The Holiday Love Lie is heard in romantic songs and seen on romantic movies. The Holiday Love Lie makes you feel that you are the only person on the planet without a mate. This same “only person left” lie was used centuries earlier on Elijah when he was feeling depressed, lonely and suicidal. His cry in 1 Kings 19: 14 was "I, even I only, am left.”
Elijah soon found out what a big lie he had believed because there were 7,000 men and women who had not worshipped Baal, a false god!
Just as Elijah believed he could not make it through another day, the Holiday Love Lie wants you to think that you can’t make it through another day (or at least this holiday season) being single. The truth is that you can do all things with Christ (Philippians 4:13). You are not a weak little thing. You are the beautiful and strong daughter of the King.
Finally, like Elijah, the Holiday Love Lie wants you to think that your desire for marriage has been forgotten by your Heavenly Father. Let’s think about this for a minute. Do you think a Father who knows the number of hairs on your head (Matthew 10:30) or knew you before you were born (Jeremiah 1:5) could forget anything about you?
Be encouraged this holiday season because whatever lies may approach you, recognize it for what it is: a lie which originated from a defeated enemy, the father of lies (John 8:44).
Enjoy this holiday season because the BEST IS YET TO COME!
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” New International Version (©1984) For more tips on enjoying your holidays, read: http://www.marryingover40.blogspot.com/2011/11/single-christian-holiday-survival-tips.html