So what can you do to combat that stigma that surrounds singleness, especially in the church?
Marriage is not inherently more valuable to God than singleness. You can be married or you can be single and either way God loves you and has created a way for you to just be you.
While the “why” behind God’s will and His plan may always burden our single minds, the truth is that we may never fully understand why God has put us in the season of life that we’re in, this side of heaven. The other thing to remember, though, is that the “what” is just as important for us to think about.
We have to allow God to lovingly pick us up from our low place on the floor, dust us off, and breathe His love into us once again because without God, we can’t ever feel real contentment or true happiness.
Relationships determine the direction and quality of our lives. “Be very careful, then, how you live- not as unwise, but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.” ~ Ephesians 5:15-17 Going into a new year always seems … Continue reading Find Your New Path
Matthew 10:29-31 “Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.”
In those moments (when I feel inadequate, self conscious, and unworthy) all of my insecurities about being single rush to the surface and I’m overwhelmed by emotions tied to my dwindling hope of a brighter future. Those are the moments when I need to remember to seek the truth in God’s word, rather than listening to the lies of the world.
We are all God's beloved children, so we can all rest secure, knowing that he is our protector, our hope, and the truest of true love. You know, the kind of true love that we all dream about. Forget Prince Charming, I'll take Jesus!
So, moment of transparency, dear friends. I've been emotionally exhausted with the state of the world lately, and truthfully, have not had the emotional or mental energy to devote to writing a blog post. For today, I'm going to merely leave you with the lyrics of my go-to song when I need hope that at … Continue reading Hope
Photo by pixaby Pride is one of the strongest qualities that makes us human. It is essentially what ripped us from the arms of God in the first place. Isaiah describes pride as trying to raise ourselves above God or make ourselves like God and in Genesis 3:2-6 we see Eve being deceived by the enemy … Continue reading Proud