Her Story:

Her Story: Raquel

I want to be the kind of single person that people want to be around.
I don’t want to be a single person that others feel sorry for.
I believe that the way others treat me will be directly related to how I view myself.
I don’t pity myself. As a single woman, I feel empowered. 

It’s taken time (i.e. years) to get to a place where I don’t simply accept my singleness, but I embrace it.
I delight in it. I see it as it is – a season full of joys and sorrows, but mostly joys (at least that’s my story).
Years of honest conversations with God about my feelings
and choosing to work on a relationship with Him even when it’s hard
has led me to a place of contentment. I hold my future with open hands
because I trust the one who authors my life. And I have never felt such freedom. 

I encourage singles repeatedly to be brutally honest with God.
He can handle it.
I was 20 years old when I banged my hands against my steering wheel with tears streaming down my face,
pleading with God for a beautiful young love story. But, he had other plans for me,
which included living in a foreign country for a year, traveling,
developing deep friendships, working for ten years at a non-profit organization,
and having other amazing adventures. 

Life didn’t turn out the way I thought it would. It never does.
I assumed I would get married at 25 years old as my mom did. I’m grateful I didn’t.
I wouldn’t be the person I am without my experiences and I wouldn’t know God the way I do.
So, if you’re single, don’t waste this time.
Stop fixating over what you don’t have, count your blessings, and give God the desires of your heart.
Lay them at his feet.
Yes, he cares about your longings and your pain but he also cares
about how you’re living your life in the present.
Because girlfriend, whether or not you view it this way,
singleness is not a curse that you have been burden with.
It’s a precious gift specifically for you.

What will you do with it?



Galatians 2:20
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.
The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.


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