Eugene Cho

theology of singlehood part 3

In one of my recent sermons, I answer the question, “What do you do when you’re not called to be single but can’t find anyone? What do you do?”

“In the third part of his Theology of Singlehood series, Pastor Eugene speaks to those who are single but do not feel called to be. With sensitivity and empathy, he exhorts them to wait with faith and to resist the pull towards hopelessness and cynicism. In addition, he offers up a number of active steps that singles can practice as they wait in faith.”

Some encouragements:

  • Be patient. Don’t compromise your values. Don’t distort your selfishness.
  • Wait for the LORD; be strong, and take heart, and wait for the LORD (Psalm 27:14).
  • Even in waiting – Be active.
    • Pray
    • Work on yourself, be your BEST self, grow in GRACE, – 1 Timothy
    • Be engaged in friendship and community
    • Have healthy same-gendered friendships.
    • Have healthy cross-gendered friendships.
    • Pursue your other passions as well. Be well rounded.
  • Having Faith & Trust = not doing nothing. Be in healthy places and relationships.
    • Be in vibrant places.
    • Be in healthy communities.
    • Be in life giving friendships.
    • It’s okay to be engaged in social media. Match:Com, E-Harmony, Cho-Harmony
    • Ask friends that you trust.

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I like. The secret to being grateful is no secret. You choose to be grateful. Then you do it again and again. Every day. If you forget, start again. Back to fishing...I mean, umm...back to writing a book. There's no such thing as a self-made person. Someone believed, encouraged, and invested in you. Be grateful and be that someone for others.

Taking a break from the partner in ministry in Denver at Cherry Hills Church and at the CRU staff conference. It was such a gift to be able to encourage a handful of folks one-to-one, a small group of Asian-American leaders from EPIC, and the larger group of 5000 staff during one of the sessions.

I've been personally blessed, challenged, encouraged, exhorted, and convicted by so many who have poured into my life - friends, acquaintances, and even strangers - and I hope to do that for others as I seek to be faithful to Christ.

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Invest. Pray. Plant. Water. Nurture. Repeat. God sees and knows us. In fact, God knows everything about us.

Not just the good we try so hard to project but even the mess we often seek to hide.

Let this soak in: Not only are we fully known but in Christ, we are fully pursued and loved.

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