We have the similar question: Is celibacy a gift according to 1 Corinthians 7:7?
I’m not asking if Celibacy is a gift, but my question is: Q: Does 1 Corinthians 7:7 mean God predestines some to be gifted with singleness & others with marriage against their will?
“Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own
wife, and let each woman have her own husband. For I wish that all men
were even as I myself.
But each one has his own gift from God, one in this manner and another
in that.” I Corinthians 7:2, 7 NKJV
Of course, we want to consider 1 Corinthians 7:1-40, but 1 Corinthians 7:7 makes it seem like God distributes marriage to whom He wills, any interpretative thoughts?
What if God doesn’t give one type of gift to one believer(marriage) and gives the other type of gift(singleness) to another believer?
If 1 Corinthians 7:7 can be interpreted this way then it would seem to imply a “predestination of who gets to be married via God’s sovereign gifting”.