Sunday, July 17, 2005
Service, Preparation, and Singleness
Ah, the seasons of life. At present, I am blessed to be in my season of singleness...it's one of those weird blessings...I guess, I wanted to post this because I'm preparing to speak with some middle school and high school girls about purity and dating...I want them to understand that dating does not have to be the way it is. Our society has a warped view of love that makes it hard to fully pursue God. So, I'm sitting here, in my season of singleness serving the Lord through this girls' group and trying to learn as much as I can about His commands. Sure, it sounds good, but don't think it's easy...I mean, I'm as excited as anyone about the idea of getting married one day, but I have a lot to do before I get there! I have a lot of growing to do...a lot of maturing...I want to find a new church family to help me do this, but even that will take work...I need to grow in my understanding of the Bible. Lately, I've been thinking about whether or not I'll be a good wife and mother. I've been thinking about the areas I need to grow in to best serve my [future] family. I mean, one day, I'm going to have to care for my household. Can I handle that? I'm going to need to learn to cook a wider variety of foods...yummy and nutritious foods...I can do laundry, easily...and I can clean up the house like nobody's business...but I'm going to need to work on the cooking. I may need to look into structuring my time better. But I think the faith stuff is my highest priority, at present. I want to grow into the kind of woman a Christian man deserves to have for a wife. I've got some work to do...quite a bit, actually...I know I've said that before, but that doesn't make it any less true. I wonder, if any of you reading this are married women, could you possibly give me some advice? What all do I really need to do to prepare to [hopefully] get married some day? I have some ideas, but I'm curious to see what you all have to say...One day, I'll get there, but 'til then I'll just be a single girl growing in her faith and seeking to serve, hoping and praying that God will grant her heart peace and strength as she goes about her tasks.