who will ever give you true love, satisfaction, and contentment, before you get into any relationship. Your relationship with Christ has to be right before you have one with another sinful human being. If your relationship with Christ is not good, than certainly it wont be good with another sinner like yourself.
He is the true source of your joy and you need to put your full confidence in Him!
“Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” ~Psalm 16:11
So stop and look around at all the Lord is giving you now. Take advantage of your life now for the Glory of God and His Kingdom!
When times come around and you find yourself day-dreaming to an unhealthy extent, stop and pray for your future husband. I don’t mean pray about each other together, but pray for him specifically. Pray that God will lead him in all Truth, that he will resist temptation, avoid evil anger, actions, etc.
Prayer is a powerful thing and something that he will appreciate years down the road if he is indeed a Christian man.
“Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints” ~Ephesians 6:18