Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” Genesis 2v18
Am I the only one not in agreement with this independent woman malarky? Sorry Beyonce but I need partnership. Even with past failed relationships I would still choose love. How can one be fruitful alone? Don’t get me wrong I’m all for being treated right and not doting on a man 24/7, and of course I am pursuing my own dreams and goals. However is this independent hype just a cover up for loneliness? Answer this question (Honestly!) would you rather be alone on a desert island or stuck on a desert island with someone you dislike? I think I’d choose the latter simply because two is better than one. Our purpose is to be fruitful and multiply, and we achieve this through relationship, this can simply be seen in nature (even the bees need flowers for pollen). The scripture above was what God said after bringing all the animals to Adam to be named by him. Some people say that God was bringing the animals to him so that he could chose a helper, I believe he was showing Adam that the animals come in pairs so that they can produce after their own kind. As he saw that the beast of the field whom he had dominion over came as a pair, he probably wondered ‘Why am I single’? So God then proceeded to make Eve.
So when people say ‘you don’t need a partner’ I have to ignore them because it was Gods design from the very beginning. Man has everything he needs within him including a partner (because the woman was taken out of man). From that moment like a Russian doll everything produces after its own kind, humans as well as animals and the cycle continues. One of the first things God said to mankind was “Be fruitful, and multiply, replenish the earth and subdue it” (Gen 1v28). In other words fill the earth, God loves abundance, desolation is an abomination! Man was not made to be alone and the earth is not here to be empty. If you are truly happy being single, then by all means continue to be happy, but for those of you who battle with the idea of being alone, know that it is not Gods plan nor is it his will. We should be promoting unity and not independence.
The following is a poem from my book Pieces of Me, please feel free to comment below on what your thoughts are about the poem and my thoughts above.