February 14th is surrounded by roses, chocolates, and “I love you” from our special someone. As a single person it can sometimes hurt to watch all the couples exchange gifts and go on dates while we are left alone. “When will it be my turn?” can sometimes be all we can think.
Here are seven things you can do on Valentine’s Day as a single person; I pray they are just as helpful for you as they have been for me!
1. Spend time sharing your heart with God. Cry through the pain of feeling alone with Him.
“Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee: He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.” Psalms 55:22
“Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you.” 1 Peter 5:7
2. Give God thanks for all He has given you, including Himself. You may be surprised by how this changes your perspective.
“Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; who redeemeth thy life from destruction: who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” Psalm 103:1-5
“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.” Colossians 3:17
3. Remember that love is an action not a feeling. If you focus your attention on serving others you won’t have time to have a pity party.
“Hereby perceive we the love of God, because He laid down His life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.” 1 John 3:16-18
4. Pour out into other people. Give them gifts, do something special for them, serve them in a new way etc.
“Put on therefore, as the elect of god, holy beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.” Colossians 3:12-14
5. Pray for your future spouse that they would love and serve God contentedly and joyfully right where God has them.
“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men…” 1 Timothy 2:1
6. Do something you love WITH God. Invite Him to join you and imagine Him being there because He promised to never leave you nor forsake you.
“He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” Micah 6:8
7. Spend extra time with God because He is your true spouse! (See Isaiah (Praise God in song, enjoy His creation, meditate on the truths of His Word such as how much He loves you and cares for you, etc.)
“Now it came to pass, as they went, that He entered into a certain village: and certain woman named Martha received Him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard His word. But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to Him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? Bid her therefore that she help me. And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: but one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:38-42
Don’t forget you can do all these by running with God!
I wanted to get this post out before Valentine’s Day in case someone needed it early, so there will be no post on Monday as usual. I love ya’ll and pray you have a blessed holiday with loved ones! Happy Running and Happy Valentine’s Day!