6. You'll have more time to plug into activities which lift the soul
I enjoy helping out with Sunday school, singing on our church’s worship team, and plugging into community activities when I get a chance. But, when I have dates with a potential significant other to juggle in the mix, I have far less time for service activities.
This is not to say Christian couples can’t plug into service groups or help around the church. I’ve known several Christians to make excellent teams when it comes to carrying out the Great Commission in the every day.
However, they do have to strike a balance. They have to clear schedules with each other and may miss out on opportunities they could’ve done if they had entered a single season.
Why activities which lift the soul? How will that help confront demons?
Having battled depression for eight years, I know I often feel the most loved when I can show my love to my neighbor without expecting something in return (Luke 10:25-37). Although, yes, relationships offer a potential to do this, we can often grow jaded and frustrated when the other does not reciprocate.
But choosing to love and serve a group of people or someone in your church once a week can provide more healing than you may anticipate. You can see God working through you to bring about healing for others or to help fulfill a need, and in turn, you see God doing the same in your own life.
Hope Bolinger is a literary agent at C.Y.L.E. and a recent graduate of Taylor University's professional writing program. More than 300 of her works have been featured in various publications ranging from Writer's Digest to Keys for Kids. She has worked for various publishing companies, magazines, newspapers, and literary agencies and has edited the work of authors such as Jerry B. Jenkins and Michelle Medlock Adams. Her column "Hope's Hacks," tips and tricks to avoid writer's block, reaches 3,000+ readers weekly and is featured monthly on Cyle Young's blog, which receives 63,000+ monthly hits. Her modern-day Daniel, “Blaze,” (Illuminate YA) just released. Find out more about her here.
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