Serving God is one of the greatest things we have been given by the Lord to do. So, our attitude to serving God should be one that is reflective of Psalm 100:2 (NKJV): “Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing.”
However, when it comes to serving while single or serving while married, the gladness and singing might be drowned out by excuses for why we can’t serve God than why we can (and should). For singletons, the hindrance to serving God comes in the form of loneliness, too many other non-church activities, and letting one’s marital status block the fruitfulness of serving with ample free time. Married people, on the other hand, have their own laundry list of reasons they can’t serve as much as single people: spouse/kids at home, household chores to do, not enough activities for couples.
But we forget that God created us with the sole purpose to serve and if Jesus found ways to serve God when He was traveling, by foot, to several faraway cities to minister, then it is possible to serve God in our busy, phone-driven, car-accessible lives. So, let’s dive into ways that single and married people can put their statuses aside and make the time for the Lord in several aspects of ministry.
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