Happy New year good people! I know it’s the 29th day of the year but hey…those of you who are like me, want to hang on to the newness for as long as we can. I am a sucker for clean slates and crispy new pages.I hope your year is off to a great start. If it isn’t, there is no need to fret. You’ve got 336 days left. The possibilities are endless!
My heart is so full this morning. I am back to work from a two month leave which was super refreshing! Ok…at this point I feel like I am at the brink of writing that composition “What I did in my December Holidays.” Ha! I really am thankful though ,for the time I got to spend at home and all the travelling I got to do! I bonded with my family and got to re-connect with many of my friends. Also, I started a business. I never ever deemed myself entrepreneurial but I guess I would never have found out if I never tried. It’s so fun; I love selling! This made me think of all the unexplored things we are. Imagine if Michael Angelo never sculpted or if our very own Lupita Nyong’o never gave performance a try. Man! I am deeply inspired by her. Made me resolve to try out as many things as I can. You just never know!
My heart is full also because I have seen many prayers I have made answered in ways I never thought possible. Our God is so faithful. I have seen healing and restoration where there was emotional and physical infirmity in the lives of those around me. I have seen growth in wisdom and stature. I have seen opportunities explored, burdens cast down and freedom stepped into….
Still, there are areas that I would love to see better progress this year. Among these are first, on a personal place, to finish writing the book (devotional for teen girls) I began last year and develop my mentorship program a little more. I am trusting God to use “Gems for Girls ” which he placed on my heart last year and for growth in leaps and bounds.
On the public front, I really desire that every single person be content with this season of their life. Especially us ladies. We have made an idol out of marriage/having a man and I think it is growing by the day. I know this seems “out of the blue” but the level of discontentment among single women is so alarming. It has been the butt of many, many jokes, which though hilarious, point to a deep seated issue.
My friend and I were wondering out loud when exactly it became so urgent for women to settle down. (we have wondered too many times :P). The pressure, both inward and outward is crazy. It is true that the number one need of every woman is affection but is it so bad that it leads to ugly desperation and making wrong choices? None of us is immune to discontentment but when it creeps in, the decision to feed it or starve it, remains our own. This recent, tiny-bit-cheesy movie, that I loved very much, was a refreshing story of single and searching with an obvious happy ending. So much eyecandy going on and I love Paula Patton’s role. She’s so sweet! 🙂
If you are single and have been for a while, you’ve probably heard the words “waiting”, “patience”, “timing” too many times. What I think/have found useful is shifting your mind from this as a focus. Do not let it consume you. I have come to a place where I am convinced that some things are sweeter when they come slower. 🙂 It just is what it is!
social media is glucose for discontentment.
If you find yourself overcome by a sense of urgency concerning this, make a deliberate choice to focus on the Lord and build a strong relationship with him now- if only because you have the priceless gift of time! Explore your world! Explore your limits! Build lasting friendships. You may have only 2 years left before you start a journey toward “till death do us part.” Maybe a couple of months now or even just a week! Maximize on this precious chance. Give yourself passionately to everything on your lap right now. Again, it’s only a matter of time.
Watch: Dr. Myles Munroe- Singleness
“Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth.”
1 Timothy 6:6