by Kellie Mendoza
Girls who are in relationships seem to always think that those of us who are not are getting tired of hearing about their relationships, their happiness, their joy, their men.
So, all you girls who are fallen to twitterpation, I’m gonna let you in on a little secret.
There is more than one reason for this.
1. We are your friends. When you’re hurt, we hurt with you. When you’re sad, we’re sad with you. When you’re mad, we’re mad with you. And when you smile, we smile with you. When you are joyful, it is our pleasure to share that joy with you. We love to see you happy. We love to see the beautiful things that the Lord is unfolding for you as you grow; because we’re watching you grow in many areas – as a person, in your relationship with your special man, and, most importantly, in the Lord. Seeing those things brings us joy because we love you.
2. We have known you when there was not a special someone. We now know you when there is one. And we can watch and grow, too, as we learn from you the things that we will be glad to know someday when our turns come.
3. Being that we have known you before there was a special someone, and now know you when there is, we are able to see how quickly things change…how fast they go from having “no one” to suddenly having “someone.” The someone. And it is so encouraging because we are able to see what we have to look forward to; it reminds us that when we stay the course, and continue going about our lives growing in Christ, and getting closer to Him; as we continue to do things His way, remaining chaste and pure, and waiting for the one that He has prepared for us; and as we continue waiting on the Lord, that He will give us the desires of our hearts.
4. The world is so inundated with romance done the wrong way. It’s everywhere we turn. We see that, and know that we will never get our own romance in those ways. And it seems hopeless. Until we see you folks. And then we get that reminder of what we have to hope for if we continue to be committed to doing things the right way.
So please, you who are courting or in relationships, don’t stop talking about it. Don’t stop sharing your joy. Don’t stop posting pictures. It’s one way that the Lord reminds us of the hope that we have for our future romances, done the right way.
Please don’t stop.