I am wholeheartedly a Friends fan and I watch reruns anytime I can! I love the show, have been an enthusiast since the very beginning and cried like a baby on the series finale! I felt like I was losing my friends! Of course, everyone has their favorite character on the show and mine is Rachel Green. I love everything about her; her look, her style, just everything! But it was Monica who that had so many endearing qualities that were only magnified by her OCD tendencies. It’s what made her a great friend. She found joy in cleaning not only her apartment, but others as well! Something that I’ll never be able to identify with. In one particular episode we were able to get a glimpse into what sparked that quirkiness by seeing some of her inner struggles she faced with her parents. I forget exactly the circumstances, but apparently Monica made some kind of mistake that provoked her parents to ask, “Did you pull a Monica?” which really meant, “Did you mess up or do something really stupid?” That really irritated Monica, as it would anyone who had been forced to endure the same question since childhood. It definitely didn’t offer any encouragement to say the least!
But as in all thirty-minute sitcoms, all was resolved quickly when Phoebe was able to change Monica’s perspective by showing her how “pulling a Monica” could be positive phrase instead of negative one. Phoebe told her one day when people won a Nobel Peace Prize people would say they “pulled a Monica” because what they did was so good. Phoebe was able to take a phrase that was meant to be negative and turn it into one that became encouraging and sought after!
I think that’s how a lot of single women feel when they hear the phrase “living single.” It has become a negative phrase in certain circles that no one wants to any association with. Well, I beg to differ and dare to show you how living single is a lifestyle that every single woman should feel proud of and embrace. Being single offers us the opportunity to unselfishly be selfish by focusing on our dreams and goals without interruption. “Living single” means that we are brave, confident women who dare to take life by its reigns courageously embracing all that it has to offer. Single life is a life that should be lived in the limelight, shining brightly as our successes and failures lead those around us to become the women we were created to be. As single women, we are the envy of other women when we’re able to take a little longer shopping at the mall, have a girl’s night out without permission, or simply sit in our jammies all day sipping coffee and reading a book while the dishes sit in the sink. “Living single” has the perks that “Living double” does not.
So now when we hear that someone is “living single,” we’ll all know that person has the opportunity to pursue their dreams with passion and gusto without interruption. The world will know without a doubt that you, as a single woman, have a life that is yours completely and is only concerned about the affairs of her Father. What an amazing privilege that is to have! So single ladies, “pull a Monica” and embrace the phrase "living single" as one that has worth, destiny, envy and privilege. “Live single” with your head held high!
I Corinthians 7:32
I want you to live as free of complications as possible. When you’re unmarried, you’re free to concentrate on simply pleasing the Master.
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Now, While You Are Single
Walking Out Your Purpose Before You Say “I Do”
Now, While You Are Single is a practical guide to help women discover and embrace their true identity in Christ through a journey of healing, ultimately revealing God's purpose and plan for their life while they are single.