Day 17: What Are Your Spiritual Beliefs and How Do They Impact Your Relationships/Relationship Status?

Day 17My spiritual beliefs are pretty simple. Jesus is Lord. And it impacts every single thing that I do, big or small…simple or complicated. You know how at the end of The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy turns to the Scarecrow and says: “I think I’ll miss you most of all”? Well, I think my walk with Jesus impacts my love life most of all.

God has saved me from toxic, damaging relationships. He has protected me from the wrong men. He has fiercely guarded my purity for the past several years since I decided to abstain from having sex again until I am married. (It’s no big secret that my standards were not always as high as they are now, as you can read about in detail in my book Never Been to Vegas.) As recently as three weeks ago, He plucked someone out of my life and definitively closed a door that I had struggled to close for eight long years. I get frustrated and simultaneously humbled and grateful that He is so present in my love life. At times it feels like He might want to keep me to Himself forever. Something I know He’ll give me the grace to walk out should it be that I am meant to remain single for the rest of my life.

It hasn’t always been this way. Actually, it’s only been this way for about three years. You can do the math and figure out that even after I started The Single Woman, I was still doing things my way when it came to my romantic life. And by “doing things my way” I mean “dating the biggest losers I could find and basically making a complete and utter mess of things.” I was thinking about it the other day and it occurred to me that in this quest to maintain control of my dating destiny and refuse to relinquish it to God, I’ve only ever dated maybe two guys that actually treated me well. So why was I so hesitant for so long to trust God with my heart and let Him decide who I should hand it to? I don’t know. Perhaps had I done that a long time ago, I wouldn’t still be single right now. But I trust His timing and His plan and I know that no matter how bad I’ve managed to screw up my love life over the years, He is still daily redeeming my story and using my stumbles to prevent other people’s falls.

A few weeks ago I sat outside on my deck looking up at the stars and I whispered to Him, finally…

“Lord, my heart is yours. All of it, in its entirety. Please hold it and keep it safe and don’t give it back to me until it’s time to hand it to the one you have for me.” And I meant it. And literally about 2-3 days later He removed my long-suffering “Mr. E” from my life completely, in such a way that there is absolutely no doubt, no questions, and no going back. (The full story of what exactly happened coming. Eventually.) Which lets me know that He’s there, He’s listening, and He’s honoring my surrender by bringing me closure I had sought on my own for almost a decade.

I truly believe there is someone out there for me. Someone who will love God as much as I do. Someone who will honor me and value me and respect me. Someone who will pursue only God more than he pursues me. Someone who will carefully take my heart from God’s hands and protect it as fiercely as He did. Someone who will make my destiny even greater. Someone whose destiny I will make greater. Someone who is waiting for me just as patiently (and sometimes as impatiently) as I am waiting for him. There’s a quote by Carolyn McCulley that says: “Men trust God by risking rejection. Women trust God by waiting.” And that’s what I’m doing. Waiting. And hoping. And trusting. And trying to pursue God in the meantime in the way that I would want a man to pursue me.

How do my spiritual beliefs impact my relationship status?

In every way.

And though it’s often a struggle to let go of my hopes and dreams of someday having a husband and family and trusting those hopes and dreams completely to God…I know that everything I have ever relinquished control of and handed to Him has only been made greater.

So I wait. And I trust. And I surrender.

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73 Responses to “ Day 17: What Are Your Spiritual Beliefs and How Do They Impact Your Relationships/Relationship Status? ”

  1. cherese
    October 9, 2014

    I’m excited about the 30 day challenge

  2. Lila Shaw
    October 9, 2014

    This is so where I’m at… Thank you for sharing your heart!!! I don’t want to just give my self away just to anyone… But to Him fully …

  3. Christi C
    October 9, 2014

    I’ve read both your books. It’s unbelievable how much you and I have in common! I too have dedicated my life completely to God. Nothing less than that works!

  4. Cat
    October 9, 2014

    So wonderful and so true. I discovered your Twitter page in 2010. It sure did help me all those times you said things like, “Press on.” I did press on, and I finally found the one and married him in this year at age 35. There IS someone for you. There was someone for me even with all the doubts I had for so long. Never give up and continue to pray for your husband. He put the desire for marriage in you, and He will give you the desire of your heart, even if it is not in YOUR timing. 🙂 Until then, continue your wonderful ministry to single women.

