I was sitting on my couch at 10 am on a Friday morning, contemplating whether or not to go for a run before settling into my work for the day and it hit me- I had so much freedom.
Part of that freedom comes from my job (aka the best job ever) in college ministry, allowing for flexible and non-traditional hours. But another huge part of it comes from the fact that I am single.
I’ve started getting into God’s word with some sweet ladies over at #hellomornings and they are so amazing! Mamas getting up before their kids to spend time with God. Sacrificing their own sleep gladly to honor the Lord.
I am in awe of you moms. You go all day changing diapers, making lunches, kissing boo-boos. You’re exhausted and spent. And yet you still wake before the dawn to meet with the King. You’re my heroes.
And you’ve made me so grateful. I’ve realized that this singleness may only be a season. That if someday God chooses to bless me with a family I will look back longingly at the days when I could spend a whole morning uninterrupted, copying Psalm after Psalm as I #writetheword.
Thank you mamas for showing me and reminding me how precious time is. How valuable it is, and how easily it can get pulled away and placed into other things.
I want to live my single life well. I want to be grateful for the abundance of time and freedom that God has given me. I want to be a steward who blesses the Lord.
This summer I have roughly 2000 hours free. Well I guess about 1400 after you count on me sleeping sometimes. How will I use those hours to make Jesus known?
My time is my own. I am only held responsible to God. I do not have a family or a husband to consider, so if I choose to squander my hours watching re-runs of the Gilmore Girls on TV, I’m the only one responsible.
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