“You have to walk the walk & talk the talk” – how often have we heard about this?
For me, that means a lot of looking at the Old & New Testaments. A lot of time with the Proverbs 31 Woman & a lot of time with Paul (as well as their contemporaries)…
Here’s the thing about these two though:
~Paul is a man
~The Proverbs 31 Woman had a man
I am neither… yet, I desire to live a life reflective of the walk both would inspire…
“I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.” – Philippians 4:11
Life taught Paul that survival necessitated contentment…
So, for my walk to reflect that, I must be reliant on Christ’s strength, even in this time of being single…However long or short that part of my journey has left.
As for the Proverb’s 31 Woman?
She worked, she cared, she was faithful, she loved, she gave…
I can do all of those things as well, but I don’t have anyone to help pick up the slack. For my survival, I must rely on two: God first, and me second.
I recognize this as the order of my life. And, I accept it as it is. Knowing that my situation is always temporary, even if my singleness turns out not to be. I also recognize that I must be in charge of following God’s lead in order to survive, otherwise, I am utterly on my own.
I look forward to sharing more this month about my journey – many days in just 5 succinct minutes. But, each day, another aspect of how I’m allowing God to prepare me in this time for whatever lays ahead.
I hope you enjoy the journey, as well.
This month, I am participating in #Write31Days challenge, as well as the 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes subchallenge. This year, I have chosen to write more about this particular period of singleness in my life.
This is my 3rd year to participate, and each year, I am amazed at how much I learn about myself and the world around me from writing & reading others’ words. Check out all the fun over at the link up sites. And, Join us, will you?