Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Lady of Reckless Abandonment

So I've been so inspired by this book by Jackie Kendall and Debby Jones called "Lady in Waiting: Becoming God's Best While Waiting for Mr. Right". I'm learning to become strong in Christ before adding another person to my life or worrying about finding a partner and letting God bring me the right person. He knows what we need and what we're going to need in life, so why not let Him send Mr. Right?
The first chapter is about "Being a Lady of Reckless Abandonment". Kendall and Jones tell us how in Jesus' time a lady would receive an alabaster box full of precious ointments from her family. The day a man would come and ask her for her hand in marriage, she would accept by smashing her alabaster box for him to show her honor.
It takes a young woman to smash her alabaster box for Jesus in order to give up her dreams and fantasies about guys for what Jesus can bring to her.
We need to realize as women, that NO ONE will ever give us the satisfaction that God can, not even the man we'll marry someday. When we decide to recklessly abandon everything we want, and give it over to the plans of what Jesus wants for us, the adventure is just as, if not more exciting.
Imagine if girls were to put all the time and energy they would into a boyfriend into their walks with God? First of all, we'd be a lot happier now, and a lot happier in the end, because that is when we start to realize we will never get the same happiness from a guy that only God can provide. In the long run, when we're married and with a husband, the relationship is more likely to be successful, because we know that we can't expect our guys to give us that satisfaction. It's not fair to them or God.
So be a lady of reckless abandonment. Screw what the American culture says about finding a man, or jumping from guy to guy until you can tolerate one. Instead, give God a try. He knows the desires of your heart and He knows what you need now and later. Give up your fantasies to Him, your dreams to Him and your relationships to Him. See what adventures he can take you on. You won't regret it. Pin It

1 comment:

tweller01 said...

Well... Being a guy, it's hard to write a comment on this matter from a girls point of view. :) But thinking on it and talking to someone about it, I believe as guys, we can do the same thing. :) We should make sure we are right with God and ourselves before finding a wonderful young woman. Make sure we love Him and respect Him, as well as ourselves. Maybe we should step back and set the cruise control to "God" so to speak. See where He takes us, and wants us to do. Like you say, you never know what adventures He'll take you on. I'm still learning this though... I used to live that way, "chasing" after someone. And honestly, I found it quite frustrating, disheartening, etc. So with much thought and talking to a friend *wink* I've decided to put my energy, strength, love, respect, and devotion in God. And when He sees that I am ready to handle another person in my life, He WILL provide. Until then, I'll answer His call. And walk where He leads. To lend support and pass the candle to others. And again, to be honest, it sounds like a wonderful journey.