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    Guest Post: Georgia Brown

    Tuesday, March 10, 2020


    Pour some coffee and lean in close as my sweet friend, Georgia Brown, shares her heart on singleness.
    Hi, there! My name is Georgia Brown! I go to MTSU and I study songwriting. I love my life, but I used to struggle with feeling like something was missing. A guy. 

    In this season of singleness, the Lord has opened my eyes to show me that it is okay for other people’s eyes to be closed. For so long I thought I was being overlooked.  But in reality, God is hiding me.
               
    As a girl in college, this season has brought me so many gal pals. All of us are in the same yet different seasons, and it’s really sweet to see how the Lord is knitting our stories together. Some friends are wearing a shiny ring on their finger. Others can leave your head spinning because you can’t remember which guy she likes this week. Some days it’s hard to hold fast to the truth that Jesus is enough. I have to remind myself of it daily. 

    The truth is — a boy won’t complete me. Jesus makes me whole. I’m worth the wait. I am still in progress. And honestly, the truth is, I am enjoying this season.

    The Georgia Brown 6 months ago probably could not say that statement confidently. So just because it feels good . . . . I’m gonna say it again!

    I AM ENJOYING THIS SEASON. 

    For far too long ago when a boy would come around, I would lose my vision. Naturally, being a 2 on the enneagram, I want to help and love you more tomorrow than I did today. I would see all the potential. But that was it. I’ve had to learn the hard way, many times. You don’t date potential. You date — and deserve —  a man with proven character. This is what every past, “guy friend I’ve had an interest in, that kinda turned into an unhealthy friendship” experience has felt like.

    This can quickly become unhealthy, as multiple times I’ve tried to be their savior. (Anyone else out there tried this?!) 

    This was definitely not what God intends for me to do, that’s His job! So when it came to guys in my life, I’d always find myself with someone I could push along, trying to make them better. It’s not always a bad thing to want to inspire others to be better. Scripture tells us that iron sharpens iron, but it’s not my job to sharpen you if, on the other end, my sparkle is slowly losing its shine. 


    Let me paint a picture for you…

    Say you and your guy are looking at the big, open, sky at night. You’re sitting in the bed of his shiny red truck, (or finishing a picnic on a blanket, whichever is cuter in your mind is fine with me) and you ask him a very simple question,
                                                               
    “How do you see the sky at night?”  

    And all this boy talks about is how dark it is outside.

    As he answers your question, you forget to lean in and listen because you were so in awe of the stars. How they sparkle. How they’re so far away yet they shine so bright. How the same God that numbered the stars, chose to breathe life into you, created YOU, His child, in His image. 

    Now, naturally being the sweet young lady you are, you want to share your amazement of this side of glory with your cute lookin’ “friend”. If you had a pair of glasses that could make your “friend” see what you see, you’d hand them over, right? So let’s say that you do! You take off your glasses that capture a clear heavenly view and place them across his freckled face.

    He can see.
    But now, you can’t. 
                                                   
    What once was clear, is now fuzzy. 

    Have you ever lost your vision? 

    Maybe you’re in a season right now where you feel lost. Or you just need a reminder. Sister, it’s time to reclaim your sight in Jesus’s name by fixing your eyes upon Him. 

    Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33).

    “And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer, and perfecter of faith” (Hebrews 12:1b-2).

    “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:18).

    Jesus makes our vision clear. 

    No longer will I take off my glasses for a guy & I pray you will not either. 

    Keep running your race. Keep looking at the world like Jesus would, and someday, He will bring you the man who you’re supposed to spend the rest of your life with.

    You won’t need to fix him or let him borrow your glasses . . . he will have his own. 

    May your sights seek Him. Your Heavenly Father. Your Maker. Your Friend. Let Him love you, lead you, and protect you in every season, especially this one:) 

    His ways and thoughts are higher. (Isaiah 55:8-9) 
    He wants GOOD things for His children. (Matthew 7:11) 
    He loves you. (John 3:16-17)

    Sister, you’re not being overlooked, You are being hidden. Keep those glasses on girl. 

    With love, 

    Georgia Brown 

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