While I’m Waiting

I haven’t posted in a while but that’s probably because not much has happened. I know I’ve posted about boys before, but I heard a great song the other day that kind of re-focused me, and put what I really desire to feel into words. Here are the lyrics

I will move ahead, bold and confident
I’ll be taking every step in obedience, yea

While I’m waiting
I will serve You
While I’m waiting
I will worship
While I’m waiting
I will not faint

I will serve You while I’m waiting
I will worship while I’m waiting
I will serve You while I’m waiting
I will worship while I’m waiting
I will serve You while I’m waiting
I will worship while I’m waiting
I will serve You while I’m waiting
I will worship while I’m waiting on You, Lord

I know that in the end, God will bring the right person into my life, and I just need to wait until then. Which is why I loved the line “I will worship while I’m waiting.”

I know it’s so easy for me to get the “holier than thou because I’m not dating” additude regarding other friends. But I know that kind of additude is NOT pleasing to God. So my lesson for the day? Serve, love, worship our God while I’m waiting. Because guess what? He’ll make me happier than anything I could do on my own.

March 27, 2009. Tags: . Church, Lessons from God. 2 comments.

The Doldrums

Pretty much the title sums it up. In my life, I’ve been not doing much and thus not learning many new lessons. However this evening I did learn something very cool—there are some guys out there who really do care about being gentlemen like I posted on earlier. I was at a friend’s graduation party, and this one guy and I actually got in a long discussion about guys and how flippant most of them are these days, and how they just take and use girls and very rarely actuallyl get to know them in God-honoring relationships. Thus, why I’m not dating for a while. But anyway, I found out this kid really does strive to please God by being courteous. It was great. Made me happy.

For all you ladies out there who are waiting for that “perfect gentleman”…..THERE’S HOPE!!!!!! The great thing is I actually had a similar e-mail discussion with an amazing guy who I really respect as a man of God (he’s my age) and he said the same thing. Don’t give up–there are real guys like that out there….and they’re not all scary nerds. 😀 ……nothing against nerds, I just can’t see myself marrying one.

Especially as I get older and still have never dated. Still have never kissed a guy (well, not one that counts…5-year-old and stage kisses don’t count). Still never told a guy “I love you” in a romantic way, it gets really hard because I see all my friends “falling in love” and being “so happy”.

So the point of this post? Whether a guy or girl keep your standards high, and wait for that “perfect guy/girl” God has for you. Don’t give in to pressure, and honor the Lord in all you do. If I’ve waited all my life to date, so can you. And one day we’ll meet that “special person.” I can’t wait.

Oh, P.S. the Mars Hill sermon was amazing today!! It was about the Church and its role and everything else you’ve ever wanted to know…. I’m sure they’ll post it soon so stay tuned on their website!!

June 8, 2008. Tags: , , , , . Lessons from God. 2 comments.

Mark Driscoll and Dating

Dating. A popular topic. One of the most popular among Christian teens. Sunday 2/17/08 Mark Driscoll preached a fantastic sermon about dating and guy/girl relationships. Mark’s sermon can be watched here. It addressed all the great points. What is courtship? Is dating okay? What is “christian dating”? What is too far? Why date?

Though I have decided not to date until I’m out of highschool, I still got a lot out of it! For instance, it’s hard not to go after guys, but do you really want a guy who goes after flirts? Let a man pursue you for who you really are. Also, why date if you’re not ready to get married? It’s like asking the person’s dad, “can I have part of your son/daughter’s heart for a few months? I don’t want to marry him/her, I just want to have fun.” Would you ask that of someone!?!!? I’d hope not. Also, wait for a man who is a leader and who cherishes you. It’s so hard to wait, and it seems so easy just to flirt with the guys and get attention that way, but I know that’s not pursuing the best for me, for him, and for our future. I want to be able to walk down the isle without any regrets. God give me strength.

February 20, 2008. Tags: , , . Lessons from God. 2 comments.