8 Quotes for the Single Man

May 2021

“Consistency compounds.” – John Maxwell

Having an abundant number of small habits in your life is a good thing, but often doing these small things with integrity may seem pointless. Overtime the consistency you show will compound into something greater. Don’t underestimate your small habits.

“Disciplined use of the time everybody wastes can give you the edge.” – Dan Kennedy

We all know someone who is not using their season of singleness well. Imagine the residual benefits you will reap as you plant good seeds now by discipling yourself in this season of singleness. You can have the edge! 

“It is always better to run to something, than to run from something.” – John Maxwell

During this time in your life, it can feel like you are running from many different things – breakups, bad friends, or your old habits, but just avoiding these things often isn’t enough. When you discover something better – new habits, new friends, new goals, you’ll naturally want to leave the old ways in the dust.  

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain

This time in your life gives you the chance to refine and discover what your purpose is. You have a unique set of talents, gifts, and passions and it’s important you use them in order to fulfill the assignment you have on earth. How are you operating in your strengths?

Sometimes, the smallest acts of obedience and trust lead to the biggest results, the biggest blessings, and the biggest miracles.” – Craig Groechel 

In our culture, it’s easy to get caught in the hype of needing a big breakthrough or dramatic experience to give you progress you want, but it’s often through small steps of obedience where we find such things. How are you being obedient with the decisions you have in front of you today?

“It’s hard to improve when you have no one but yourself to follow.” – John Maxwell

You need others in your life in order to continue becoming a better version of yourself. Who you surround yourself with matters and you have an incredible opportunity to handpick who is in your circle.

“We can’t fix what we won’t take the time to understand.” – Bob Goff

In a fast-paced world, many of us want quick fixes to the struggles and pains we have in our life. But avoiding the hard work of discovering and understanding the root of our sins and the origin of our hurts will only make things worse in the long run. Make sure you have people in your corner helping you dig up your most complex areas in life.

“If you try to build intimacy with another person before you have gotten whole on your own, all your relationships become an attempt to complete yourself.”  Dr. Les Parrott

Singleness offers you an opportunity to dig into you past and find freedom from what has been holding you back. Avoiding this can cause you to put too great of expectations on your wife down the road. Make sure you are becoming the right person during singleness instead of looking for someone to complete you.


Sam McManus is a current seminary student who is passionate about helping men pursue what matters most. As a single guy serving other single guys, Sam enjoys speaking to men’s struggles through his book, articles, and online course. He now lives in Louisville, Kentucky where the Lord continues to use his season of singleness as a platform.

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