    • Mandy Hale
      October 23, 2014

      I love this! Thank you for your loyalty to my little message and CONGRATS on finding the love of your life!!! 🙂 xo

    • Bridgett Lacoste
      October 28, 2014

      I too am in this place of desiring to have a husband again and a family. Im 23yrs old and a single mom with two kids. My ex husband left me. Im now divorced and working to support my kids. Um i messed up badly after my ex husband left me. I did give myself away several times in hopes that that guy was the one. Im now wondering is it too late to save myself, to wait on God, to save myself for that exact one he has for me not who i want it to be. I too dated all the wrong ones and was left heart broken.

  5. October 9, 2014

    If we trusted God with our salvation, we should trust God with our love life

    • Tiffer Bug
      October 9, 2014

      I could so be reading a story about my own life right now!! I am earnestly seeking the Lord with all my heart. I am single. I have my own Mr. E. He usually contacts me on my birthday, which is fast approaching. Why can’t I just block the number of the one who breaks my heart? I am so ready for that door to be closed. And to have peace. It’s like a thorn in my side, yet my heart is so hopeful for reconciliation. God loves us SO much more than that!!! Thank you so much for the excellent post and inspiring me to write a little more!!

    • October 10, 2014

      I love God with all my heart. I will wait him to find my man for me.

  6. Ash
    October 9, 2014

    It’s led to break ups. Kids, marriage, and religion are my dealbreakers. I want all these things and I don’t want to settle for someone who doesn’t. The last relationship I was in the guy wanted me to compromise what was important to me (e.g. my faith) in order to stay together. To him, God was not important to him and would never be. And my response,….so I should compromise what I hold dear just to stay together. Um, no. #boybye

    In the name of love, I broke up with him. We both deserve relationships with people who match on those important levels. Now, I’m focusing on me and improving myself and the areas of my life that are in need of my full attention like strengthening my relationship with my family and friends, and my career.

  7. May
    October 9, 2014

    Very well said

  8. Renee Galvan
    October 9, 2014

    I want to join your challenge. I have found that your words brought me to the exact place I had been refusing to acknowledge I am at, and where I need to be. Amen our lord is speaking through you directly to those of us who have been praying for direction. Thank you

  9. Kim
    October 9, 2014

    I read this as if it was me telling my own story, although I’m 29 recently divorced and a mother to one boy this story remains in my heart.

  10. Doris
    October 9, 2014

    God does work in mysterious ways! I also have had one wrong relationship after another the past two years. I have finally figured out it’s because I wasn’t waiting on god and outing him first . I have decided 2weeks ago to stop meeting any new people or date for the next year. I am going to grow in god and pray that he send me a man that’ loves god as much as I do. So to read this today is just a sign from god that I’m going the right thing. Thanks for your post

  11. Tara Taylor
    October 9, 2014

    This is such a refreshing blog! Coming from a woman that is single, 33 yrs old, has 3 children and that has been co-dependent on men her entire life I pray that my co-dependence become on my Lord and savior. The rest will fall into place!

  12. milcah
    October 9, 2014

    very encouraging especially for us single women…i. wish i could get hold of your book..

  13. Danielle
    October 9, 2014

    This is right on time for me – and right on point. I am struggling with letting go of someone and convincing myself that I deserve better, but I still want it so badly that I have not fully given God control as I should.

  14. Mezza
    October 9, 2014

    Wow I completely relate. Beautifully written. Thank you for being so brave to be honest.

  15. Cathy
    October 9, 2014

    Thank you for sharing! Your story sounds like me! Hopefully I meet my mr right someday as well , I keep my trust in The Lord and hope one day to stop finding negative relationships!

  16. Michelle
    October 9, 2014

    Amazing how so many of us have similar walks.
    I am recently going through a divorce, such a death of Vision, hopes dreams and desires. For myself, and the ones I had for my girls. God has made it very clear to me, those were the plans I had for my life, that as I seek and obey Him, that His Vision He has for me is FAR greater than anything I could have planned on my own. That’s something worth looking forward too!

  17. Shawntelle Morris
    October 9, 2014

    I’m ready

  18. October 9, 2014

    Amazing as always Mandy. You’ve inspired me in so many ways, you’ll never know. God is really shining through you to change the lives of so many women around the world and its a beautiful thing. I can’t wait to hear the story of what happened, and I’m trusting that I’ll soon have the same breakthrough. God bless <3

  19. Barbara
    October 9, 2014

    This could totally be my life right now. Thank you for the inspiration.

