The Influence Network and Singleness

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Hey Y’all!

Recently, I joined the Influence Network – its a place for creative women, who are looking for an uplifting community where they can be encouraged and also resourced for their online lives.  The membership is only $10/month and I have already seen great things happen in my life from the resources membership has provided.  I don’t want this to sound like an infomercial, but seeing as I am not even a month into my membership and love it already, I needed to share!

One of the things that is great about the Network are the forums – I stumbled across this series on Our Yellow DoorThe Singleness Series. As the only remaining single one out of my closest group of friends {hey Fab 5!} it can feel pretty lonely, feeling like you’re the only one in your situation.  Let me be the first to tell you if you are that single girl, you’re not alone!  Also head over and read the series – its awesome!

I love my friends so much, they have never made me feel less than for not being married and having babies, if anything its self inflicted.  This series was like a breath of fresh air for me.  I will admit that some of these concepts have been brought to my attention before now I just wasn’t ready to hear them. The most powerful post for me was the Single and Intentional post, it was based on a sermon by JR Vassar at Apostles Church, Intentional Singleness, in October 2009.  After reading the post I went over to the website and listened to the sermon, it was amazing!  I highly recommend giving it a listen – its about 45 minutes long.

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My favorite part of the sermon is not too far from the beginning.  I have been guilty of getting stuck in the rut of thinking “If I was just married, this would be better” or “everything is going to be fine when I find the right guy”.  That is just not reality – if I am not a good communicator or a whiz with money when I’m single, I won’t magically become one when I say “I do”.  Being intentional now, while I am the only person I am responsible for or to, makes me a better person.  Whether I walk down an aisle in a white dress or not.

The series and sermon are also great for you married folks out there too!

I’d love to hear your thoughts – leave me a comment below!

Have a great Tuesday!

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