Everyone had a boyfriend, in fact, some of the girls had girl friends. Everyone seemed to have somebody. Being single was almost embarrassing – it was like there was something wrong with you. I tried to claim being single by choice, but it sounded like I was trying to convince myself rather than anyone else. So I yielded to the pressure and I got in a relationship. Truth is, I wasn’t ready.
I hadn’t invested the time in discovering who I am. I wasn’t established in my personality, character, or even developed my own principles. I was desperate to leave the strong guidance of parents, but I hadn’t taken the time out to think through what sort of person I really was, to be confident in my identity. This meant getting caught up in many avoidable situations, pandering to pressure to do and be things that were not me.
I didn’t have to put my hand in the fire to know I could get burnt, but that’s exactly what I did. I wasn’t ready to be someone’s girlfriend. I hadn’t taken the time out to learn what that required of me, how far I wanted to go and where I wanted it to lead… so I went with the flow and nearly drowned but for His amazing grace. Thankfully, discovering my identity in Christ helps me navigate through the darkness of life with amazing clarity… if only I’d known this then.
One day to go! Come joins us at the LWC youth ministry workshop;
Let’s Talk about: Finding Bae
Where: 1 Staffa Road, Leyton, London, E10 7PY
Date: 26th September 2015
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