This post is completely dedicated to one of my besties, Rachel Reese! She is getting hitched this weekend and I couldn’t be happier that she has found her partner in crime, her best friend, the man of her dreams, and the love of her life! I wish her the best as she continues her commitment of lifelong love and friendship with Brock. I can’t wait to stand by her side and provide support and reassurance to the exchanging of their vows.
“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” Mark 10:7-9
Rachel, I wish you laughter in times of trouble, patience in times of stress, and guidance from God in times of doubt and worry.
And to my friends out there that are in waiting, be patient. God is working things out behind the scenes to bring you someone who will challenge you to be your best, love you for who you are right now, and to inspire you to believe in yourself. Until then, love yourself, go on adventures, and live your life to the fullest because that is what matters and love will come, all in good time.
Here is an article that a friend shared with me about debunking the Christian’s Myths on Singledom which I think will help bring peace and encouragement to those waiting for their better half. The article, “Singles Fellowship” is written by Paige Benton Brown. Click here to read the article.
Prior to Rachel meeting Brock and when Rachel and I were single, we made a commitment to use the single status time that God gave us to really focus on who we are as women. We utilized that undivided attention to figure out who we wanted to be, the areas of our faith that we wanted to grow in, and made decisions on what we wanted in life and a life partner. Looking back it was a really valuable time that I really appreciate sharing with Rachel. We were really honest with each other by sharing our fears and challenges and offered prayer and encouragement. I challenge you to do the same. If you’re single now and totally despise it, then turn it into a once in a lifetime opportunity to grow yourself into the person you want to really become instead of putting your energy into trying to the find the one you want to be with. Ultimately, regardless of relationship status, you being the best you is what matters.