Singleness and Spidey

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Singleness and Spidey

By McKenzi Matsick

Have you watched the Spiderman movies with Tom Holland? If so, have you ever noticed that even though Peter Parker longs to be in a relationship and is interested in dating MJ, that he still has fun, lives life to the fullest, and doesn’t let his relationship status get in his way? 

If there is anything that I have taken away from those two incredible movies that are out with Tom, the surrounding circumstances of his singleness are definitely one of those. 

I dated someone for a little over a year, and I can say that even though I’m single again and even though I’m just merely waiting for that next season of my life to open up relationship-wise, I haven’t let not having a boyfriend get in my way. 

In fact, as soon as my relationship ended, God opened the doors for me to move to a place I had felt called to move to for 2-3 years. From there, you could say my life hasn’t slowed down. Though I’m still new to this chapter of my life that I have lived in for 7 months, I am deep into learning, meeting people, networking, and so much more. I am happy, excited, and in one of the best positions in life than I have been in for a long time. 

Peter Parker didn’t let singleness slow him down either. In fact, he was considered the “Friendly Neighborhood Spiderman” and protected so many people from danger’s way – including MJ’s. From swinging building to building, getting confused over and over by Mysterio, and nearly dying from some of his enemy’s worst tactics, he had his fair share of trouble and harm, but the grind still didn’t ever stop. 

By the time we get to the end of the second movie, we see that Peter got the girl that he wanted, and once again used his gifts and abilities even with her by going on a “date,” hanging on by a web. 

Waiting seasons prepare us for what God has in store ahead. They aren’t stagnant periods of life that have no purpose, but rather, they are times in life where we learn, grow, and become the person God ultimately needs us to be for the other person He is going to put in our lives. 

If we don’t have that perspective, we will become very depressed, which will only hold us back from pressing forward – inching closer and closer to that day when we do enter into a relationship with someone. 

Had I not been in a relationship prior, I wouldn’t have grown and learned from it. If the relationship wouldn’t have ended, I don’t know if God would’ve opened the doors the way He did for me to move to Nashville. And, if I weren’t in Nashville learning and growing like I am, I don’t know how God would be preparing me for that next (and hopefully last) person He’ll place in my life that I can be with forever. 

I’ll leave you with this verse:

“Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait I say, on the LORD.” 

– Psalm 27:14 (KJV)

In the waiting, our hearts are strengthened. So, wait on the LORD.