In life we have highs and lows. Some days are happier than others. Some days we feel as if we can conquer the world and other days we don’t want to get out of bed. I want you to save this letter and read it on the days when you just don’t feel worth it, because darling YOU ARE WORTH SO MUCH MORE THAN YOU KNOW.
I want to speak with the girl who has had her heart broken so many times that she believes every man will break her heart. The girl who searches for love through sex rather than quench her yearning for REAL love. The girl who longs to be desired, but is often left feeling empty and alone. I’m speaking to the girl who has settled because she does not believe she will find something better. The girl who doesn’t know how to stand up for herself and has been emotionally or physically hurt by a loved one.
My dear friend. Do you not know how beautiful you are? Do you not see how incredible you are and the value you add to this world? Yep that’s right, I’m talking to YOU!!
Take a look at the people who love you, they long for you to be treated with the respect that you wholeheartedly deserve.
Did you know that God placed YOU on this earth for a reason?! It was not because He felt like it, but because He has a special plan for YOU! Isn’t that so cool? He thought you were so awesome that He decided to make one of YOU.
The God who created sunsets and sunrises, the God who created puppies and dolphins, the God who created tulips, roses and oceans… decided He wanted one of YOU too!
Don’t allow anyone’s opinion of you to shape the way you feel about yourself. You're stronger than you think.
Don’t allow a selfish act of sex to replace your desire to be loved, and I mean truly loved. You are so much more than an object to be used for someone’s pleasure. Search for the person who looks at your heart rather than your body.
You are beautiful and you are a woman, and you know what? I think being a woman is pretty darn cool!
Do not become consumed by the world around you because this world that we live in is not forever.
There are so many greater joys to be known than the materialistic aspect of life that most individuals seem to idol.
Hang in there my friend and let me reiterate that you are not alone. Everyone battles with their own wounds and has their own struggles however, some people hide it better than others.
Be Sassy. Be Sweet. Be You.
For anyone who knows me personally, knows I've always had a crush on someone. Growing up, I was always "talking" to someone... or more than one person (I did nothing wrong).
A few months ago I began to reflect on why I had been so worried about who I will end up with. It's something that really does worry me. Who I marry is a big deal to me, always has and always will be. A few years ago I started to pray for my future husband (because let's be real- he is out there). I pray for him daily, even if it's just asking God to be with him as he goes throughout his day. I pray that God is working in both of our lives to mold us both into the people we need to be for each other.
It always hurts when you stop dating or "talking" to someone you care about. But it's also kind of exciting because it only means you’re getting closer to meeting/ being with your future husband.
I mean, as I look back on the past few guys that have been in my life, I've realized they just keep getting better and better. My standards get higher after every guy, so the qualities of the men have gotten better! … oh yeah AND they have gotten better looking ;) ha! So I'd like to think whoever I marry will be even more amazing and a total hottie!! WOOHOOO!!
I pray about marriage daily because I want to be married for the rest of my life. I feel that so many people neglect the reverence of marriage and it breaks my heart to see that negligence. Who I marry will (probably) be the biggest decision of my life. The way I see it is... If I don't like the job I have, I can always quit and find a job that better suits me. If I don't like my hair, I can always get it cut and colored to how I like it. Don't like my weight, then I'll just hit the gym. If I don't like my clothes, I'll just go to J. Crew and get cuter ones. duh! :)
But my future spouse is out there [and YOURS is too!!]. He is an actual person, living, breathing, and walking around living his life (crazy, huh?!). I cannot change him into who I want him to be, that wouldn't be fair to him. When I get married I cannot just quit the relationship because it was too difficult. NO, it is for life!
Once you begin a family there are children involved, it's so much more than a simple out.
So if you are like me, in this season of life where all of your friends are getting married and your biggest concern is who will be your “plus one,” just remember you are not alone. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the wedding madness and wonder if your time will ever come, but my suggestion to you is to pray. Pray for your future spouse and put your desire for marriage into the hands of the Lord. He has someone special for you. Trust Him. God has a plan, trust that whoever you are supposed to marry will be a wonderful man and everything will work out, but in God’s time not yours.
Be Sassy. Be Sweet. Be You.
Ah! It’s been forever and a day since I’ve written, gosh the time just flies by and before you know it three months have passed. Life has been so busy. Having two jobs while applying for jobs out-of-state can take up a lot of time.
Ya know, I feel as if I’m always rushing: I need to get this project done, do the dishes, redesign my resume, help with dinner, do the laundry, reply to this text message, research companies in Atlanta, fill out an application, send an email, reconnect with this person…. the list continues.
I recently received a wakeup call.
Last Sunday, as I was sitting in church I began to feel frustrated because mass lasted so long. I thought to myself “Gosh I have so much to do today, I do not have time for this.” The items on my ‘to do list’ flooded my mind, I was struggling with praying and worrying. As I tried to focus on the Lord the anxiousness of the upcoming week overlapped my desire for prayer.
I was aggravated/worried/anxious when I should have been at peace.
Looking back on that situation it could not be clearer that the enemy was at work and I let him win. The truth is, every day, the enemy tries to distract you from your true purpose. Don’t let him win. If you are like me and sometimes let the busyness of daily life get in your way of finding peace just know that you are not alone.
Life is busy, especially as you grow older. Take the time to enjoy the season of life that you are experiencing. Enjoy the people who surround you and the opportunities you are given.
Sometimes finding time for prayer and reflection is more difficult than others, but just remember that God is always waiting for you with open arms. He wants so badly for you to turn to Him and give Him all of your worries because He can handle it. Don’t give up on God because He will never give up on you.
Be Sassy. Be Sweet. Be You.
Classy, sassy, but oh so sweet!