Inspiration for the Single Heart

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I have not shared some of my favorite quotes for a while. Here are some on singleness and dating that have been a blessing to me. If you are currently in this season I hope it encourages you to keep trusting God in your wait. 

“Nobody is perfect. Not even that man of yours. Or the man you’re interested in. Or the one you went on that date with…. You’re never gonna find “the perfect man.” But you will find men who are worth it. Worth it just as much as you are. And together your love will be worth the fight of your life. Don’t let your “dear future husband” list get in the way of finding a heart truly worth your time, and someone who will truly love you the way you deserve to be loved. It’s not about perfection. It’s about seeing beyond the imperfections to someone who is committed to you and building a godly relationship with you. Believe me, it’s worth it.” -Lauren DeMoss

“You can allow your singleness to explain you but not identify you. You can allow your singleness to be an aspect of your life but not the essence of your life. You can live your life without waiting for someone else to show up and make it worthwhile. You can be open to a relationship without putting your entire life on hold until one occurs.” –Mark Driscoll

“Stop acting like singleness is a disease. If Jesus wasn’t sufficient, you’d be born into a relationship. Stop checking your biological clock and remember that God operates in perfect timing. He is the AUTHOR of time. You’re going to be okay. Have a crazy, wild adventure with Jesus and let the Bridegroom romance you!” -Bailey Redmond

“It’s not rocket science. If a man likes you he will pursue you and he won’t even consider anyone else. Don’t let some man make you feel like an optional choice question on a test – you have value and worth. Make the decision for him and move on.”Heather Lindsey

“Soulmates are made, not born. Maintaining a healthy relationship is more about commitment than perfection. Every person on earth has imperfections. And the reality is there is more than one person we could spend our lives with. If you are empty, broken or insecure and you believe a spouse is the silver bullet to your problems, buckle up. It will be a bumpy ride. You will never be able to enjoy the beauty of marriage if you think your spouse’s job is to complete you.” -Frank Powell

“The saddest things isn’t to sit home without a date on Friday night but to never reach the potential that God has for you and never become who God called you to be. The key to life is to BECOME someone more than it is to find someone. Your life story trumps your love story.” -Louie Giglio

“Never rush the process of singleness. It will rob you of the moments God wants to use to show you who you really are alone.” -Brittney Moses

“Until Jesus Christ is the obsession of your heart, you’ll always be looking to mere men to meet your needs that only Him can fill. Only when you make Jesus Christ your first love, will you be ready for a love story that reflects His glory.” -Leslie Ludy

“Relationships are not fun-filled fantasies that will satisfy your emptiness. They’re hard work. Don’t be in a rush to get in one.” -JS Park

“Eve was created to enhance Adam’s life, not to be his life. Dating is about companionship, not completion.” Darren Youngstrom

“Don’t ever feel discouraged for wanting someone to hold you, to feel loved and known. Stop thinking “I shouldn’t be feeling this, I should be strong.” because the ache that is in you is natural, and no medicine on earth can rid the pain of wanting companionship. But don’t let that ache become a disease, don’t let it cripple your life, because you have so much to live for. When you have those aches for a love not yet known, take some time, write it out, take a deep breath; you are allowed to want love, you are allow to feel deeply, and you are allowed to wish it came soon, but you are not allow to let it keep you from a life lived fully. You are not complete with someone else, you are complete now; Just learn to love the person you are, so that when you do meet someone great, they will see the beauty that you hold, and love you all the more for the life you have chosen to live.” T.B. LaBerge

“To expect another person to make you feel happy, secure, and fulfilled will leave you disappointed at best and disillusioned at worst. Even a great husband makes a very poor God. Only God can settle those deep heart-needs. A man can never do this.” Lysa TerKeurst

“Men and women will never find a significant other who completes them. A fling, a fantasy, a boyfriend or girlfriend—even a spouse—is not going to satisfy what has gone wrong in you. Only Jesus will do that. Because your heart is broken. You need a Savior, and no one person can fix it.” Matt Chandler

“Singleness is not a time for watching life go by, but a chance to develop your gifts and use this season—however long it is—to serve the Lord, while trusting God for his good timing for romance.” Joshua Harris

“Your story has far more to do with finding your purpose in life than it does with finding the love of your life.” Debra Fileta

“Don’t get married because you think he or she is “the one.” Trust me, they’re not. There’s no such thing! But do get married when you see who God is making somebody to be, and it lights you up. When you want to be a part of that story of transformation. That journey to the future. when you are well aware of it will be a long and bumpy ride, but you don’t want to miss one mile. Because you believe in God’s calling on them, and you want in.” John Mark Comer

“Any relationship that hasn’t been prayerfully considered is a relationship you should reconsider.” Jarrid Wilson

“The best relationships aren’t rushed, they’re realized. Love rooted in friendship and nurtured with time is unshakable.” Mandy Hale

“It can be really hard to wait. But better to wait for what’s meant for you than to settle for what’s not.” Mandy Hale

“Don’t get caught up with people who are only supposed to be in your life for a season. Don’t get too attached to someone who isn’t what God would want for his daughter. Don’t waste your precious time of fretting over mixed signals. Allow God to get your hopes up of finding a man who is really worth the wait…. because He really truly loves you, and cares about your love life, and He has your best interest at heart as long as your heart is given to Him.” Lauren DeMoss 

“He’s got the car, the house, and the bank account. But how is his relationship with God? It’s great to have a man who can physically support you. But what is most important is that he can SPIRITUALLY support you. If he doesn’t love Jesus more than he loves you, he won’t be hearing from God to know how to lead, love, and support you the right way. Listen sis- Physical attributes don’t make a man. His heart after God does.” Allyson Rowe

“When God’s in it… it flows. When the flesh is in it… it’s forced. If He is in it, it’s remarkable how approval will be granted, how a growing interest will percolate, and how the timing will fall right into place. It will come together almost in spite of you.” Charles Swindoll

“Being single is not a curse. No matter how lonely you may feel. No matter how strong the temptation is. Don’t rush into something just because you’re tired of being single. It’s better to be alone than suffering through a relationship God didn’t put together.” Deborah Rodriguez

“Just because they give you their attention, does not mean you should give them your heart. Read what I just said, repeat it until you have learned it, and live it.” T.B. LaBerge

“Hope for love, pray for love, wish for love, dream for love… but don’t put your life on hold waiting for love.” Mandy Hale

“A man worth having does more than sweep you off your feet. He leads them closer to heavens gates with a little laughter, lots of love, passion, and purpose.” Jordan Lee

“Finding the “one” should not be your life’s goal. Your life’s goal should be to magnify The ONE who gave you life.” Coleen York

“Be with someone who does more than just romances you, but also spiritually enhances you.” -Deborah Rodriguez

“Beware of instant intimacy, of relationships that go from zero to one hundred overnight. Healthy relationships take time. They respect boundaries.” Beth Moore

“Stop looking for someone who just makes you feel good and start looking for someone who makes you more like Jesus.” Noah Herrin

If you want to read some great blog posts related to singleness please click HERE. 

Have a wonderful week! –Anna

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