We’re not to be pitied. If we feel sorry for ourselves, others will feel sorry for us. If we recognize that we have a unique opportunity—the advantages of being able to serve the church, and if we’re filled with gratitude for this opportunity and season—then others will embrace that too.
What’s important is our outlook and our attitude—we can approach singleness positively if we recognize that our marital status is in God’s hands. He will change it when and if He chooses. We don’t have to worry about the statistics, we don’t have to worry about biological clocks—none of those things determine our life. It is God alone who determines these things. We are free to step out in our single state today, because it is completely in the Lord’s hands.