Lifelong learning. Sometimes it requires payment for classes or perhaps if you're looking for more truth filled learning, simply reading the pages of the Bible will fill your heart and soul with more life lessons than can be counted.

The fact is, we are always learning something.

Think back to when you began a new skill. Playing the guitar, running, continuing education for your job, or even the skill of writing. When you first began you probably thought when will I reach a point of feeling like I'm somewhat decent at this. All of these skills require discipline, commitment and time in order to go from beginner to well versed in your endeavor.

I believe the same thing goes for seasons of being single. It certainly is not easy or a walk in the park. It takes discipline, commitment and time to learn that it's all going to be okay. You are not forgotten or behind in life. 

Instead, this is your time to shine. You have been given the opportunity to learn how to truly depend on God, living life on your own and you have an entirely new perspective than most.

My heart desires a home, husband, to grow our family and adopt.

It took time and some low points to realize that these things will not provide me with the fullness I'm looking for. Sure, they would be so wonderful to have and I am beyond excited for when God opens those doors, in His timing. But I also feel grateful to have learned how to be resilient and better appreciate life.

Fullness is found in Him. Full reliance and trust in Him. 

After years of just getting through this everlasting singleness, I made a decision a long time ago to move past "getting through" it and begin purposefully living fully through that season.

Go out with your friends, yes, even if they are married.

Go to that concert and see the artist you've been dying to see.

Serve others more and more.

Discover your passions in life. What are your biggest dreams?

And the cliche of travel more. But it's true. Even if it's only a couple hours away from home, book it and carve out that time in your schedule.

As I started making these changes I reached the point where I'm at now - a full plate of work, volunteering and pursuing my dreams.

Most importantly, my heart is even more full of Jesus.

Amazing things can happen when you turn your focus from what you want to what you already have. Appreciate those current blessings, embrace them and hold onto them.

If you too find yourself in this season, I strongly encourage you to hand your worries of the future over to God. Release yourself from the pain, heartbreak and loneliness. Pray BIG and often. Even when it doesn't seem like He hears your prayers, He is listening and preparing something so much greater than you can imagine. And lastly, go after those life passions, with or without a husband.

Continue learning and use your skills for a greater good.

Live purposefully.

But, as it is written, "What no eye has seen, nor ear has heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him." 1 Corinthians 2:9

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