A little over 3 1/2 years ago, I embarked on an epic journey. In January 2008, after a challenging message by my pastor about crossing the line (the line could look different to different people, just whatever God was leading you to) I committed to remain single until I was 33, a little over 3 years. I didn’t come to this decision rashly, the Holy Spirit had been working up to this. I wasn’t in a relationship at the time but I had been highly distracted by a possibility and as a result I had shifted my focus off of Christ. At the time I made the commitment, 3 years seemed like a really long time but today marks the end of those 3 years and it doesn’t seem long at all now!
The past 3 years have been amazing and I wouldn’t change a thing! Dedicating those years to seeking Christ and really focusing on my relationship with him has made all the difference. I’m not saying that this kind of thing is for everyone, or even anyone else, this was just the way things needed to go for me. These years have been jam packed with healing, growth, learning, revelation, self-discovery, forgiveness, correction, adventure, change, joy, and love.
As I walk into whatever is next, I’m excited and a tad nervous, but I’m definitely different.