Butter + Navy // Singular Singleness
Hello to you, right in the midst of your July week! I hope you enjoy today's outfit, as well as some thoughts I was inspired to write.
Yesterday's outfit featured a simple pairing of an embroidered butter yellow skirt with a navy and white striped cardigan. Brown flats completed the look. As it was a bit cooler than I was hoping, a denim jacket (not pictured) kept me warm for a good part of the day. The colors of this simple outfit seem just right for a not-too-hot summer's day.
Outfit Details: Cardigan ~ Consignment or Thrift Store; Skirt ~ Consignment or Thrift Store; Shoes ~ Walmart
Singleness is a strange thing. At times it looks like a glittering horizon of adventure and independence. It seems that God has a big, exciting, challenging plan for us. At other times, it puts an ache in our hearts to be loved by an amazing man. We see our peers coupling off and feel awkward. We just might have the urge to listen to solo piano music.
If you're anything like me, you already know a lot about this subject from various resources. We are to give our lives completely to God. We can serve Him in ways we can't when we are married. When we have crushes we are to give them to the Lord and recognize that the object of our admiration could be someone else's husband. These things may indeed stay us in good stead through our singleness journey.
There are a few things we weren't prepared for though. What do we do when our unmarried time becomes a stressful whirlwind of things we won't have time for if we had husbands? What do we do when giving up our crushes is a lot harder than it sounds? What if the big, exciting plans we're expecting don't seem to be unfolding, and our lives begin to feel dull? What if we begin to have doubts about relationships while still desiring them?
Singleness is a singular thing. We can read all about it in our teens and enter our adult years still not knowing what it all means. No one that can tell us exactly what singleness should look like in our individual lives or foresee what emotions and trials we will face.
I don't have all the answers, but I do know this: as with other aspects of our walk in Christ, we must follow God's word and trust that the He is holding the road maps of our lives. We may or may not make the trip with a husband by our side, and more or less of our life may be spent with this man. However, as long as the Lord is driving, we need never doubt the journey.
Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.
I Corinthians 2:9