  20. Cindy
    October 9, 2014

    Omg! ! You’re, amazing! ! It’s like reading my own life story. It’s a privilege reading your blog almost every day. God bless. 🙂

  21. Jacque'
    October 9, 2014

    Wow! As I’m reading this tears are flowing… God is really shining through you. I came across your post on fb today & didn’t know anything about your challenge & decided to read this post. It’s crazy BC I just recently reopened my fb page bck up, took some time away from the world just for a sec. As I’m reading your blog, I’m thinking to myself I can relate to almost everything that you are saying. Today I had my Finally moment… I’m just really in shock that I stumbled across this post. As I cried & prayed I ask God when the time is right, send me someone who will love God as much as I do & etc. I’m praying going forward that God will save me from toxic & damaging relationships… As he just recently removed a Mr E from my life. But to answer one of the questions, My spiritual beliefs impacts my relationship in EVERY way. I will definitely be reading your book Never been to Vegas (as I have actually never been before) & also have made the decision to abstain from sex until marriage! Thank you for such an amazing blog & God Bless.

  22. Latoya French
    October 9, 2014

    I am beyond grateful to you for sharing your journey. You inspire, motivate and encourage me daily. Your light shines bright.

    God bless.

    • Mandy Hale
      October 23, 2014

      HUGS!!! 🙂

  23. Lisa
    October 9, 2014

    Keeping writing Mandy. You are an inspiration to ladies of all ages. Thank you.

  24. Nitty
    October 10, 2014

    I recently took that decision to walk with God and let him take charge of my life by picking my own life partner and take charge of my relationship. I have made many mistakes in the past by involving myself with loosers and God showed me his love by delivering me from settling with the wrong one.

  25. Eunice Lai
    October 10, 2014

    Once again, so encouraged by your example and life! Cannot wait to hear the story. You’re such an inspiration to me!

  26. Liz
    October 10, 2014

    I trust God with my all. I have run my life for the past 30 years and it has all turned out to be empty and shameful. I have now come to know God and i have let him be the author and Finisher of my Life. I have joined you in the journey of Singlehood, Serving God, until he reveals what He has planned for me. for in Jeremiah he says that He has a plan for me , to prosper and not harm me, to give me a Hope and a Future…..Oh what i have missed for all this years. And now all i can say, is “I Trust you Father”. Thank you so much for sharing this with us, you just don’t know how many Women you are moulding and guiding with your experience. It will not go down empty.God Bless you!

  27. RNT
    October 10, 2014

    Really needed to read this and i especially loved the part of “Men trust God by risking rejection, Women trust God by waiting” so many times it is hard to wait and be patient and not try and do it all yourself – But that right there is true faith!

  28. Kuda
    October 10, 2014

    Thanx soo much Mandy yo posts are really helping in my spiritual walk and love life.For me it has to be all of God or nothing else coz a man has to draw me closer to God than to himself.i wish men could read this it myt help them as well to know exactly what we woman want.mr right is always out there if we only choose to trust God.

  29. Grace
    October 10, 2014

    Amen. 🙂 I so love this. Feels like I’m talking to myself. 🙂

  30. Valentina Arriaga
    October 10, 2014

    This just blew my mind! I have been trying to find the strength and the courage to completely surrender to Him, I have been asking The Lord to grant me the strength that I lack on my own to deny my hopes and dreams and give them all to Him; He’s been trying to make me understand that it might very well be that He is the only one for me, what I just read is a confirmation to the tee of everything He has been telling me different ways for about a week. I am not a young one anymore and my dreams have been shattered many times, sometimes by others and many others by my own doing, he has been slowly and lovingly mending and putting the pieces back together, I am in awe at how diligently He has worked in one specific area at a time, restoring, redeeming… As much as I dread change and surrender, I can’t wait to see what is next. Thanks for your obedience, God bless

  31. Relebohile Seephephe
    October 10, 2014

    Everytime i read something you put out,i swear to you it’s as though you are talking of my life. I’ve recently too realised that i can’t do this on my own,i’m worn out. I have just come out of a relationship that i thought was “it”. We still talk,it’s hard but i have realised i’m worth more than someone who is undecided and so i made a pact with God that the only time i’m going to get into a relationship is if it’s fully approved by Him. Thank you Mandy,may God keep you and may He keep blessing you with wisdom

