Oct 26, 2016

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It’s been a “minute” since I’ve blogged. Sorry for the prolonged M.I.A. status! The last time I posted I shared details of my experience living out a vow of purity. It seems only fitting to pick up where I left off, especially since today is my anniversary. Yes, today marks 20 years since I promised to save myself for marriage. I’m going to be honest with you, at the moment that I’m writing this blog post, there are no potentials, no options, no crushes, no secret admirers (unless they’re REALLY good at keeping secrets), no hey-how-you-doings, no let-me-take-you-outs, no nothing…and, I’m okay with that (for real). So, how is it that I’m okay with celebrating 20 years of purity without an end in sight? Purpose.

 

I’ve been blessed enough to “stumble” across my purpose this year. I say “stumble,” but I know it was strategically revealed to me by my mastermind Father. I was completely oblivious to it, but turns out He was dropping hints for years. Thankfully, He picked this year to piece everything together for me. And, now that everything makes sense, I stand back and look at my purpose in awe, simply amazed that He chose me. My heart is overwhelmed with wonder and excitement at what I’ve been chosen to do. I am called to “pursue the rejected and love the broken” – two things I’ve been for years, rejected and broken, but now He’s healed me so I can help heal others. Wow! How beautiful is that? Tears are streaming from eyes as I write this….

 

There’s more to my purpose, and I’ll share more details in future blog posts. But, for now, let me just say knowing my purpose has consumed me with desire to use up all the time I have in this season to carry it out. There’s things I can do now that I won’t be able to do in the next chapter. There’s rejected and broken people that I have access to now that I might not be able to reach once my season changes. It’s not to say that I won’t be able to carry out my purpose once I’m married. I most definitely will. I’ll just be fulfilling it in a different way. That is why it is so important to make the most of my time now. My focus has changed from “when will I leave this season” to “who can I reach in this season.”

 

Since God has changed my entire outlook on life with such beautiful gifts as purpose, identity, and deliverance being unwrapped this year, I decided to do something special. I upgraded my purity ring. I’ve been wearing a purity ring for years, and it has two purposes: 1) it’s a symbol of the vows I took; and 2) it is a gift that I’ll give to my husband on our wedding night. The new ring has slightly different purposes (I think I’ll call it my “commitment ring”). It will still serve as a symbol and reminder of the vows I took, but I will keep this ring as a reminder that Christ is my first love and I’m called to His purpose. The initial ring will still be kept for my husband, but this one will be kept for my Father. I’m so glad this ring proceeds the future ring, and I’m excited for the new journey it signifies – pursuit of God’s purpose. **G.I.G.**

 

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