Six Words

I am more than just single.

In response to prompt: 1LinerWednesday
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I want to share something from my heart:

Many people close to me misunderstand and are unaware how certain comments can make singles feel ashamed. I know they think they are comforting by expressing their concern. Only you are throwing us under negativity and pressure. It’s making me feel guilty. Your “vote of confidence” is unwarranted.

I have accomplished so much in life and choose each day to keep living. That, in itself, is a huge accomplishment. I don’t need to sleep with insecurity, shame, and worthlessness bruising my heart. Why not look at the goals I have achieved. Yet, all you see is my Singleness and why my right finger isn’t occupied with a ring. There is more to me then my looks, my body, my status, and my finger.

Marriage is beautiful. A blessing I can’t wait to receive. Love is a gift I can’t wait to unravel. But I am not incomplete without it. I am whole. Thank you for concern. I have managed this temporary season thus far. I will blossom when the time is right. I am not living by your timeline.

Do heed this advice. Thank you!

Did this resonate with you? How did it make you feel?

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Hi, I’m Tiffany! My hope is to encourage and equip others to cultivate a life rooted Christ alone and create a simple lifestyle.

7 thoughts on “Six Words

  1. I love this post so much, because it’s a problem I think many singles can identify with. It’s so annoying when people ask “Why aren’t you married, yet?”, “You don’t have any kids?” and on and on. Everybody’s circumstance is different and maybe they CHOOSE or HAVE to live by a different mold than what society lives in. Single doesn’t mean “defected” and I know many people who are in relationships who are miserable and unhappy. At least when you’re single you have a chance to learn who you are and discover your worth. It’s a chance to accomplish great things without people holding you back. Good for you for standing firm in your beliefs and realizing that you are more than a ring on your finger.

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    1. Thank you! I love this comment alot. I love this line, “Single doesn’t mean defected.” You are right, I know a lot of people in relationships are miserable, unhappy, and they are in a loveless relationship. Trust me, I would love to be with someone, but I am not settling. I know what it feels like to be in a relationship when the love is one sided. I want to make the right decision going into a committed relationship. I don’t want perfect, I want what is right.

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      1. Yessss! Thank you! I, too, know that feeling of one-sidedness and it hurts because you feel more alone with someone than you do when you are actually by yourself. I’m learning that solitude is my friend, not my enemy and I’ve learned so much about myself and life during those quiet times. God speaks to us and it’s just so much easier to hear Him when we are not distracted with the wrong kind of things. Your post was definitely on point, Tiffany, and I can say it was touching for me. Really inspiring!

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  2. Just follow your heart dear lady, love comes in many shapes and sizes but if it is labelled it will hold us there. Not that there is any fault in that as it has much to show us in those many places. But what many never realise until much, much later in life is, it is not until we truly love ourselves that love truly blossoms and becomes way beyond what they think love is ‘out there’ 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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