Water Your Grass
In my last post, I told you to water your own grass. This post is all about FOSO but before we get to it, many of you think the grass is greener on the other side. It’s not! If you water your grass, it will be green too. Try it!
Better On The Other Side
Single people definitely need to water their own grass. You need to stop thinking life is better on the other side of marriage. What if you never marry? Even if you do marry, what makes you think life will be better? Based on what I see, hear and know, life gets really complicated when you marry simply because you now have a whole other person to deal with and consider.
The title of this post came about after listening to an interesting sermon about singleness. I had never heard of FOSO and I’m sure you haven’t either. Have you? We’re all familiar with FOMO; Fear Of Missing Out. FOSO is Fear Of Squandering Opportunity. I LOVE that!
Opportunities And Freedom
Are you squandering opportunity in your single life? In the pursuit of romantic love, I believe many of you are squandering opportunities. From the beginning of time when I started writing about living single, I talked forever and a day until I sounded like a scratched record about taking advantage of the opportunities and the freedoms that come with living single.
Adventure With Jesus
For example, I live in a city that’s not my cup of tea. As soon as I have peace about where to move, I’m out and I don’t have to check in or confirm this with anyone. The stuff I don’t want is going on Offer Up, then I’m calling the moving company to pack up my luxurious bed and the other items I do want and I’m buying an airline ticket to my new destination.
At this place in your life, you have the opportunity to do a host of things and I’m not talking about living a reckless life devoid of responsibility. Instead, I’m talking about really leaning into your relationship with God to find out what he created you to do, be, and have.
Make A Difference
Why are you here on this earth? You’re not here to simply breathe and take up space. You have work to do. There’s a purpose for your life. God created you with gifts, talents, and abilities to use in a capacity that will make a difference in this world. I know what my gifts, talents, and abilities are. Do you? I know the call God has on my life, do you?
In addition to finding out your gifts, talents, and abilities, how about unloading some of your baggage especially if you want to marry someday. That would be a great gift to your future spouse don’t ya think?
As I mentioned here, counseling and therapy are a gift from God himself. While God is the only person who can heal our broken hearts, a good counselor and or therapist can help us uncover those places that need healing.
Path To Healing
Within the last four years, life dealt me some hard blows that sent me right to the office of a great Christian counselor. Not only did she set me on the path to healing, she also walked me through a faith-based assessment that identified my personality type. Having this information is helpful to me as I use my gifts, talents, and abilities and walk out the call on my life.
There is much to do with your single life besides desperately seeking romantic love and going in and out of relationships. As I said here, the more you go in and out of relationships, the more damaged you become.
And that is why I absolutely love what R&B singer Keri Hilson says when she explains why she’s single. She says, “I’m single by choice. I believe in reflecting, growing, & healing in between relationships. I don’t Tarzan swing from vine to vine out of fear, loneliness, ego, or validation cuz I truly enjoy my life by myself, too. I’m not waiting or looking. The right one will find me when it’s time. I’m just focused on being the best human I can be. #truestory ❤️”
Keri has the right idea. After a string of bad relationships, she’s made the wise choice to step away from dating and not squander any more of her time in relationships that don’t lead to her desired end.
It’s what I’ve been preaching and teaching from day one. Don’t Tarzan swing from one relationship to the next. Instead, focus on being the best human being God created you to be and get you some FOSO. While FOMO wreaks havoc on our lives, FOSO is actually a good fear that will inspire you to use your time wisely.
Something to think about…
What say you? Is this your first time hearing about FOSO? What do you think about FOSO?
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