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    #Blessed

    Wednesday, November 21, 2018



    Thanksgiving. 

    It is natural to start cultivating thoughts of gratitude and blessing this week. It’s easy to draw the hand turkey (I’m a teacher, ok? and we definitely did this yesterday in class) and write: I am thankful for family, friends, church, and God.

    But this Thanksgiving season could you add another area of gratitude? 

    I am thankful for my singleness.

    Are you grateful for your singleness? Are you counting your blessings of this gift?

    We are often quick to see the blessings of those around us but miss out on the blessings of our own. 

    We see #blessed all over social media:

    "I just bought a new house. #blessed."

    "I just got engaged! #blessed."

    "I am on vacation in Italy with my girlfriends. #blessed."

    While all these things are fun and good, let us remember that being #blessed also comes in the form of difficult times, unwanted seasons and disappointments of life.

    Consider these verses:

    “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.” (James 1:12 ESV)

    “But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you will be blessed." (1 Peter 3:14a ESV)

    “Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.” (James 5:11 ESV)

    We don’t typically see:

    "I just lost my job, but the Lord is using this trial in my life to really depend on Him. #blessed"

    "I'm really struggling with lies of loneliness and doubt right now, but the Lord is using those struggles to get me to press into Him more #blessed."

    “I am remaining steadfast in my joy of singleness. #blessed”

    I love the quote from author LeighAnn McCoy: "Blessed is not where you find yourself but where you put yourself."

    You can't control where you find yourself in life. But you can control where you put yourself. 

    Are you putting yourself in God’s Word? Are you putting yourself in a community of people who love Jesus and will speak Truth to you? Are you putting yourself in opportunities of serving others? Are you putting yourself in gratitude?

    Decide today that despite where you find yourself this Thanksgiving, you will purpose to put yourself in a place of being #blessed.

    "Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit." (Jeremiah 17:7-8 ESV)

    Happy Thanksgiving, Singled Out Sisters! I am #blessed by you and your journey.

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