Some people are single by choice, some because they haven't found the right mate yet.

Both are called to abstain from sex, at least for the moment

When discussing the challenges of marriage, the disciples responded to Jesus in Matthew 19:10 "Lord if this is the case it is better for a man not to marry!" But Jesus told them, and told us, that if being single and serving God whole heartedly is your gift, then good, but He made it clear in verse 11 that it's not for everyone. "But He said to them, 'All cannot accept this saying, but only those to whom it has been given'"  Paul taught the exact same thing.  "It is better to marry than to burn with passion."

 Most people want to get married, and that's OK.  God planned it that way, and it is a good and blessed way of life.  The apostle Paul did make it clear that being married makes it more difficult to serve God because of your family responsibilities, but it does not make it impossible.  And the Bible definitely did not forbid marriage. It really depends on your desires, and what God has gifted you to do.  He does not want you struggling with passion, He may well have designed you for marriage!

So if you are dying to get married, and you have found a good Christian with the same goals in life, and you two want to marry, what are you waiting for?

But married or not, you still need to walk in the Spirit 24/7, because everything doesn't always work out in marriage the way it should. 

Do not be consumed with pleasing yourself or pleasing others.  Be consumed with pleasing God!  In Christ, walking in the Spirit, you have the ability!

Galatians 5:16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

 A consistent "walk in the Spirit" is the ultimate goal of Christian disciples.  It involves communion with God and abiding in Christ.   I think most serious followers of Christ have experienced it, but consistency is the problem.  The Bible teaches that we need each other to make it work.  

Choose your response:

Click here if you are struggling with sexual temptation, but yet you believe God does not want you to be married!

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