Hey readers! It has been way too long since I last posted, and one of my new year’s resolutions is to pick this blog back up, not only to try to encourage others but to remind myself about the importance of purity. Just to update you all, I just began a relationship with one of the most Godly men I have ever met. Until this point in my life, I haven’t ever dated someone who does so much to lift me up and encourage me to remain pure and strengthen my relationship with the Lord. It has been an adventure these past few months, and I have learned so much about myself and about the love that God shows to me every single moment of every single day. All I have to say to you if you are a young girl trying to find someone out there to stand beside you is this: DO NOT SETTLE. For a long time, I was convinced that there were no guys in the world that would meet all of my standards. I convinced myself that my standards were too high and that I needed to lower them so that I could experience a normal dating relationship like all of my friends. I settled and realized that settling with a guy that does not love the Lord will pull you down and away from God. After concluding that settling was not the right answer, I decided that God did not care about my love life. It was silly, but I was too stubborn and independent to ask God to put someone in my life to care about me and encourage me in a relationship. My exact thoughts were, “God doesn’t wanna hear me whine about my love life. Plus, He already should know the desires of my heart, so why should I bother asking Him?” Sometimes, God wants us to humble ourselves and ask Him to listen to the desires of our heart. Then, I discovered Psalm 37:4 which says,”Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” I realized right then that God wants to hear about our desires. We need to delight in Him, regardless of whether He answers our prayers or not. I finally broke through my stubbornness and prayed that I would take delight in God and that everything else would fall into place. I told God that I was honestly lonely and questioning His plan for my life, but that I trusted His timing. It was so humbling to know that God has a plan bigger than I could ever imagine.
This blog post is really encouraging about keeping your standards high and waiting for a man to love God more than He loves you, so that He can lift you up and be the spiritual leader for the relationship. It is easy to believe the lies of this society that God does not care about your relationships, but He is the very One who pursues you in a divine romance from the moment your cells started to grow in the womb. God wants to hear our desires of our heart. Try to delight in the Lord today instead of worrying about the plan for your life. God has it all under control!