It’s noteworthy that I don’t like to talk about my own story here—you know, the one about being 36 and single. Especially since my first book for single women is now 70% complete. The book feels genuine. It’s about the journey God designed for me. How I’ve learned to find my value in his eyes and see myself as he sees me. It’s about how single women can learn to believe the truth and reject the lies.
Blogging about being single, however, is not one of my favorite things to do. At writers’ conferences, they tell me to build a platform—to build a following of single women. But I don’t want to be known as the single, Christian girl who blogs about dating. Sure, I have hilarious dating stories. That’s what happens when you’ve been dating for the past 20 years.
The problem is . . . I don’t like labels. My marital status doesn’t define who I am. Married or single, we’re all waiting on something. God chose a unique journey for each of us. We’re all tempted to believe lies every day. Ultimately, each of us must decide whether we’re going to fully trust God or place our faith in something (or someone) else.
Regardless of my marital status, each day I make a choice.
Today, I choose Truth:
I am valuable to God.
There is nothing wrong with me.
I am a beautiful woman made in God’s image.
My past can be forgiven. My mistakes will be redeemed.
God will not forget about me.
God is faithful, good, sovereign, and He loves me more than I can ever imagine.
What will you choose to believe?
The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him;
it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.
Lamentations 3:25-36 (NIV)
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