No dating for a year

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Two weeks ago, I explained to you all why I took a year off from dating. This week, I want to give you a bit of insight as to what I did during my little hiatus. In order for my little break to really be effective and to produce the maximumit was important that I not even entertain the idea of getting to know someone of the opposite sex during that time. None of that.

There was absolutely no communication between me and another guy unless it was friends at church or at different events. Having it any other way would still be flirting with the idea of being in a relationship when I knew I just needed to close that door altogether for the time being in order to work on some things personally.

I dedicated my life back to God about 7 months prior to taking this no dating hiatus. It was going extremely well, and I was falling in love with Jesus like never before. However, the different relationships, situationships, and random guys I kept finding myself involved in, made it difficult to get a good rhythm going in order to really dive in and pursue God like my heart was desiring.

So for me to think that I was going to add a whole romantic relationship on top of that was not very wise. Eventually, one of the relationships would get neglected, and my relationship with God was way too important to me to put anything or anyone else above it.

So, this little break was the perfect opportunity for me to finally make my relationship with God a priority and really go deeper into building on the foundation that was already there. During this time, as I set myself to really seek His face, I became so very hungry for the things of God. I went on dates with Jesus to places like the park, restaurants, ice cream shops or at my house.

I went to just about every worship concert and conference that came to my city, and I took every class offered at my church. I just No dating for a year to consume everything God so that God could consume me. God promises that as we draw near to Him, He will draw near to us James and that we will find Him when we No dating for a year Him with all of our heart. Jeremiah Both of those things happened for me just as God promises, and it continues to happen as I set my heart to seek Him in every season. Because I took some quality time to build my relationship with God, my foundation was stronger than ever.

Throughout that process I gained a stronger identity, God placed purpose on the inside No dating for a year me, and I came out truly knowing and understanding my worth. Not in an overly cocky way, but it was more of a quiet confidence that any guy I came in contact with could instantly identify. This led to better decisions in my relationships and greater patience in the process of waiting. Not to mention, a rock of a foundation for every season of life because of the One my life is built on.

You want to learn a lot about yourself? The best thing you can do is serve. One of the things that I really gave myself to during my dating hiatus and beyond was serving others. The main way I served was through different departments at my church.

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I stayed busy, but there was never any burn out because I was exactly where I was supposed to be doing exactly what I was supposed to be doing. In addition to serving at my church, I also served others in my personal life through different means. I would pray for people my best friend and I used to collect prayer requests once a week on FB and pray for them together. The way some of their faces lit up was priceless. The point is to get you to see that serving has many different benefits of course for the people you are serving but also for yourself. There are tons of benefits to serving, for me serving took up a lot of my No dating for a year so I had no time to be sitting around thinking about dating or moping around because I had no bae.

Secondly, by serving in different areas at my church I was able to discover, develop and hone several giftings that I never knew were on the inside of me.

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Some you may have already No dating for a year were there, but some you may be completely surprised by. You will unearth different passions that you never knew existed and God will begin to show you or confirm to you His purpose for your life. I get so much joy from serving now. I know that serving others during that season built a foundation in me that God could continue to build upon in the seasons to come.

But a married man has to think about his earthly responsibilities and how to please his wife. His interests are divided. In the same way, a woman who is no longer married or has never been married can be devoted to the Lord and holy in body and in spirit. But a married woman has to think about her earthly responsibilities and how to please her husband. This is very important. Do not skip out on this one.

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You will thank me later. I know this was a concern for me. I now know that to be completely false, and I knew this to be true more than ever when I went on my break from dating and just decided to LIVE. During my break,I took the time to go out to just about every singles event at my church not for the sake of meeting No dating for a yearbut simply for the sake of fellowshipping with friends.

I had girls nights with my friends, took road trips, learned how to thrift, learned new skills, and just had pure fun! It makes ALL the difference. You need them for ability, to tell you the truth about yourself and to have fun with.

Everyone needs someone to do life with because none of us are an island. Ultimately, my 1 year of no dating was such an important time in my life. I made it a point to really listen to God and to be open to correction and to always do the hard things. I began to love what He loves and hate what He hates. I learned a lot about myself: the good, the bad and the ugly and I worked on those areas that were bad and ugly while trying to build on those areas that had some good in them. For me a year was perfect. For you, it may be longer or it might be shorter.

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Rita Brooks. I worked on my relationship with God I dedicated my life back to God about 7 months prior to taking this no dating hiatus. I served others like never before You want to learn a lot about yourself? Still Hidden in Him. Show 3 comments.

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