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Friday, September 28, 2012

Why Girls Shouldn't Pursue Guys

This is actually one of my favorite topics.. Should a girl pursue a guy?

...Unfortunately, almost every girl has probably done it at least once in their life. Fortunately girls, that is not how it should be. Guys should do it! I have many girlfriends that struggle with this.

Again and again, I've tried to convince my friends that they shouldn't even call or text the guy they're interested first. Call me crazy or old fashioned. I know it's the 21st century and all. Here are some thoughts and biblical verses for why I feel strongly about this.

God has wired men to be the pursuer and women to be the pursued....

                 Yep, guys are made to want to pursue us! They are designed to lead
                  and we should trust that they are in control. If he is interested,
                  he will make it happen. If the guy is not leading, how do you ever expect him to be a
                  leader in your family. So that means no calling, asking out or chasing the dude!

Trust me, I know it can be frustrating waiting around for the guy to pursue....
                 We have to realize it is on God's time. It might be two weeks, or two years down the road.
                 Give it time God is not only in control of you but the guy's heart too.
                 Proverbs 21:1 “The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; he turns it
                 wherever he will.” comforting! We have to allow the guy to do his job gals.

And what does loving God completely and unconditionally have anything to do with this....
                 Everything! If when you are single you are completely content with God's love
                 you don't have to search for a man's affection or seek 'worth' in any man.
                 Girls should feel like this --> Psalm 139:17-18 “How precious to me are your thoughts,
                 God! How vast is the sum of them! If I were to count them, they would outnumber the grains
                 of sand—when I awake, I am still with you”

Sometimes we do not know what is best for us...
                 But God does! As a matter of fact the heart can be deceiving, scary. It says in Jeremiah
                 17:9 “The  heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand
                 it?”...I've had it happen before. And he only has the best in mind for those who are patient
                 and wait. Which leads me to the fact...

We need protection....
                You feel in your heart it is right, only to find out later he
                 is not who God intended for you to be with. It is because he knows the heart of every guy,
                 he will protect you if that guy is not of him. So if the guy is not pursuing, maybe it is for
                 your protection. And we should be sure to guard our own hearts.
                 Proverbs 4:23 "Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it."

I know it is difficult, trust me, I do! But I truly believe that if you follow all of this you won't find prince charming, but he will find you. ;)

I LOVE what Lisa Harper said at Women of Faith last weekend.."my husband is somewhere out there, he is just lost without a gps"...haha.


Happy Friday my friends! I am so excited what this first week of blogging has not only done for me but for many of the people who were possibly inspired by God's word. I just want to say God is so good, not that you didn't already know. And thanks again for all the encouragement.

It is such a great feeling to know how much God wants to fight for us, he longs for a deeper relationship with us. He doesn't want us to just know him, but to be completely and irrevocably in love with him. So that no matter what happens, your love with him will transcend all circumstances.

I really never fully understood this until a guy described it to me. He really stepped on my toes but he asked me would I be okay with it just being God and me for eternity, no family, no friends, just him and me, or would I rather have all my family for I had to spend some serious time thinking about it. My first thought was no, I cannot fathom spending eternity without them. My family means the world to me...

I know it is so hard to comprehend. I think our love for our family or whoever it is can be so strong, but our love for Him should be the strongest.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Worrying is for the birds!

I have spent too much of my beautifully blessed life worrying..I worried about my grades, my future, security, relationships and just silly day to day things. At 22 I still worry of course. I worry majority of the time about my future plans for myself. I am a planner, not really 'type A', but close. I feel that at my age I should know exactly what I want to do with my life, but I don't..And that should be okay not to know exactly, right?? But I'm a worrier, it is a fault of mine.

I find that worrying only stresses me out even more. Worrying can be so destructive and a mental burden. And the funny thing is... worrying does nothing for us! Worrying does not solve our problems. Worrying does not give us the job we want, the relationship we long for, or the future we might see for ourself.

The best way to get rid of that worry is to give it to God. I'll never forget when I was discussing all my worries a wise woman asked me what I enjoyed doing.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Childlike Faith

Today's post is inspired by a conversation I had last night, it is short and sweet just like my niece.

Five years ago this November I was blessed with one of the most precious gifts, my niece. Both of my nieces mean the world to me, but my little Emma Grace has taught me so much..Yes, she is four years old but she has shown me how to love.

I never knew how someone so small can have me wrapped around her little finger. Some of my sweetest memories belong to her. I could seriously go on about this little nugget all day, but I am trying to keep it short.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Redeeming Love

Good morn-ting! I was so excited about today's post after receiving so many encouraging messages yesterday. So thank you, thank you, thank you everyone for your sweet compliments! You should probably expect a post every day this week. I felt like a kid on Christmas Eve last night, too giddy and anxious about writing this morning I could not go to sleep! I did not even know what I would talk about today, about one million different ideas were running through my head, but I finally caught one of the little suckers...

Redeeming love, it is such an incredible thing! It is probably one of my favorite qualities of God, right next to Grace. That leads me to my story...

Monday, September 24, 2012

Beautifully Broken Introduction and the Bummer Lamb

Hey guys! I'm new to the blogging world. I am also not the most eloquent writer, so bear with me through this journey.
I am sure you are probably wondering what it means to be beautifully broken?At one time I would have thought to be broken is not a beautiful thing at was I wrong! Beautifully broken is to be wounded or bruised by events in our life, but through those times we find ourselves running to God. God loves the broken, because in the darkness is when we need him the most, therefore our relationships with him grow stronger and more beautiful! Makes more sense now, right? 
This weekend I had the opportunity to go to Women of Faith, which was one of the most spiritual events in my life! I had the privilege of listening to inspirational christian women like Sheila Walsh. She actually wrote a book called God Loves Broken People. I strongly recommend it, I am only 30 pages into and am blown away. I would love to share a story from the book.