Dear Single Season,
I don't know how long you'll be here but I am glad that you are. Thank you for your faithfulness towards me. I have learned to love and embrace you everyday I am blessed to breathe!You are definitely worth this journey. I am learning more and more each day. I am learning to take advantage of the time I have with you for every area of my life. Spiritually, Mentally, Emotionally,Physically and Financially... and Socially...this is about Wholeness and Completeness in this season.
Spiritually, I am learning that submission to God makes way for a smooth transition into being able to submit to a husband...if I am able to trust and follow a man whom I cannot see, surely it shouldn't be hard to submit to the one whom I plan on seeing the rest of my life.
Mentally, it has become imperative for me to keep my mind clear and focused on whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.(Philippians 4:8 NKJV) I have realized that my peace comes from within, and it all begins with my perspective and how I "see" life.
Emotionally, my have we come a long way!I am happy for the growth! I have learned and will continue to learn how to properly keep these in tact. Yes it is true that "emotions" make you cry sometimes, but I have also learned that there is a time to speak and a time to be silent. This tongue of mine has it's own little voice, and some days it can speak louder and clearer than I intend, but I have learned how to hold it when necessary! I believe that this will be a life long learning experience with continued growth.
Physically, you know all I can do is smile as I write this part. I can say that I am proud to have kept you set-apart and pure! I have always loved sports, most of all running...although my dad was a track coach for a while, track-n-field was one sport I really loved and still do. There is something about running in your own lane! There is a joy you get passing the baton and crossing the finish line...making it to the end. Aside from all that, I would just like to say, we have improved in this area and I know that in the new year we will GROW in this area. I do ask your forgiveness for all the times I didn't take care of you and treat you right, but it is a promise that I will in the new years of my life to come! I must take care of this temple! It must be acceptable! (Romans 12:1 NKJV)
Financially...well one thing is for sure, I am a cheerful giver and I am able to walk in any of my favorite stores and walk out empty handed. We have much to learn and room to grow in this area as well.I am learning how to save, give, and say NO. Saying no to others and myself is key in this season. Also, knowing how to invest in the right things as well...and importantly, it is better to buy groceries and cook than eating fast food all week.
Socially, this season has called for authentic relationships that are honest and purposeful. One thing is for sure, iron sharpens iron, and two are better than one. I'll expand on that in a later post. I am thrilled to say that there are many people that I have not met that I am looking forward to meeting. People that will aide and help me in this season, people that are heaven sent. I would like to briefly say that I am glad for the strength to let people go that have been dead weight...whether they have voluntarily moved out the way or I have walked away. Lastly, I am thankful for my family, friends near and far, and mentors.
I realize that no other being can complete me, I must be whole before my life in intertwined with another or else I would be miserable and make theirs just as despondent.
I find myself smiling w/out the prompting of another...I find myself laughing w/out comedy from another...I've learned how to entertain and enjoy the company of me! I have taken myself out to eat...I have went shopping...to the movies...I have enjoyed life! However, every moment with you has not been sweet...rather its been sweet and sour. I've had moments, days, and nights where I wanted you to go away. There were a few who "looked" better and sounded better than you...but quickly you reassured me of the benefits of being with you! I would rather be with you however long it takes than lose you to someone for my own sake.
Single Season, there is so much to write about you, that is how much you mean to me. I know I could go on and on, but I also know that one day our time will end. When it does come to an end, I will not forget you, I will always remember you and recall everything I have learned to help me in the new season that will come.
This time will end and I sure of it, but I will enjoy you while you are here!