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Chocolate Vent’s Question of the Day – What illegal/morally wrong thing, have you always wanted to do?

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I Just Wiped The Slate Clean (Again)!

Every now & then I like to wipe the slate clean and cut off everybody that I’ve been dating. It’s not because I like to start over, it’s just that when things aren’t working out with the people you’ve been dealing with, it’s time to find some new people.

It’s a lot easier when you can tell that the relationships you’re in aren’t going anywhere. What’s the point in keeping someone around when you know it’s not a good fit? As a lot of single women can tell you, it’s very difficult to meet men that you like. Genuinely like, that is. Sure, there are men that “will do” – men who are okay to pass the time with, men you can travel with, men to talk to & hang out with – but not men you actually want to spend the rest of your life with.

I wish I knew why it was so hard to find a good man; there aren’t any good answers to this conundrum. One of the reasons I was okay with wiping the slate clean was because I am emphatically disheartened by my options. My dating slate will continue to be erased over & over again, until I meet someone who makes me want to “throw away” that slate. I just need better choices!

It gets tiring. Starting all over, that is. But it also gets tiring dating men you can’t connect with.

Have you ever gotten tired of ‘wiping your slate clean’?

Chocolate Vent’s Quote of the Week: “GOD IS THE GREATEST SERVANT THERE IS.”

Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must be the slave of everyone else. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” {Mark 10:43-45}

Growing in the Waiting

We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.” (Hebrews 6:12 NIV)

If God made everything happen right away, or whenever we wanted it to happen, it wouldn’t require anything of us. We would miss the opportunity to grow because we grow in the difficult times. We grow when our faith is being stretched, when we have to believe when we don’t see any reason to believe, when we stay in faith when our mind is telling us we’re wasting our time, when we give God praise but we really feel like complaining. That’s passing the test. When you do that every day, your faith is not only increasing, your character is not only being developed, but you are one day closer to seeing the promise come to pass.

Today, don’t give up on a promise just because you’ve been waiting a long time. Dig your heels in. Put on a new attitude. God is saying, “Every promise I’ve spoken over you, every dream I’ve placed in your spirit, even the secret petitions of your heart, the dreams you haven’t told anyone about, I still have every intention of bringing them to pass.” Stay close to Him. Obey His Word and move forward in the blessing and victory He has prepared for you!

A PRAYER FOR TODAY

Father, today I bless and praise You for Your faithfulness. I choose to trust even when things aren’t happening on my timetable. Thank You for working in me as I stand in faith to see every promise fulfilled in my life in Jesus’ name. Amen.

— Joel & Victoria Osteen

“Let Some People Make Copies”

This Sunday in church, the preacher said something that was very interesting. She reminded the congregation that everyone has their own calling. Some people are meant to do big things, while others are meant to do smaller things which can be equally important.

Everyone can’t be a Martin Luther King Jr., or a Bill Gates or a Mother Teresa. There have to be people who drive them around, do research for them, answer their phones or even cook for them. As menial as these tasks may seem, there is nothing wrong with them. Similarly, there are going to be people in our lives who may be very talented in their own right but are meant to support those who have a dream, or a vision. Perhaps all these people can do offer their support by lending a listening ear or taking on a smaller task to help make that dream a reality.

If there are people like that in your life, don’t discourage them from taking on smaller tasks if that’s what they feel more comfortable doing. If they want to support you from the background, let them. Don’t push them into taking on something a lot larger than what they’re truly capable of. After all, some people are born “just to make copies.”

Do you know what your calling is?  Are you more of a “spotlight” type of person or more of a “background” type of person?