Saturday, November 27, 2010

Crazy Blogging! :)

So lately I've been blogging more bc I've been home on Thanksgiving break! Hopefully I will keep it up! :)

This is a challenge, but i want you to take it seriously... From what I've heard from other girls and what I've experienced myself is it seems impossible to remain pure until marriage. Maybe with the "big" things like no sex until marriage (for some girls that even seems impossible!) don't seem impossible, but the little things do. The things like giving your heart away to a guy or as so many girls expressed becoming emotionally attached. Maybe it is giving a kiss away... one at a time. Maybe to you it's more or maybe it's less. Each person is different. The point is at times it can seem like marriage will never get here and there is no way on earth you can stay pure until then! I've heard girls say that exact thing over and over...

So, what can you do? Here is my idea, fight it as a daily battle. Do not think of it as 5 years before you get married. Think of it as one more day. I'm not big into journaling, but i do some during hard or tempting times. I kept a journal that i will most likely give to my husband one day and at the end of each day I would write down how I had waited for him... whether it pushing a guy away from kissing me, whether it be I turned down a guy bc i knew he wasn't the right one, maybe it was just choosing to control my thoughts, or some days it is just simply that i was so lonely yet with joy i waited for him. Now are you going to succeed every day? No. At least i know I don't! You will make mistakes, but most likely not near as many bc you will not feel near as hopeless. You may not want to write it down, but find a way to keep up with it. Maybe have a friend that you talk to alot who you can tell, "I waited". The best part about this is when you feel like you cant wait and you want to give up you can either go back and read or have your friend remind you of all the times you did succeed and if you've done it before you can do it again!!

I challenge you to begin your day asking God to help you fight the battle and lay down at night thanking Him for the victory! If you didn't have a victory praise God for what He will do tomorrow!

Girl... As my roommate says, "You got this!" You are stronger than you know and with God there is not one doubt in my mind that you can not remain pure until your wedding day!!

Much love,
JEN

7 comments:

Renee said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog! This is some excellent advice. I agree, and it is such a good thing to look at it like one day at a time. It can get overwhelming to think that you might have to fight for years, but one day at a time, and you never know if tomorrow God will bring that special person across your path. Keep up the good work! :)

Gaby said...

AMAZING post, it's sooo true! I've never really though of it as a 'daily battle' but it does makes sense! We have to start fighting today, not later on, because then it might be too late... It's a big deal, but if we try hard and with the Lord's help we can do it! Thanks for the encouragement!

anna :) said...

i accept your challenge :)

...although it's not really hard since i'm merely a freshman. but i do have a crush, and i think i need to keep my focus on God and not him :)

thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog! i think you're blog's great too!

blessings always & forever,
anna :)

Sierra said...

I have a journal for my future husband and I find that it makes me happy to write about how I have improved on something in my relationship with God or how I ignored a cute guy or something.I don't date yet and so I don't see any guys other than at church or out and about since I am homeschooled.So in that case I don't have anything to write there.Have I mentioned you are great Purity writer?Cause you are really great!I LOVE your posts!Sierra

Lady Rose said...

Jen,

Waiting can be a difficult pursuit, especially when you are talking about waiting to share your love for one man, e.g., your husband. I had to wait a long time before I met my husband, but it surely was worth the wait, and I am glad that I didn't just pick "any ole guy."

At any rate, thank you for commenting on my blog today. It was a pleasure to "see" you there. I hope that you will "visit" me again soon.

Take great care!

Blessings,

-Lady Rose

abigail oliveros said...

oh I'm jealous how you can wear tshirts at this time of year. I really love autumn but not a big fan of winter and snow. I find it hard to figure out what to wear. ahahaha how are you my dear?

Chloe~Jane said...

Hello,
I just thought I would let you know that I love your blog! It is so encouraging.
Love In Christ,
Chloe~Jane
P.S Here is my blog:
http://lovinglife777.blogspot.com/