Yes gals, its true, you all may not have known it but I am one of few single gals on the Lifeway Women’s team. I am in my early forties (i’m sure you are shocked at this, thinking I was probably 32). ;0) But alas…yes, i am 42 and loving it.
So why do I say Valentine’s Day single, no problem? Well, I rarely define myself as a ‘single’, primarily because I don’t feel alone. I am in just one of the sweetest seasons with God of my entire life. He has impressed some Isaiah 30:15 on me lately…part of that verse says, ‘…In quietness and trust is your strength.’ If you knew me better, you’d know that quietness is not a strength of mine. But anyhoo, when I am quiet and listen to God, He just speaks to me so much through His Word and gives me His strength.
And because I live alone (can i get a whoo hoo!) I can just talk back out loud or sing or mumble back to Him. I tell Him everything; the fun stuff, the complaints, the sad stuff, the thankful stuff. He is so good to me. He is my one true companion. I heard our gal Beth Moore say at a recent Living Proof Live event that, ‘When you tell God you love Him, say ‘I love you too!’ not just ‘I love you.’ Because if we feel like saying it, its because God has just leaned over us and told us He loves us!! So true. So I have been trying that out.
Do I want a man someday to share my life with and to be my hunky Valentine? You bet I do! But I can finally say after some wrestling with God and sensing His sweet affection toward me, that I want HIM more. That is a HUGE perk of living alone for so long. Its just me and Him. So all you single ladies, I encourage you to enjoy this season of singleness as long as it lasts. It can be the sweetest time of your life.
I say gal a lot just to be goofy. So I will celebrate this Valentine’s Day with my sweet ‘Gal-entines’ as I call them. I also have a couple of fun guy pals who I call ‘Pal-entines’. Feel free to use these terms.
Single girls give us a shout out about your good God times! And Happy Gal-entines Day!