Friday, November 25, 2016


Hello everyone :-) I hope you are having a great holiday. Chronicles hasn't returned but I felt led to share something with you that's been on my heart. As always, I hope it encourages you and helps you as you continue on your journey as a future wife.  

What do you believe about men? Have you ever asked yourself this question? For some, as you go on your journey through singleness, it's important to ask yourself real, honest questions and I believe this is one of them. You can also dig a little deeper: Do you think all men are cheaters? Do you think they don't know how to commit? Do you think they aren't worth much? Are you willing to settle for just anyone because you don't think there's a real, good, complete, whole man for you? If you have this type of mindset and you are struggling with the "whys" of your singleness, this may be a part of your struggle; it may be why you don't have clarity about how God wants you to continue on your journey. It gets worse when you buy in to what you see and what you hear. In this age of social media, we can be inundated with all types of negative messages. These messages can also be seen and heard in other ways: lyrics in a song talking about another relationship gone wrong, headlines reporting that another couple is getting a divorce or infidelity as part of the equation of someone's relationship. It can even be your own, personal experiences. All of these things can influence what you believe about men. 

So, what does all of this mean for you as a single woman who desires marriage? I believe it means it's time to ask yourself, "What do I believe about men?" I believe this will help to give you clarity and will help to remove the negativity that could be hindering you from seeing men as God intends for you to see them. After all, how can you believe God for a wonderful man when your view of them may not be so good? Even if your view of men is good, I believe it's still necessary to check yourself so that some of the negativity we see and hear doesn't take root. 

So, one more time: What do you believe about men? Be honest. Having a negative mindset about men is a burden and not conducive to the mindset that's needed in order to be hopeful about the awesome man God has for you. 

P.S. This mindset goes both ways, for men as well. This world is not set up for us as Believers so be careful of buying in to what it sells (Romans 12:1-2).

I will be back to share Part 2. 

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Want to take more inventory of your single life? Check out this post.

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