As I’ve grown older and become more aware of what true love means, I can clearly see who in my life truly cares for me. On Valentine’s Day just yesterday, I thought it necessary to stop and take notice of the love I have in my life.
I’ve been a single girl for more Valentine’s Days than I can keep track of, so this year I once again got the joy of sitting around and watching all the romance blossoming around me. Those of you who share in my experience know it is hard not to feel lonely and unwanted. It is very tempting for me to look up towards Heaven and say, “Hello up there, where is my Prince Charming?” I’m not going to lie, those words have crossed my mind several “hundred” times, but I found myself not dwelling on the fact that I am single yet again this year. Instead I focused on what I do have, people in my life who truly care for and love me.
I have reflected on my relationships with my parents. This Valentine’s season, this is truly where #MyHeart is! Twice in the past few weeks I have had other people comment on how great my parents are and how the relationship I have with them is rare. My dad is my number one guy! I love to get big bear hugs from him every single day and act like his pot belly is a drum set. That man would do anything for me, no matter what. The unconditional love and the way my dad would give anything up for me is a great reflection of the Father’s love for me and how He gave everything for me by sending His son to die for me. I have never really stopped to think about that before, but it blew my mind! God gave me a small glimpse of His heart for me through the life and love of my earthly father. Do you have someone in your life who can reflect that kind of heavenly unconditional love?
Anyone who knows me knows that my mother is my best friend. I know that sounds clichéd, but I would rather spend time with her than go out on the town on the weekends. If I don’t get at least one lunch date with her during the week, my whole being feels off. The connection I have with her starts at the deepest parts of my soul and radiates out in the small reflections of her character I see in myself. She is my rock, my friend, my mommy, and more than anything a role model of the kind of woman I hope to be one day. She fights every day to be more like Christ; even in the hard things like loving those who are hard to love. She works to better herself and worries far more about others than herself. She is amazing, to say the least.
Reflecting on the relationship I share with my parents this Valentine’s season, it was hard to stay in that place of loneliness and feeling unwanted. It was hard to see my parents’ love for me without focusing on where that love comes from. Ultimately, reflecting on all the love I have around me forced me to see the love God has for me a little more clearly.
To all you single ladies and gentlemen out there, do not dwell on your singleness or loneliness. Instead, use Valentine’s Day to reflect on all the strong people and relationships you have in your life. Focus on the love that you will never be able to fathom and ask God to tell you why He loves you so dearly. Ask Him to tell you what He loves about you.
Matthew 10: 30-31 says,
“But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.“
Do you believe that today? That you are worth more than you give yourself credit for? I know this is something I struggle with daily. It takes constantly reminding myself of my value not in this world, but in Heaven. You are loved and cherished today and every day by the only One who matters! Rest in that truth today! When the enemy starts telling you lies, combat him with this powerful love story:
“But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
Once we grasp this, nothing else matters. You are beloved! That is a little piece of #MyHeart today.
How was your Valentine’s Day 2017?
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