The Final Stretch #TisTheSeason
I think the kids call this cuffing season?
As a result of whatever cuffs are in the air; I’ve been reminded that I’m fasting! My 366 day commitment has become my second nature and I almost forgot it was happening. Recently, I decided to check in with myself and realized I only have about 100 days left. Yay? Nah, not really.
January 25, 2016.
“…I’ve decided to commit to 366 days of singleness (it could be longer but we’ll start with 366). This doesn’t mean I get married on day 367, or I stop growing spiritually on day 368. It’s just a way for me to set clear boundaries (for myself) and commit to something BIG. Therefore, I’m fasting. I’m giving it all up. Not for anyone and definitely not to be praised, but for me. I’m ready for God and I’m SO ready to be elevated.”
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To my brothers and sisters;
If you’ve also decided to take time off for yourself and strengthen your relationship with God, continue to exercise patience. By this point you understand that there’s no need to rush into a romantic relationship because “God instituted marriage” (@datingwithgodliness). Continue to pray for an alignment of purpose with your future spouse – you do not want to miss what God has in store for you especially when it comes to “doing life” with someone. Yes, relationships are that important and deserve a couple radical prayers!
If you’ve been let down by someone you thought was the one, “The best is yet to come”; receive and believe that word. There are lessons to be learned from every friendship, relationship and interaction.
To those that may be nearing the end of their fast like myself: Remember, as you re-open your heart to relationships; DO NOT SKIP STEPS.
People like us get excited over every man of God that walks by. We begin to claim them before consulting our Father in heaven that has all the answers. Slow down sissy, slow down. Don’t get too excited now. For me, over-excitement/instant infatuation is a red flag.
Take a step back and ask Abba, “what do you think about xyz?”
Your relationship with God is the most important relationship you’ll ever have.
Continue to work on yourself even when your fast is done. Fasting is about intentionality; the lessons you’ve learned and good habits you’ve developed shouldn’t go out the door thereafter. You’re becoming a better version of yourself so don’t go back on your words and promises.
Resist temptation. This season will cause a serious epidemic of “sliding in dm’s”, take heed lol.
Love you all <3
32 I want you to be free from the concerns of this life. An unmarried man can spend his time doing the Lord’s work and thinking how to please him. 33 But a married man has to think about his earthly responsibilities and how to please his wife. 34 His interests are divided. In the same way, a woman who is no longer married or has never been married can be devoted to the Lord and holy in body and in spirit. But a married woman has to think about her earthly responsibilities and how to please her husband. 35 I am saying this for your benefit, not to place restrictions on you. I want you to do whatever will help you serve the Lord best, with as few distractions as possible.
1 Corinthians 7