Many at times single individuals in the church take themselves as lesser people especially in the midst of couples. The feeling of not being a better Christian because of your unmarried status can be depressing especially in our part of the world where a married person is regarded as being more responsible than an unmarried one.
Some denominations and church pastors push young people into marriage when they are ill prepared causing them not to see the institution of marriage as a blessing but rather a curse. Just too many of these cases came up at our youth seminar during the month as the seminar was interdenominational.
While it is good to get married, your marital status does not mean that you are a better Christian. When you find yourself unmarried, it also does not mean that God regard you as a lesser child. You are also His child just as any other Christian is. While it is true that God honors marriage and he blesses it, it is not true that God will bless married people more than He will bless a singled person.
We need to maximize our singleness by trusting God while we await our future spouse if that is God’s will. Maximizing your singleness means to be content in the season that God places you. See James 1:17 and John 3:27. God is the giver of every good gift including a good spouse. We need to develop an eternal perspective on life. If the Lord calls you as a single individual, serve him with joy. If He blesses you with a partner, enjoy the wife of your youth.