  32. LeyLey
    October 10, 2014

    Oh Mandy I deeply believe every word you write as if you’ve written it for me, it mirrors my life, and countless other beautifully brave single women, so much that it’s uncanny. My own Mr E is in fact a Mr H and he has led me a merry dance for the last 7 years. But what’s happened of late, and that’s thanks to discovering your blog, and Facebook page, and ultimately buying your books, I find I have the courage to think I am worth more than what Mr H has to offer, or is as usual, not offer me. Your words give me the strength to realise I can be happy, and be loved and appreciated for who I am. I too have gone back to trusting in God and the greater universe that good things are coming, for all of us, and with daily prayers, trust and dedication in God, we will all be guided to whom we are meant to be with, at the time we are meant to be there. He will grant us the patience to wait in peace and happiness. Thank you Mandy. You are never alone.

  33. LeyLey
    October 10, 2014

    Oh Mandy I deeply believe every word you write as if you’ve written it for me, it mirrors my life, and countless other beautifully brave single women, so much that it’s uncanny. My own Mr E is in fact a Mr H and he has led me a merry dance for the last 7 years. But what’s happened of late, and that’s thanks to discovering your blog, and Facebook page, and ultimately buying your books, I find I have the courage to think I am worth more than what Mr H has to offer, or is as usual, not offer me. Your words give me the strength to realise I can be happy, and be loved and appreciated for who I am. I too have gone back to trusting in God and the greater universe that good things are coming, for all of us, and with daily prayers, trust and dedication in God, we will all be guided to whom we are meant to be with, at the time we are meant to be there. He will grant us the patience to wait in peace and happiness. Thank you Mandy. You are never alone.

  34. Mattie
    October 10, 2014

    Mandy ,you are such an inspiration to us ALL ,girl for real.well ,if we are being honest here ,yes the spiritual and the physical are a hard little bugger to conquer. I am not gonnasit here and lie and say I have been that faithful to G-d,myself or with my Mr.E.good lord I guess we all have one huh??My hearts desire ,truly in my heart of hearts (and only G-d knows that secret place)I want to be failthful and trust G-d with my innermost being and all that is good for me and helthy and true. but the need/want/desire for companionship gets the better of me .Like you ,I have been dealing with my Mr.E for only 2 years ,but feels like so much longer .only differance is ,he doesnt contact me ,I caontact him and start it all over again.you would think @ this point IF,I am the one calling him that I would be smart enough to know (his just not that into me) but nooooo .I am my own worst enemy, a gluuten for punishment ,bent on my on distruction!!!! Not sure why as a true beliver in Christ that knows he loves me far above and more than I love myself would do such a thing .but as paul put it > the things I want to do (I donot) the things I (dont want to do ,I do) thank you for giving us a spot to vent and be real .G-d bless

    • Imani
      October 12, 2014

      Mattie, you have to delete his number. You can’t call him if you don’t have his number. Women don’t chase, so stop running after someone that doesn’t want you. Give the wheel to God and let him taker over. Give yourself peace.

  35. October 10, 2014

    You post are so inspirational as a single Christian woman. Your 30 day blogging challenge sounds awesome. I am joining in bad relationships, train wrecks, and all exposed.

  36. Suzanne
    October 10, 2014

    Thank you…. From the bottom of my broken heart…. Thank you…..

  37. Kim
    October 10, 2014

    Seven months ago God removed a man from my life that had been in and out of my life for four years. Because of how I felt about him, I didn’t have the strength to end it even though he disappointed me over and over again. I know God did this to protect me from his life’s choices but I still hurt. As time goes on and I continue to look to Him for strength and comfort, I know that I’ll be ok. I’ve had to accept that closure in the situation could only come from God. Thank you for sharing your story. We will all be ok because we have a Father that loves us very much.

  38. Belle
    October 10, 2014

    After having my heart broken by someone who I expected to be “the one”, I was in so much pain. I can’t sleep. I cried all the time. I don’t know how to move forward. I’m stuck in what we call “denial stage”. I’m still hoping that he would come back and say sorry for leaving me and I would, you know, accept him and be willing to start a relationship with him all over again. Things didn’t go according to my will but it did according to God’s. I prayed, I lifted all my worries and pains to the Lord. I let the Lord in, trust Him and He wiped off all the tears and pains until I realized I wasn’t thinking of my ex anymore. Just remember that God is writing your love story. You will soon meet your prince. All you have to do is pray. Pray that you’d have the patience to wait for that prince to come. Trust Him and He will never let you down. Our Father, which is the King, always wants the best for His princesses. 🙂

  39. October 10, 2014

    Exactly where I am now, and exactly what I needed to hear. Thank you for encouraging us in our journeys to wait on God for who He alone has handpicked for us. It’s not been easy but God will see us through. God bless you!

