I was trying to write a different post for today, but for some reason, Blogger is not letting me upload any pictures. I'm going to talk about something different for today and won't be able to use any pictures.
The other night, as I was watching Bachelor Pad...classy show, I know...I couldn't help but notice all of these beautiful women looking for love in the house. No matter how the guys were treating them, they keep going back to them hoping things would change. To be honest, it breaks my heart to watch it!
Hearing on the show that some of the girls are giving themselves freely to the men in the house is heart wrenching to think about. They are looking to men that do not care about them for self-worth. You and I know that these guys are repeatedly letting the girls down and proving they aren't dependable.
From a young age, I've had a family that always made me feel loved, like I was worth something, that I deserved everything in the world and that I could do anything I put my mind to. Even though they always made me feel that way, they still taught me to find fulfillment only in my relationship with Jesus Christ, not in anything that the world has to offer.
Psalm 139:13-14 says, "For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well."
Psalm 139:16-18 says, "Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are Your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand- when I awake, I am still with you."
Wow. What an awesome thing to think about. Before we were even formed, God had thoughts about us. He has so many thoughts about us that we can't even fathom the amount. He didn't quickly throw some molecules together and say "Oh, that's Alexis." She'll live a mediocre life. He fearfully and wonderfully made you and I. He designed our personalities, our physical features, what things we would be good at, everything. He values us more than anything else. You are beautiful no matter what anyone else says, especially in His eyes.
Married or dating friends, as much as we love our husbands or boyfriends, the truth is that sometimes, they will let us down or fail us, too. Single friends, it's important to guard your heart and let only your relationship with God be what makes you feel valuable. If you look for fulfillment in dating, flirting with men, or even your relationships with your girl friends, you will always be disappointed.
Single or married, I'm talking to myself here, too, we all need to be reminded to look to God for fulfillment. He gave us our other relationships to show only an inkling of the love that He has for us. Let's be reminded of that and learn to depend on Him. If you are married, learn to depend on Him together. If you're single, put your life and your relationships in His hands and allow Him to take control. He knows what man and friends deserve to have your heart and He will place it in the right hands.
I hope this was encouraging for you and I hope you are all having an awesome Wednesday!