Happy New Year from the EmpowerMoments Team! To allow our team time to enjoy our families during this holiday season, we will be on winter break until January 14, 2013. In the meantime, you will be able to catch up on some of our favorite EmpowerMoments’ series. This week we are featuring our favorite posts from the award-nominated Single in the City series. Have a blessed weekend!
Last month I celebrated my birthday and there was nothing anyone could do to steal my joy. I was ecstatic to be able to say that I made it 27 years and despite the many detrimental attacks from the enemy I was still standing! I was so excited to be an overcomer that I made it my business to party all 30 days of September. I went on a couple of “mini-vacays”, hung out with girls, and showed the city what it means to be “Single in the City.” In short, I really enjoyed myself until I realized that my overly positive attitude was nothing more than a mere ACT!!!
Examining the events that transpired last month a little closer, I made the following discoveries — Labor Day weekend my bestie was eager to cut our road trip short to get back to her new beau. On my birthday it seemed as if all my friends had someone of the opposite sex to text or call except for me. That Saturday we went out and everyone was turning down advances from men all night, but as “fly” as I looked it was as if I was invisible. That next weekend I attended a wedding and we all know how that turned out judging from part 3 of this series. And finally, during the conclusion of the month’s festivities, my roommate’s GREAT new guy friend came to visit. Again, as I reflected on the things that took place I was able to clearly see that all of my girls have crossed over and I have been left asking, “Is it my time yet?”
Now ladies before you call me out on my many sermons about being in relationship with God and Him being “my man,” just know that I do get lonely in life. Let’s keep it real; God is omnipresent, but I miss a man’s presence. My relationship with God is unwavering and so is His love, but heaven I need a hug! However, it may just NOT be my time. So I ask, what is a girl to do when times get rough?
“And I will give them singleness of heart and put a new spirit within them. I will take away their stony, stubborn heart and give them a tender, responsive heart…” (Ezekiel 11:19 ESV)
Judging from the above Bible verse I was equipped, anointed, and strategically hand-picked for this position. No matter how things may look my Daddy has once again shown me how I am right where He needs me to be. On that note, the answer to my question is simple: Yes, it is my time to continue allowing the Father to remove things that are holding me back and replacing them with what I need to make it in “Love Land.”
Thank You for thinking so highly of me that You are taking Your time to mold me into the woman You need me to be. Allow me to remain focused on the future and by-pass the right now. It may not be my time for a mate just yet, but I trust the plan You have for my life. No matter who he is and whenever we meet I know that You will make sure that I am ready without a doubt. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!
Single girls around the world, I EMPOWER you to continue to wait for your time. The game of LIFE is different for everyone and at this time we are simply waiting for the next move from God. He will only move when He knows we are totally prepared so allow Him to do what needs to be done.
Ms. Latasha Sampson is an accomplished writer who is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Human Resources Management. She resides in Nashville, Tennessee where she is a faithful member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. She serves tirelessly with the Evangelism Team there. Latasha also works at Mt. Zion as a member of the Administrative Support Staff. Her favorite scripture is “No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn.” Isaiah 54:17