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Triple S: Successfully Single and Saved

This morning I was meditating about my life and how thankful to God I am for the change He’s done in my mind and heart. I was particularly thinking on my singleness and what it means.I am so very proud of myself for finally following God’s lead on relationships and singleness.I didn’t get this way overnight! I had a LOT of bumps in the road before I finally made a quality decision to get on the path of the straight and narrow. Staying on this path takes total trust in God.Let me share some things I’ve learned while living successfully in this season of singleness: 1.You must realize and know that God loves you and has a beautiful plan for your life. (Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope).You have to stop asking “God, why don’t I have anyone?” and ask “God, what is it that I am supposed to be doing for Your Kingdom during this time?”Listen for an answer and pursue what He tells …

The Rise and Fall of Big Sunset

Chocolate.Tall. Burly. Kind. Attentive. Needy. Obsessive. Seductive. I met “Big Sunset” in the spring of 2007 on a social networking website.His profile picture was taken against a beautiful backdrop of a gorgeous sunset.I was immediately drawn to his physical appearance because he was “my type”, hence the nickname Big Sunset.I convinced myself that there was no harm in an innocent friendship. I wasn’t dating anyone so I felt free to engage in the process of getting to know him.We started out by sending messages via e-mail and Instant Messaging, eventually moving to telephone conversations.During our very first conversation, the Holy Spirit said to me “cut him off”.Instead, I conferred with my flesh and said “there’s no harm in having a friend.”Right? I ignored the instruction and kept talking to him. Each time I talked to him, it got harder and harder to cut him loose. I was being wooed by his words.He kept telling me how nice and kind I was.He kept saying he could just hang on my ever…