Okay, so here's the truth.
Most single people, especially single girls, dislike Valentine's Day.
Can I even go as far as to say that some singles even hate Valentine's Day?
They dread the cut-out hearts, the roses, the cards, the heart balloons at every store. Their heart aches to see the couples walking hand in hand through the park or sitting laughing at the mall as they share a milkshake. I mean, let's face it, even Snapchat has caught the "love bug," and has filters all about hearts and pink.
So what's the single girl to do on Valentine's Day?
Hide out in her room until all the roses and chocolates disappear off the grocery store shelves? Avoid going to the mall or parks to avoid seeing the cute couples? Even turn away from love altogether?
Well, girl, let's get one thing straight.
You don't have to hate Valentine's Day.
That's right. You heard me.
As a single lady, you do not have to hate Valentine's Day. It does not have to be your most dreaded day of the year.
In fact, I'm going to even go into the unknown territory of assuring you that you can party and celebrate this day just as much (if not more so) than any couple can!
Now before you stop scrolling through this post and claim me as a weirdo, let me explain.
You see, you're a princess.
If you've been following this blog or my magazine ministry at all, you know I strongly believe in the royal identity of each and every one of God's children.
As children--daughters--adopted into the family of the Most High God, our identity has changed too.
We are no longer the sinner orphans with a future of death and shame. We are His redeemed princess with a future of life and hope, because of Him.
Girl, get excited!!
Do you have any idea what this means?!
We are His PRINCESS! His chosen one! His loved one! And He is our Prince Charming! He is our one true Love, the only Lover who could ever satisfy our soul.
You know that desire inside of you to be loved? That desire you've sought to quench in every way you can think of? Boys, money, popularity, internet. And you know how you walk away every time feeling more empty than before?
It's because those things were never meant to fill you, dear one.
The only One who can ever fill your heart is the One who knows your heart better than you do. Jesus, your Prince Charming, is the only Love that can ever make you complete.
His love is all that can satisfy.
So, dear beautiful girl, won't you let me take your hand and look deep into those gorgeous eyes of yours as I tell you something very special?
You are amazing. Having a boyfriend does not define this. Whether you have a boyfriend on Valentine's Day or not doesn't define your worth. You are worth so much more than that. You are beautiful. And if any guy has ever made you feel less than that, do me the honor of turning your back on him and letting him know that Jesus thinks you're heart-stopping gorgeous, because that's just how He made you. And, darling girl, you're loved. Loved, loved, loved. So much more than you could ever imagine. So much more than you can comprehend. And so much more than you even know that you need.
He's crazy about you.
And honestly? His love is all that matters on Valentine's Day, because earthly love could never come close to His love for you.
So won't you join me in changing the world's mindset on Valentine's Day?
Why don't we make this Valentine's Day the best of them all?
Here are just a few ideas...
1) Spend your day with Jesus. Read His love letter to you, the Bible. Write your own love letter to Him. Sing worship songs at the top of your lungs. Declare His goodness from the rooftops (not literally, I don't want you to fall or anything)!
2) Give love away. Because Valentine's Day isn't supposed to be an exclusive couples holiday (sorry, couples, but it's actually not just about you). Give flowers to your mom. Send chocolate to the girl who feels forgotten. Hug a friend who feels lonely. Smile at the person down the street.
3) Tell someone about Love that will never leave. It's inevitable you probably know someone with a broken heart on Valentine's Day. Maybe their heart wasn't broken by a boyfriend or girlfriend exactly, but maybe it was broken by a hard situation. Won't you tell them about Jesus' love? His love isn't meant to be kept to yourself. It's meant to be given away.
4) Party! Oh, girl, live it up today. Buy that chocolate (you know me, get it fair trade!), splurge on that dress you've been wanting, get those flowers! Oh, and who doesn't love celebrating with some pizza?! Get those friends over and celebrate! You're a princess! Your Prince Charming adores you! Celebrate His love. ♥
Girls, let's make this the best Valentine's Day ever.
Let's show the world that Valentine's Day is, yes, all about love, but we know the greatest Love that could ever be. Let's introduce the world to His love tomorrow.
Oh, and don't forget that chocolate. (I've already eaten a whole bar of it).
Happy Valentine's Day, fellow single princesses. ♥