A Year of God Instead of Guys
So it’s gonna be forever
Or it’s gonna go down in flames
You can tell me when it’s over
If the high was worth the pain
In high school, I looked at dating from a perspective similar to this lyric from Taylor Swift’s Blank Space. Don’t let fool you though, I love Taylor Swift more than any 20 year old woman should ( I may or may not have a t-swift pop-socket on my phone). But this is no way to view something as precious as dating and our relationships with the opposite sex. Take it from me, the high is never worth the pain.
Dating is precious for various reasons, but the main reason being that someday, a person we choose to date is a person we’ll choose to marry. And that in and of itself should make us reconsider the people we go on dates with.
Think of it like this: If dates lead to dating and dating leads to marriage, then should we really go on dates with just anyone? Up until my freshman year of college I didn’t realize that impact of casual dating on my heart and my relationship with the Lord.
After getting my heart broken a few too many times, I decided I wanted more from dates than just a free meal and an opportunity to get all dressed up. I decided my relationship with my heart’s creator meant more than my relationship with my handsome heartbreakers. In a search for love and satisfaction in Jesus alone, I made the bold decision to take 365 days to fast from guys and feast on God.
For me this meant giving up something that was very near and dear to my heart. It meant giving up to the Lord something I always felt control over. This was a year of choosing God instead of guys so that I could choose contentment over confusion and satisfaction over sorrow.
I hope you’ll view my video to see what pushed me over the edge to finally take this step and all the beautiful things the Lord revealed to my heart in this year!