While sipping on the nectar of Heaven – my Decaf Grande Cinnamon Dolce Latte- driving home one evening, I listened to a radio sermon on prayer. He provided me with new insight on why God may delay on answering our prayers. He argued that we may not be receiving from God, because we’re not doing what He’s called us to do in that area. You have legitimate excuses why you’re procrastinating on acting out in faith – believing that He will provide, but that refusal could be what’s keeping you from receiving the blessing.
This new insight challenged me to think about what I’ve been prevailing in prayer about. What area could God be calling me to obey that I’ve been delaying? Marriage. I want a husband. And not just ANY husband a Jesus-loving, bible-thumping, ambitious, good-looking, mama’s boy – to name a few. But what have I to offer the one who meets this highly selective profile? Am I that Proverbs 31 woman that Mr. Right is looking for? Am I the Proverbs 31 woman that GOD wants me to be?
I hit the book to begin my research on what such a woman would look like. I outlined the chapter, mapping out my 365 day journey. I wrote my bucket list. Hey, a single girl living a life of diligence not only needs a plan, but needs to have some fun too!
Here are a few items on my Bucket List Manifesto as it applies to my Proverbs 31 journey.
•Run the Disney Marathon. Not only do I participate in races to fundraise for Team Hope , but I’m obsessed with everything Disney. I would love to combine these two passions by running the Disney Marathon – hopefully in 2016.
•Write a devotional. Part if the reason why I chose to focus this year on one small chapter in the bible, is because I intend to use it as a springboard for writing a book. Perhaps an ebook/devotional blog will evolve.
• Join my church Worship Band. The more that I study diligence, the more driven I am to sharpen my keyboard skills so that I can play in church. Music has been my passion since I was a young girl. I want to continue to use that gift, and find different ways to use it.
•Visit all 50 States, including a Pacific Highway road trip, an Alaskan cruise, and an east-to-west coast road trip.
•Read every work of Shakespeare and CS Lewis
As I continue to make a conscious effort to cook healthy meals, I remind myself that this single girl deserves home-cooked meals just as much as any married girl. As I clean my dishes, I’m thankful that I’m learning that I’m valuable enough to eat from dinner ware instead of paper plates.
Follow my journey my using the tagline Proverbs31. I will try to post my reflections and bucket list completions (tagline BucketList) as often as possible.
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