Ashley from Overcome The Lie contacted me about being part of the blog tour she is doing. I could not believe she wanted my little blog to participate! I am so excited to be part of the tour and getting to meet so many new people. So to all of you who may be stopping by from the tour: welcome! I hope you enjoy what you read and stay and follow along!
Overcome The Lie is a "social media movement + we exist to empower a generation of women to overcome the lie because Jesus overcame the grave. We want to encourage women, giving them the resources + opportunity to walk free of the lies, using the authority that Jesus hands them." I love everything what Ashely and her movement stand for. Showing others how Jesus forgives and what we can overcome because of him? What could be better?!
Ashley has given me complete freedom to write about anything on my heart. I prayed a lot about what I wanted to share. I wanted it to be not only something that Jesus has shown me in my life, but also something that could be tangible in other women's lives. And just as He always does, Jesus provided the perfect topic for me to write about.
If you have been around here then you may have already read my post about my sister setting me up. Oh how fun that one was...not! Even before that lovely evening, I had decided I was going to write about being single and how it was the right thing for my life right now. And then that night happened and I just KNEW I had to share my heart.
I have had like half a boy friend in my twenty two years. Yes half of one. I say that because it was long distance and we talked for like 9 months then went on one date and I was done. So does that even count as a boyfriend? Also he was the only guy I have ever kissed. That all happened two years ago.
Since then I have been single. Very single. There have been times when all of my friends had boyfriends and I wished for one. I wanted someone to spend my Friday nights with, someone I could talk to, someone who wanted to be around me. But that has not happened.
Society tells us that we are nothing without a boyfriend. We need that person to define who we are. I mean how many times are you asked "do you have a boyfriend?" I swear everytime I see an old family friend or meet someone they ask me that. And honestly it's getting old. What does is matter if I am dating anyone or not? That has nothing to do with who I am.
Jesus calls us to have one person we have our identity in. And that is Him and Him alone. He is the only man I want to define me. I desire to be the person He has called me to be, not what the world may think I should be.
And if thag means I need to be single right now in order to be the person he wants me to be, then ok. I can live with that. I have come to terms with the fact that I am single. I have accepted it and even embraced it. Yes there are still times when I desire to have someone in my life. But I know I am following the path God has given me.
For all you out there who are single and wondering when in the world you will ever find the man for you, I encourage you to take a look at your life and see if that is what you really need to be focusing on. For all you know God has a plan for you to be single for now too. There is still hope out there for me to find someone, but for now I am happy and single. And I hope you all will be too!!