The heartbreak of being lonely temporarily is far less painful than the heartbreak of giving your heart to someone permanently and then discovering they didn’t deserve it, leaving you broken and left to start over again.
You don’t even have to walk down the aisles filled with chocolate covered hearts to see that Valentine’s Day is around the corner; the heart-shaped balloons rise above the shelves while splashes of red and pink spill out over the endcaps and shout out with offers in checkout lanes.
If you’re single, the temptation is label your quiet nights as loneliness and exchange the peace in this place where God has you for the romanticized role the rest of the world plays during this time of year.
I want to challenge you to change your pout into praise.
He sees your pain but it’s His love that is keeping you out of the wrong relationship. It is His favor that is telling you ‘no’. He loves you too much. It’s His grace that is protecting you. He is saving you some time if you’ll wait and listen.
God has a significant plan for your life.
His love for you is specific and exclusive to you. He loves you too much to get caught up in writing your story the same as those surrounding you.
He’s working behind the scenes moving some things out of your life right now.
When we hurt, it’s easy to someone into the deep cracks of our heart because their smooth words soothe the aches. But here’s the problem. One day we may realize that the pain is still there and their words were just words, with no substance to hold us as we heal.
Hurting hearts attract other hurting hearts. If you’re hurting, here is your destiny.
A healthy heart attracts the reflection of healing and wholeness.
So let the Creator mend those broken places and bring the right one to you, in the right time.
Taking it one step further; be careful not to let this ‘loneliness’ lure you into platonic relationships that don’t hold you to being a better version of yourself.
You want someone who is encouraging but who also isn’t shy to ask the challenging questions. A friend who will sit with you in the slums of life but who also doesn’t let you stay there.
Every relationship needs filtering through the voice of God and the Word of God over your life. If they don’t fit, they don’t need to remain. Do you trust the Lord, your Provider, to bring you the right team in the right time?
Get direction from God on who’s in your life. Sometimes we forget that even Jesus had to pray about who He surrounded himself with.
Do you want to please people at the expense of your own destiny?
Hold your ground in trusting the Lord to work it all out in His perfect timing.