Called and Single

Singleness can be a challenging yet rewarding season in life. Society often emphasizes marriage and relationships, and navigating this path can sometimes feel isolating. However, the Bible offers a powerful message of hope and purpose for single Christian women. Here are some encouraging thoughts to hold close to your heart.

The Bible is full of stories of women who demonstrated remarkable faith and trust in God, even in the face of adversity. These stories serve as examples of how we can live out our faith today, whether we are married or single. 

Profiles of Biblical Single Women

Lydia: 

Scripture: Acts 16:14-15

Profile: Lydia, a seller of purple cloth, was known for her entrepreneurial spirit and open heart to God’s word. Her home became a place of fellowship and worship, showing us that our homes can be used for God’s glory, no matter how big or small.

Anna: 

Scripture: Luke 2:36-38

Profile: Anna, a prophetess, never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying. Her devotion culminated in witnessing the infant Jesus at the temple, a testament to her faithfulness and God’s faithfulness in return.

Mary Magdalene: 

Scripture: Luke 8:2; John 20:11-18

Profile: Mary Magdalene, delivered from seven demons, followed Jesus with a loyal heart. She was among the first to see the risen Christ. This privilege speaks volumes about her special relationship with the Savior.

Deborah: 

Scripture: Judges 4-5

Profile: A powerful prophetess and judge, Deborah wasn’t just a leader in her community but a military strategist who led the Israelites to victory against the Canaanite army. (Judges 4:4-7) Her story shatters the stereotype of women needing a husband to be strong and courageous. Deborah is a beacon of hope, reminding us that God equips women with strength, wisdom, and leadership, regardless of marital status.

Priscilla:

Scripture: Acts 18:18

Profile: A tentmaker alongside her husband Aquila, Priscilla’s influence extended far beyond her profession. The couple partnered with Paul the Apostle in ministry. Scripture mentions Priscilla’s name before Aquila’s on several occasions, highlighting her significant role in teaching and encouraging new believers. (Acts 18:26) Priscilla exemplifies the importance of partnership, but not necessarily a marital one. She shows single women can contribute significantly to the Church’s mission through their knowledge, faith, and dedication.

 Esther:

Scripture: Esther 4:14

Profile: Esther’s story is one of courage and influence. She was a Jewish orphan who became queen of Persia and used her position to save her people from genocide. Although she was not seeking the position of queen, Esther trusted that God had placed her there for a reason. She risked her own life to approach the king and plead for her people, and God used her courage to save the Jews from destruction. 

Encouragement for the Single Christian Woman

I understand that being single can be tricky— because I’m single too, and sometimes it’s easy to feel like your worth is determined by your marital status. But I want you to know that your value doesn’t come from your relationship status but your identity in Christ. Like the women in the Bible, you have a unique purpose only you can fulfill. And if you’re feeling lonely, think of this season as an opportunity to devote yourself to God and grow closer to Him. Remember that He has good plans for you and wants to see you prosper. So don’t lose hope – your future is bright!

Journaling Prompts

  1. Reflect on Lydia’s story. How can you use your resources and talents to serve God and others?
  2. Consider Anna’s faithfulness. What does unwavering devotion to God look like in your life?
  3. Reflect on a biblical single woman who inspires you. What qualities do you admire about her? How can you incorporate those qualities into your own life?
  4. Imagine meeting your future self – someone living a life filled with purpose and joy. What does she look like? What is she doing? Write a letter to your future self, outlining your dreams and goals.

All In All

The single Christian woman stands in a lineage of courageous women who have tirelessly worked for the kingdom of God who have gone before her. Their stories are about waiting for the right time and actively participating in God’s work. May their lives inspire you to live fully for Christ and know that you are deeply loved and valued by Him in every season of your life.

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4 Comments

  1. What a great post, Paula. One of my favorite women in the Bible is Dorcas, mentioned in Acts. I think she inspires me because what she did was so ordinary: sewing for women in need. But her ministry was so valued that people mourned her and she was raised from the dead. Even our seemingly little homey deeds can bless others and be used of God.

    1. Thanks so much Barbara. I’m going to have to go read up on Dorcas.

  2. Hi, Paula. I must admit, I have not studied the Bible until my older years. Your knowledge amazes me. You have provided many names I will be watching as I make my way thru reading my Bible.
    Thank you for sharing at Gma’sPhoto | ge•ner•ic Linkup Party . Looking forward to seeing you next Friday!
    Take care and best wishes.

    1. You’re welcome Debbie. I didn’t always have this knowledge, I need so much more. Don’t we all? I can’t wait to learn more.

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