Bravery. Big word.
Who in the world isn’t afraid of being unloved, being unwanted, or being rejected?
Have you ever thought of compromising for fear of being turned down — the great dilemma of manhood.
How about growing old alone — spinsterhood?
“A real Christian is an odd number because he empties himself in order to be full; admits he is wrong so he can be declared right; goes down in order to get up; is strongest when he is weakest; richest when he is poorest; and happiest when he feels the worst. He dies so he can live; forsakes in order to have; gives away so he can keep; sees the invisible, hears the inaudible, and knows that which passeth knowledge.” A.W. Tozer
Of Bravery and Brevity
Never believe that your value depreciates when you get older. You aren’t a commodity. Your heart condition matters more than skin-deep beauty. Christ-like character outshines the physical attributes (which could maraud boys’, not men’s attention).
While it’s true that there are risks in getting pregnant or having a baby at age 30 or beyond, don’t be rattled. Keep calm and pray. The Creator is also a Great Provider. Be at peace that He won’t let you wait in vain. No need to hurry.
The pursuit of the Lover (Jesus) who’s unconditional love restores and secures should be the top priority while waiting. Pursuing and chasing are men’s roles. Take time to scrutinize men who know and who would cherish your value and femininity.
You’re God’s Princess, Act Like One
“This love of which I speak is slow to lose patience – it looks for a way of being constructive.
Love is not possessive.
Love is not anxious to impress nor does it cherish inflated ideas of its own ideas.
Love has good manners and does not pursue selfish advantage.
Love is not touchy.
Love does not keep account of evil or gloat over the wickedness of other people. On the contrary, it is glad with all good men when truth prevails.
Love knows no limits to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything. It is, in fact, the one thing that stands when all else has fallen.”
― Elisabeth Elliot,
“Single life may be only a stage of a life’s journey, but even a stage is a gift. God may replace it with another gift, but the receiver accepts His gifts with thanksgiving. This gift for this day. The life of faith is lived one day at a time, and it has to be lived—not always looked forward to as though the “real” living were around the next corner. It is today for which we are responsible. God still owns tomorrow.”
© 2016 LAF