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Table of Contents
1. Sufficient Grace
2. Singleness is not a
3. Societal Pressure
4. Age Is Only a Number
5. Being Single Does
Not Mean Loneliness
6. Healthy Self Esteem
7. Renounce Comparison
8. Waiting on God for a
10. Role of Single Person in
11. Singleness and
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like to give honor to God for the gift He has put in me, allowing me
to be His instrument to bring encouragement to fellow believers so
that we can run this race of faith with excellence as we pursue to
reach the goal.
also like to thank my family for being my great support and giving me
space to pursue my vision.
also like to appreciate my spiritual coach, an apostle of Jesus
Christ, that God has placed in my life, and all the fivefold
ministers globally that have contributed towards my spiritual growth.
write this book I am at a stage where I am approaching my fortieth
birthday and have never been married. I write from a point of view of
what I have experienced in my walk of faith, as well as my
observation and conversations with other single people. Some are
single by choice whereas some are single due to circumstances. As
such my classification of a single person is any person who has never
been married, or a divorced person, or a person who has lost a spouse
and never remarried. I acknowledge that even this category is
diverse, for example some have never been married but have children
whereas some don’t have children, the same with divorcees and the
widowed. I therefore sincerely implore that the content be read with
I am of
the opinion that one of the things that makes being single a
challenge is lack of closure. For instance if you grew up without a
father being present in your life you are able to get to a point of
closure because you come to the realization that you can’t undo the
past or turn the clock backwards. Or in cases where you have lost a
loved one you are able to heal and have a sense of closure. Whereas
with being single (for those who desire to get married) the best you
can do is hope and believe that God will grant you the desire of your
heart, it is a continuous journey.
Chapter 1: Sufficient Grace
journey of exploring life as a single person, let us do so by firstly
broaching the subject of grace. It is of importance to take
cognizance that as believers we live every aspect of our lives
through the grace of God, as it is written in Acts 17:28
“For in Him we
live and move and have our being”.
Christ also emphasized this principle in John 15:5 when He said
“I am the vine,
you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much
fruit, for without Me you can do nothing”.
is a special grace that indwells every believer because God has
designed it to be like that. John 1:16 says
“And of His
fullness we have all received, and grace for grace.”
this grace that God gives to us is not ‘some grace’ but ‘all
grace’. 2 Corinthians 9:8 says
“God is able to
make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all
sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work”
What is God’s grace?
favour, divine favour bestowed on undeserving people.
power to help us.
love in action towards people.