Through January it is at the back of your mind, and as February comes, you are forced to step out of denial and succumb to the reality that you will not be receiving a floral card that says, “Be Mine.” So you watch all your friends and their loved ones make plans for Valentine, observe the insurmountable gestures of love everywhere (Facebook, BBM, Twitter, Instagram, I mean EVERYWHERE!).
Then V-Day comes, a few friends get Valentines and it’s pretty sweet, but in the meantime we are content. We know our worth does not rest in these heart shaped chocolates or the affections of another. We continue to put our energy into living boldly, fiercely and free, seeking to show Christ to others in our day to day actions. Occasionally, we may feel a little discouraged but Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be a reminder of what we don’t have, but rather a reminder of how much we have to bring to the table and the love already present in our lives.
When I am pitied for my singleness, it becomes easier to discredit my self-worth. When I start to feel sorry for myself, I believe that being single means I live a lesser life and that I cannot contribute as much to the Kingdom without a significant other. This is simply not true.
I’ve suggested a couple of things you can do on that day if you feel bored:
- Spend time with family
There’s no love quite like that of a family. Don’t be afraid to spend time this Valentine’s Day with your family. They love you more than anyone else, so why not show your family that you appreciate their company?
- Spend some quiet time alone with your Savior
We always want to get away with the people we love the most. Why not set aside time for the One who loves you above all else? He wants to spend time with you more than you know. This Valentine’s Day get alone with Jesus and spend some time talking with Him.
- Curl up with a good book
I’m currently doing a reading challenge, so I’ll use that day to read. Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to curl up with some warm blankets, a hot drink, and good book. Don’t just fill your mind with love stories and romance novels. Take the time to read something that will inspire you, encourage you, or teach you something new.
- Call a family member
Do you have family members that are far away, lonely, or elderly? Give one of them a call. It could be a couple minutes to say high or a good 20 minutes to catch up on each other’s lives. Use this special day to catch up with a family member and show them you care.
- Watch an inspirational movie
It’s an amazing feeling to relax and watch a movie that inspires you. If you stay at home on Valentine’s Day, why not watch something that speaks to your heart?
- Review your New Year resolutions
Now’s the time to make things happen. Being single is a blessing in many ways. You have more time, more spending money, and fewer responsibilities. Take some time to review the resolutions you made at the beginning of the year and try to catch up with the ones you are already falling behind on. You will be so glad you did.
Now Valentine’s Day is even on a Sunday so, go to church early (listen to every word of the sermon), get back home and make lunch and spend time with your family, have the precious Sunday afternoon nap 😀 and go to fellowship in the evening (when last did you go to fellowship? ;))
How do you plan on spending Valentine’s day? Would love to hear from you! Probably I can get other ideas of things to do as well.
P.S If you’re spending it with that special someone, I’m happy for you 🙂 Feel free to share what plans you have as well.
♥Love Quotes for the Day:
If we have got the true love of God shed abroad in our hearts, we will show it in our lives. We will not have to go up and down the earth proclaiming it. We will show it in everything we say or do.
Dwight L. Moody
God teaches us to love by putting some unlovely people around us. It takes no character to love people who are lovely and loving to you.
Beniboba Princewill is an accountant but she’s very curious about a lot of things from food, photography, fashion, people, books and most recently…. Her hair.
Don’t miss out on the Rings and Roses Valentine series this Friday.
And if you didn’t read the Rings and Roses series on my previous blog and would love to do so, just send a short love story to my email, email@example.com
If the judges like it, you get a free PDF copy of Rings and Roses series sent to you.
Deadline for submission is on the 14th of February 2016. Let’s start writing!