Whether you are 25, 40, or 65, living as a single can be a challenge. Today I am talking with Debra Sheppard. Debra is a 56 year old single woman who has never been married. Having one son, Debra admits that she did not always do things God’s way but she has accepted that where she is, is right where God intends for her to be. 

Her acceptance has come over time and has not dismissed sexual urges, desires to be married or the presence of loneliness. But now knowing herself and knowing her God, Debra has learned how to combat those things. She has learned to be content by trusting that what God has for her is better and even sometimes different than what she wants.

Married or single, Debra has learned to value herself. Like Debra we have to choose to be believe what God says about us. The Bible tells us that we are fearfully and wonderfully made, that God formed our inward parts and that we are made in His image. Maybe this is why His love towards us is unending, maybe this is why He is always pursuing us.

Debra is convinced that even as she was living in disobedience, God was still pursuing her. But there came a point where she wanted to live the best life that she could and living the best life meant living in obedience.

It’s not easy. It takes time and there may be times where you fall but you have to be determined to get back up again, you have to believe it’s worth it. I hope that as you listen to my honest conversation with Debra, the transparency and truth shared will be encouraging to you. And if you know someone who needs to hear this chat, please share it!

Let’s Talk!

  • Do you or have you struggled with being single? If so, what has been the greatest challenge?
  • Married or single, what encouragement can you give to a single woman desiring to walk in obedience in her singleness?
  • What does living successfully as a single look like for you?
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Highlights for Today’s Episode:

  • Living a single life that is pleasing to God.
  • Filling your life up with things you enjoy
  • Choosing to believe what God say about you.

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