Overcoming The Sorrow Of Being Single…Day 7 – Appointed Days

When you are different, when there is something that sets you apart from the rest, people scratch their heads trying to figure out your story. As they measure you up, they do so based on the days of their life. It’s far from fair, but we can rarely escape it.

“You should get a masters degree at 24 like I did.”  “You should get married at 26 like I did.”  “You should have 2.5 children by the time your 30 like I did.”

Appointed DaysIf we buy in to their standard of measurement, we will find ourselves in a constant state of discontentment. How could we ever get, what someone else got, when they got it? Or who says that we should even have what they have in the first place?

There is sorrow in believing that we have missed the mark or been left behind, because another has already arrived at the place where we want to be.

There is an appointed day for you. There are appointed days that God has predestined for every event in our life. They are scheduled according to when the time is best for us and His divine plan.

Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. (Psalm 139:16 ESV)

In God’s book, our days have already been written. Before our birth, before our tomorrow comes, our days have been formed. There is sorrow in chasing the right blessing at the wrong time.

But when God brings to the appointed days the blessings you have been praying for, there is no sorrow added to it.

Let us take comfort in the fact that God never intended for our lives to mimic one another. Therefore, we can release the stress of trying to do it “like they did it.” God has already formed the substance of your days that you have yet to see. I don’t know about you, but I find that very exciting! [social_share style=”circle” align=”horizontal” heading_align=”inline” facebook=”1″ twitter=”1″ google_plus=”1″ linkedin=”0″ pinterest=”0″ /]

Companion Scriptures
Psalm 139
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
James 4:13-15



6 thoughts on “Overcoming The Sorrow Of Being Single…Day 7 – Appointed Days

  1. This is extremely inspirational and helps to minimize the pain and frustration. Why others and not me? Your philisophy helps us to acquire a fresh and hopeful perspective of our current situations.

  2. Thanks for your comments – I am up in the middle of the night praying for peace in being single and content. Your God did not intent for lives to mimic one another makes perfect sense.

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