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Status: Single ~ Heart: Taken

Every girl dreams of the day that she gets to walk into a room and show off a glittering ring. Not just any ring, but a diamond ring. Amidst the oohs and ahhs, there is a feeling of change, because this is not just another a girl wearing a ring… this ring says something to the world about this girl. She has been loved, chosen, set apart, taken. She is no longer available to all other men. She is reserved for the love and companionship of one man for the rest of her life.

Every last one of us wants to find that one man who will choose us and set us apart from all other women to be completely his. For some of us it has happened, for others of us, it has not. Either way, I’m going to tell you that, man or no man, you have been set apart- Chosen by God- put on reserve for his love and the love he has planned for you.

But now, this is what the LORD says— he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. Isaiah 43:1

The LORD has appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved you with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn you. Jeremiah 31:3

{I know you are thinking, “yeah, yeah, this is just something single girls tell themselves so they don’t feel so bad about being alone.}

Girls, if God has saved you, He has chosen you and set you apart. You are his treasure, and he will always take care of you no matter what. WHY are you so worried about your love life when the God of the universe has promised to meet all your needs? He has promised to give good gifts to his children. He has promised to bless those that wait on Him. He has promised to always go above and beyond what we can imagine when we do things his way. ALWAYS.

For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him. Isaiah 64:4

How could we think our God would do anything less?

Stop listening to your friends, stop listening to the world, stop listening to YOURSELF! And start listening to the promises of our great God. He absolutely loves you so very much and He knows exactly everything that you need today and tomorrow and has promised to give it to you.

My God doesn’t break promises.

Let Him be all that you need. Fall so in love with Jesus Christ that you proclaim with a happy heart that He is all you really need. You were created for him, and there is nothing in this life that you are required to accomplish other than what He Himself lays before you. He completes you.

The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. Zephaniah 3:17

God is your other half.

I can not tell you the freedom came when I realized that God is my other half…. and not just until someone better comes along. It is not about getting what we want out of God, It is about being completely His. You were created to bring Him pleasure with your fellowship, with your singing, with your beauty, with your praise, with your love. So many of us are searching for that person here on earth. We are waiting for a somebody to come along and fill the void. We look for a completer piece to an emptiness in our hearts that was meant for God alone to fill, and until we discover this, we will not be whole, relationship or not.

He is the One for you. He is our true love, our fulfillment, and our joy.

Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God. 1 John 3:1a

And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power. Colossians 2:10

I beg of you to realize that YOU are worth the wait. You are worth waiting on God to place a man in your life who will love you like Jesus does. He won’t be perfect that’s for sure, but neither are you. He will love God though, and He will strive to be all that God wants Him to be as a man of God. He will recognize his flaws and strive to be better everyday. He will challenge you to grow as an individual and as a godly example of a marriage that is a delight to the eyes of our Lord. Oh girls, don’t settle for some man who doesn’t know the first thing about putting God first. Don’t settle for some selfish guy who is “christian” in name only. I know they are few and far between, but open your eyes and look for the men who will be true. True to God and true to you. God has set them apart for us. It is our job to wait for them, look for them, and see them when they come along. They are looking for us…. let us be striving to be the women that God wants us to be so that we can be virtuous wives to be proud of.

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I am in love with a boy I’ve never met. And although I don’t know every quirk about his personality or even what he looks like, I do know what his heart looks like. Its beautiful, loving, giving, and pure. He is so tall that when he is on his knees, he reaches all the way to heaven. He is big enough to be gentle and great enough to be thoughtful. His shoulders are broad enough to bear the burden of a family. His lips are strong enough to smile and firm enough to say “no.” His love is so deep that it takes its stand in Christ and so wide that it takes the whole lost world in. This boy, although he is not perfect, strives to love selflessly and unconditionally. He inspires others, and he inspires me to be better every day, not so that I can earn his love, but so that when we meet… I will be the girl that he is already in love with. I know there is no perfect person, but I believe in a God who is able to do abundantly above all that we ask or think, and I’m in love with HIM too. He LOVES to give good gifts to His children and blesses those who wait for Him, and I will not settle for someone whose heart is not fully in God’s hands, or does not strive to be like Jesus every day. So, until we meet, I am in love with Jesus and my heart belongs to HIM ….. and this boy I’ve never met.