Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day

" Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres." 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

I'm just going to be honest and say that I really do not like Valentine's Day. I personally think it is way overrated and a lot of unnecessary pressure. I have spent a good portion of the day feeling sorry for myself because I'm single and alone. And let me tell you, watching all the rest of my friends so in love, while I'm incredibly happy for them, can at times be very depressing because I want that loving relationship as well. It wasn't in my plan to be single this Valentine's Day. This was my year to finally be able to enjoy the day. I truly thought I had that forever, lasting relationship, God had other plans. So here I am yet again single on another Valentine's Day.
Late this afternoon, God has been pulling at my heart, convicting me, saying: "I love you", "I created you", "Rely on me, let me fill the void", "Wait on my timing, I will send you who I created for you in my perfect timing."
So that is what I have decided to do this Valentine's Day, to let go and let God. I am a planner by nature and I always want to plan things out and have them go perfectly according to my plan. However, it isn't about me and my plan, it's about God and His plan. His perfect plan for the life He has planned for me. I am reminded of Brandon Heath's song "Love Never Fails". God's love never fails and I need to be content with letting his plan unfold and have faith that He is going to send me someone in His timing. Until then, I can celebrate Valentine's Day having the unconditional love of my Heavenly Father and that is better than anything, any day.

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