Being single when I turned thirty bordered on an identity crisis, for me. Now, as I stare down the barrel of my fortieth birthday, I have a new-found outlook on life and singleness. God has shown me through His word that I was looking at my life wrong. I had allowed myself to feel rejected by men as a whole because I was not only unmarried, but wasn’t garnering any interest from the opposite sex. God showed me that in reality, I had been chosen by Him before the foundation of the earth was laid (Romans 8:29). The cup that I was seeing as half empty was actually overflowing with blessing. It isn’t always easy to keep a God-centered, eternal perspective, but I am committed staying in the Word and following after God in faith. I want to live out 1 Corinthians 7:34-35 by being “anxious about the things of the Lord, how to be holy in body and spirit” and striving for “undivided devotion to the Lord.” I want single women to know that God’s Word is for them, too. You can be single and still find joy, even in the midst of life’s disappointments.
I have wanted to be a writer since childhood, but God sent me on a few detours. I had a lot to learn, after all. Dreams of writing novels have been replaced with a desire to teach and share God’s Word. My hope and prayer for this blog is that my lessons and observations will lead people to Scripture and a deeper relationship with the Lord. May I not seek any glory or success for myself in this endeavor, but I pray that God will be in this and glorified by this.