What’s a Girl to Do? Part II

            Alas! It does not take one long
before he or she discovers a massive, destructive black hole within their heart. It’s like there’s missing a
piece and so, naturally, we begin to fill it. Personally, I’ve tried to jam
this hole with simple, harmless pleasures like food, friendships, boys, and
entertainment; however, after all my jamming and cramming, I discovered
that I was being poisoned. Discontentment, desperation, and disappointment led
to depression and a frantic, harmful searching.

            I’ve learned a few things since
then. I’ve found the secret puzzle piece which had been missing for all those
years; sweet friends, it’s Jesus. He is able to fill every crevice, every hole
within my heart and best of all, He
wants to
. No matter how black and filthy it is—I know, because He filled
mine.

            Sadly, however, I’ve failed many a
time; somehow it is so easy to take my eyes off my Lord and place them upon wonderful
but unsatisfying things. And then I begin the cycle once again: Discontentment,
desperation, and disappointment leading to a harmful depression and vain
search.

            I think we ladies tend to do that
with relationships. Especially we Christian ladies; we’ve made it a science—practicing
godly character traits (especially when around other spiritual giants!) while
keeping one doe-like eye on the local handsome bachelor; he had better catch wind
of our visiting the poor and lovingly serving in the nursery. (C’mon! let’s be
honest!) Sadly, we waste our time, our emotions, and our love on a boy who does
not belong to us. We stop looking to Christ for our joy and fulfillment. I know because I do the same thing.

            So, I ask the question again: What’s
a girl to do?

            Let’s
get a vision
. According to God’s word, “Where there is no vision, the
people perish:” (Proverbs 29:18a) The word perish
does not only mean to die; it also means
to cast off restraint, live like savages,
fall away
, to grow lax. Oi. How
true this is in my life! When I do not have a vision of what God wants, I do cast of restraint, I do fall away from holiness, I do grow lax. I give into
temptations I would have never considered if I would have had a vision.  The end result: Shame.

            Oh sisters! Let us gain a vision of holiness,
of purity! Let us be willing to ask God to put a vision, a dream, an aspiration
into our hearts and souls! His dreams. His aspirations. Let us not be afraid to
ask God to open the eyes of our heart, to enlarge our visions.

            Sweet one, I promise, when we allow
God to open our eyes and to give us good, lovely dreams we will be able to walk
in this world filled with purpose and certainty. We will be able to stop
wasting emotions and will be able to live in practical, beautiful purity.  Just like Abraham, once we catch God’s
vision, we will begin to live a life of obedience. We will begin to walk in the
way of God.

            Lord willing, I hope to spend the
next few posts on these visions. I’d love it if you would share any dream God
has given you or a vision you believe He would want us daughters of the King to
have.

            “Now unto him that is able to do
exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power
that worketh in us, unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout
all ages, world without end. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20, 21

            Beginning to dream dreams of good
things,

                        Frannie

*This
post was majorly influenced by an excellent set of messages by Brother Denny
Kenaston. Please visit this link to catch some wonderful wisdom for yourself.

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