  40. CW
    October 11, 2014

    Feel like I’m reading about myself! Definitely want to read about what happened with Mr. E. Thank you Mandy for sharing and reminding me what to pray for. He will honor your obedience!

  41. October 11, 2014

    Thanks for the challenge. I have been debating about whether I wanted to start a blog or not. After all what could I possibly have to say that people want to read. Besides when would I have the time! You are an encouragement and an inspiration. I started by blog today. It will be about how God’s grace has impacted my life. I hope to be an inspiration to many the way in which you have been an inspiration to me. Mostly, I hope that I can be consistent 🙂

  42. Azura
    October 11, 2014

    Mandy ,Thank you for this encouragement.

  43. October 14, 2014

    I’ve been following you since the very beginning of your journey Mandy and it seems like God has taken you and through some of the same experiences when it comes to love. Each post that I read not only inspires me but it also reminds me of what God has brought me out of. All I can say is continued blessings. I will pray that you continue to be used by God! Oh and hopefully day we’ll get to discuss how similar our stories truly are. Until then keep thriving! *hugs*

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  44. October 15, 2014

    Hi Mandy,
    After all of your hard work and dedication towards helping women, I pray that God grants you the desires of your heart. I don’t believe for a second that you will be single much longer. You will reap a harvest of love for all of the love you have sown. Thanks for being an inspiration!

  45. October 15, 2014

    Hi Mandy,
    After all of your hard work and dedication towards helping women, I pray that God grants you the desires of your heart. I don’t believe for a second that you will be single much longer. You will reap a harvest of love for all of the love you have sown. Thanks for being an inspiration!

    • Mandy Hale
      October 23, 2014

      That’s beautiful, Sabrena. Thank you!

  46. Yolanda
    October 19, 2014

    Ive been single for 4months now and getting closure has been an easy thing because he never gave it to me i had to find myself. The hardest thing for me has been not having sex i still think about it but ive drew so much close to God over the pas few months that i dont seee myself giving it to anyone else but my husband im willing to wait on him and trust that he has something greater n store for me.Thank You Mandy for being a helpng hand right now.God bless you

  47. Yolanda
    October 19, 2014

    Ive been single for 4months now and getting closure hasnt been an easy thing because he never gave it to me i had to find myself. The hardest thing for me has been not having sex i still think about it but ive drew so much close to God over the pas few months that i dont seee myself giving it to anyone else but my husband im willing to wait on him and trust that he has something greater n store for me.Thank You Mandy for being a helpng hand right now.God bless you

  48. Yolanda
    October 19, 2014

    Ive been single for 4months now and getting closure hasnt been an easy thing because he never gave it to me i had to find it myself. The hardest thing for me has been not having sex i still think about it but ive drew so much close to God over the pas few months that i dont seee myself giving it to anyone else but my husband im willing to wait on him and trust that he has something greater n store for me.Thank You Mandy for being a helpng hand right now.God bless you

  49. Terri
    October 21, 2014

    Thank you Mandy for sharing your heart and your experiences. My life has mirrored yours in some ways and I really relate to your struggles but also to your desire to stay tight with God above all else. It can really be a struggle and I have in NO WAY arrived but it helps me so much to read your material and to have other women in my life to walk this journey with me. I love how you say God is holding your heart and you will only give it to the one who will love you the same way. That is so precious! God Bless!

  50. October 22, 2014

    Just found your blog today and I’m so thankful for it. I look forward to reading more and helping me stand firm in my faith and lean into God.

