The Holidays

Oh what a wonderful time of year it is!  Who doesn’t love Christmas time?  The snow, family, gifts, the birth of our Saviour?  Let’s be honest….for some of us, Christmas can feel like a lonely time.

When I was single, I looked forward to leaving the cold grip of New York City and heading to my parents house in sunny Hollywood, FL.  Yet despite being surrounded by family, I remember yearning for a better half to wake up to on Christmas morning.

Brace yourself ladies, I’m about to keep it real.  I’d like to take this time to tell you that loneliness is not an absence of person, but an absence of purpose.  When we’re lonely, often times we think that a special someone will fill that void or even God will fill that void.  Yes, it’s true that He makes us whole (1 Thess 5:23), but you can know God and not know your purpose.

Do you know your purpose?  Or does your soul (thinker, feel, emotions) desire a different purpose than the one Daddy placed in your spirit (the part of you that will live forever)?

Take time this holiday season to ask the Holy Spirit to confirm those things in your life that you don’t have peace about.  Ask Him to reveal more about your purpose in life so you can stay excited and focused on those things above and unseen.  Remember, God’s purpose for you is in His word.  However, we still need to hear from Him (Rhema word).  So read His written word and listen for His voice to receive revelation knowledge.

Maybe you’re not sure you’re in the right career? Relationship? City?  Degree of study?  Or maybe you’re in bondage to a character flaw in your old man (your flesh) that is holding you back from your destiny.

There’s no way around it ladies, you Prince Charming needs a woman who can survive on her own because she trusts in the Lord and not her own understanding.  Mr. Right doesn’t want someone that’s needy and incapable of enjoying life without him.  Trust me, men of God want strong, capable, and resourceful women.

Read proverbs 31:10-31…relax…she’s not real.  But she is certainly an example to be followed.

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One thought on “The Holidays

  1. “Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,

    but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

    Give her of the fruit of her hands,

    and let her works praise her in the gates.”

    That’s a good one, Nic

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