Boys to Men | A Guest Post
While I’m not a Christian right now, I’ve matured enough to realize that there are too many blessings in this world to not give thanks to someone. It is funny how I constantly find people in my life kindling that fire and curiosity I have about Christianity…
People that are believers in Jesus.
People that are living their life to glorify Him and the spread the Gospel.
Purpose-driven people I admire, who have so much passion, love, and thankfulness in a Person they cannot physically see or touch but can have such a deep relationship with.
People who have faith that there is a purpose for their life.
And that… is hard not to notice. It’s hard not to notice their unwavering faith in something bigger and deeper than themselves. And even without fully understanding how it all works, I know that that is what I want: a foundation and purpose for the way to live my life.
I seem to be slow at everything … but this is so fundamental to moving forward in life. To contribute to a team of any sorts, you have to know yourself and what you can bring to the table. And when I think of being in a relationship with someone, I see myself in a team of love and support and doing good works together.
Maybe that is why I’m holding out on dating for the time being. I need more time. More time to discover myself and my faith. More time to grow into the lady I want to be. I’m holding out for coming to know something bigger and deeper than myself. Once I figure that out, then I can start thinking about giving dating relationships another chance.
I try to see light and lessons in everything. While these tricky friendships are hard to navigate and sometimes strain my energy and spirit, I am thankful for them.
I’m thankful for:
- The chance to be an example for these men. Hopefully by seeing the strength of my resolve to pursue what I know in my heart to be a fulfilling relationship, they may look deeper in their hearts and decide what they ultimately want out of their life and life partner.
- All these little tests and temptations along the way—they confirm what I’m ultimately working towards. Having the encouragement from blogs like Ruthie Dean, having amazing Christian mentors in my life, and seeing friends in faith-based relationships, gives me hope and constant encouragement.
Maybe one day I will clearly know my purpose – the reason I was created and blessed entirely too much. I try to stay true to my belief of what a solid foundation for a relationship is built on. I know that one day, I’ll find the right person to walk through life with in a relationship full of love and support for each other’s life purpose.
What about you? How does your purpose in life play into your relationships? Where does your purpose come from?
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