06 June 2013

We're All in This Together

 Founders Note: Today on the blog is Kiki, we connected when we asked her about sponsoring our blog. When we read her blog we instantly wanted to ask her to guest post because she shared our passion for encouraging women. So here's some of her thoughts on singleness and we hope you are encouraged by them as much as we were.

We're All in This Together If you're a twenty-something (or younger), you might recognize that post title from High School Musical. And yes, I did just go there.  And while I could talk about all of the times I spent singing and harmonizing to those catchy Disney songs, I will refrain from it today and instead share what that song has to do with my heart, my blog, and my love for Jesus Christ. There's something powerful about the blogging community, amiright? When I first started blogging, I was shocked to read that other bloggers made lifelong friends over the internet. I mean, really? The internet seemed like a weird place to meet people, let alone befriend people. And yet, here I am, blogging and meeting other bloggers who not only share my love for Jesus but who can also relate to me on so many levels. And all of these lovely ladies are women I now consider friends. One of the topics that's nearest and dearest to my heart is singleness. Before blogging, I thought I was alone in this struggle. I've had friends who were dating, engaged, and/or married since high school and it was a struggle for me to get through my days (Facebook especially) without feeling lonely and envious. It was hard. And I struggled. And I turned to envy and worry instead of Him. But after I started blogging from the heart, I found myself sharing more and more about singleness. And that's when I realized that I'm not alone. I may not have a ring on my finger, but I have a Savior in my life and countless friends who encourage, pray, and share my singleness experiences.
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So that's where this song title comes in. We're all in this together, ladies. You're not alone and you don't have to keep your struggles to yourself. Because in my experience, when you open up your heart, Jesus, friends, and loved ones quickly fill it up. And that's why I'm encouraging you to reach out to your support system when you're struggling (or even rejoicing!). If you're a blog reader, reach out to a blogger. If you're a blogger, reach out to your blog readers. We weren't created to live out our lives alone. God created friends for a reason, amen? And not only do we have one another, but we have Jesus. He wants you to come to Him and share what's on your heart. Share it in a prayer, a journal, or a midnight worship session. He's there for you and He wants to be a part of your life. In fact, He's there for us 24/7. Talk about an amazing support system!  Speaking of support systems, this blog here, is definitely one of them! So a special thank you to Britney and Hillary. Thank you for your dedication to encouraging others women and creating such a wonderful environment for fellow bloggers like me. 
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Kiki is a recent college grad with hopes of working with kids and their families. She loves anything coconut-related, taking too many photos, and writing until her hands hurt. Join her at In Its Time, a blog about life, love, and a whole lotta Jesus. Connect with her here: blog | bloglovin' | pinterest

2 comments:

  1. love this KiKi...definitely what i needed to hear today! :) Thanks girl!

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  2. Beautiful post, Kiki! So many Christians forget how much the Bible encourages, praises, and supports singleness! While being married is WONDERFUL and can absolutely help to grow couples closer to Christ, being single can do this as well. It's all about what He's called you to. Some for marriage, some for singleness (some to experience both in their lifetimes!) Thank you for sharing your heart with us today. :-)

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