A (somewhat) honest look at what it's like to be a single, Christian woman in her mid 30s in Sydney who wants to remain true to the life that God has planned for her but doesn't want to let go of her dream of being in a relationship again and eventually being a wife and mother

Friday, 7 January 2011

-325 What does God want for me in 2011? ( 1st January 2011 )

Photo by Arvind Balaraman
For so many years I really had only two new years resolutions ( even though I swore that I wouldn't make any! )
  1. Lose weight 
  2. Not be single anymore
Well I number one for the first time in years (while not completed) is about halfway done and a work in progress thanks to the migraine diagnosis and a bit of self discipline.

But alas Number 2 - well you wouldn't be reading this Blog if #2 wasn't still an issue ;) 

So I got to thinking while hanging out solo for a while at the lake on New Years Day what if I stopped with what I wanted for 2011 and listened to what God wanted for me in 2011? 

And so I prayed. And I asked God for a word, a leading, an inkling. 


Just the irritating sound of cicadas ;)

Hmmm. I know better than this. God doesn't work to my demands. So I picked up my magazine and began to read and thought that I'd continue this train of thought some other night. 

'Be still and know that I am God' Psalm 46:10

And there it was. In the lull of the cicada noise was that still, small voice that I think I have ignored for much of 2010, hence part of the reason for feeling like I had a somewhat horrid year. I haven't listened to that still voice, I haven't been still enough to listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit.  That's all I need to know for 2011. 



  1. Congratulations on your progress with #2. As for #1, hang in there.

  2. Ah, Be Still... Sounds so simple, but takes real discipline to do it.

    Praying that you will be still, and you will hear His heart for you.

  3. LOL I can identify with your goals. When I think of how hard I prayed about marriage, I want to laugh and cry. It was as if not being married by age 26 would be the end of me!

  4. And did you get married by 26? Lol. ;)

    It's the "time running out to have kids but not wanting to commit to the wrong man" urgency that is in my prayers at 36.

    When I was 26 I just wanted a hot, Christian man ;)

    Thanks for both reading & commenting :)

  5. Nope, and I just hit the big three-o! Yeah, it's often tempting to commit to someone I don't really like, but so far I've held fast to my principles. :D

  6. You are gorgeous Jenny - I'm sure both inside and out. How is it that you haven't been snapped up by some amazing guy yet?

    You hold fast to your principles. As scary as it is I've seen far too many girls ( and guys ) commit to the wrong person and make each other and their kids miserable. And hold each other back from God's plans and purposes.

  7. Thanks...I wish more single, Christian young men agreed with you. :/



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