    • Mandy Hale
      October 23, 2014

      Welcome, Terri!!! 🙂

  51. Evelyn
    October 23, 2014

    I read your post today and I hate to sound corny but I felt like I was reading my own story. Three years ago I realized that I have no clue about choosing the right man. I let go of my “Mr. E”. I’ve gone back several times. Each time I went Bak it lasted shorter than the last. I’ve spent 10 years with my heart and soul dedicated to someone that did not deserve it. Finally at 3 years ol I’m picky about who I allow to be part of my life. I pray about every man that crosses my path, (sometimes reluctantly because I know it’s not right before God tells me). I think about who the man is and I wonder what he’s going through right now as well. I pray for him, that God heals his heart from any wounds he may be dealing with. On the bright side I know God has given me something to look forward to. I am happy to wait if it means waiting on God’s perfect timing. Some days it is easier said than done, especially when everything I encounter seems to remind me of my “Mr. E”. I let myself feel sad and even cry and I give it to God. Not because I want to suffer but I want to make sure I feel the pain and not just ignore it, which is what I’ve done in the past. Each time I went back to him it was as though I had amnesia and didn’t remember the years of anguish. I have been on my own for 3 years and I don’t want to look back anymore. Thank you for all of your posts. I really needed words of encouragement today.
    God bless always xxoo

    • Mandy Hale
      October 23, 2014

      xoxo

  52. BrokentoWin
    October 23, 2014

    I absolutley love this and it has really dealt with my heart!!!

  53. Tasha
    October 23, 2014

    I just found your blog today, and have only read a couple entries. I love this one. I have been single (add mother also) for many years, and have only found my relationship with God in the last year and a half. His love gives me such joy and comfort. I am very happily single, and I know that my contentment is a gift from God, as Paul says in 1 Corinthians. Which brings me to saying, I love this:

    I get frustrated and simultaneously humbled and grateful that He is so present in my love life. At times it feels like He might want to keep me to Himself forever. Something I know He’ll give me the grace to walk out should it be that I am meant to remain single for the rest of my life.

    I’m ok with being single. I’m ok if He wants me to remain that way. I pray that He brings me closer to Him everyday that He gives me the gift of singleness.

    Thank you for sharing your heart. I look forward to reading more!
    ~Tasha

    • Mandy Hale
      October 23, 2014

      So happy you found me, Tasha! Welcome!!! 🙂

  54. October 24, 2014

    Nice 🙂

  55. October 24, 2014

    I appreciate your transparency. It’s encouraging because it’s rare to find someone you can relate to & I can definitely relate to many of the things you’ve experienced & even currently going through. I’m currently reading your book “I’ve never been to Vegas …” & I love it. I’m happy to be subscribed to your blog. I look forward to many more entries. Also, I will keep you in prayer. And that’s right, Jesus IS Lord. Greater is He who lives in the inside of us than he who lives in the world. God bless you sis!

  56. Rebecca
    October 27, 2014

    Your amazing Mandy always an encouragement, thanks for reminding us that there is nothing more romantic and amazing than a life with God in it 🙂

  57. Rebecca
    October 27, 2014

    PS: From your new fan Rebecca! 🙂

  58. Natasha
    October 31, 2014

    This was amazing. Almost brought me to tears as I was reading it.

  59. November 5, 2014

    I’m excited about the 30 day challenge . Your passage is so true and its great that a woman of god can relate to our journey.

  60. November 5, 2014

    I’m honored to do the thirty day challenge with such inspirational women.

  61. Ashley
    December 30, 2014

    You have such a beautiful spirit and I can only imagine the person that God will choose to hold your heart. And he will. You are such a breath of fresh air and the answer to what I have been praying and searching for for months. I feel God speaking to me through your words and experiences. This is truly a blessing. I am like you, single, and holding out hope that one day God will tell me who to give my heart to. And if he doesn’t, that is okay too. I trust him. Thank you so much Mandy!!

  62. penny
    December 30, 2014

    As many women have also replied, Wow!! Thank you for the encouragement. Waiting on the Lord one can certainly hit the “impatience” terrain now and then. Looking where I am and the muddy clay He took me out of., gosh!! I rather wait, I am tired of trying things by myself, because it ends up one way me hurt, used and abandoned-create a clean heart in me Lord. His Holy Spirit is amazing as He whispers to me the good sounds of endurance, reminds me that He keeps His promises always and truly, those who wait on the Lord He promises to renew their strength…we shall run and not be weary,..walk and not faint. As a 39 year old professional woman, everyone else around me having families can be intimidating and also discouraging, that light of hope seem so dim sometimes, but the Lord!….hearing testimonies day by day of His goodness and fulfilment of promises to others gives me hope. Now, I am certain that I will wait and stay pure for the one God ordained for me, I’m in my third year of celibacy, it can be done( some think such is impossible).Thank you for your story Mandy. love and support Penny
    PS: I will enter you blog challenge, I’m no writer but will learn here,lol.

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