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WW! Guest Post by Heather Proctor

For me, It’s been a season of change. I have a new home, a new job, a new church where, together, we are learning a new way to function and express the fullness of Christ.  The season of change follows a season of unemployment.  From July of 2009 until January of 2011 I was unemployed.  It was a glorious time!

You’re probably wondering what that has to do with “Wedding Wednesday!”.   Well you see, in my devotion today the “For Today’s Journey” thought says this:

“I will gracefully accept the season of life I am in and live it to the fullest.”

To gracefully accept the season of life you are in, you need to live life to the fullest.  In my season of unemployment I had ample opportunity to live out Matthew 6, where Christ says “ Do not worry about what you will eat or drink…Do not worry about tomorrow, for today has enough worries of it’s own…”

I learned that if I did not take it a day at a time, I would give myself an ulcer.  Many times I did not know how the bills would get paid. Many more times God gave me more than I needed for the day.  He amply supplied my needs and many times my wants as well.  Over and over He confirmed His love for me through provision and through His people,

Again, what does this have to do with “Wedding Wednesday!”?

I don’t know what season you are in.  You may be single, or newly married, or married for 30 years.  You may be excited about your marriage, you may be feeling the strain of life together, or you may be trying to remember what “together” actually feels like.

My encouragement to you–enjoy today.  You don’t know about tomorrow, but He’s placed you in today, right here and right now–be all inPursue the things He has given you to pursue, serve the spouse He’s given you.  Invite people into your home, do life together, the good and the ugly of life.

This is how you embrace the season and be fully alive.  One day at a time.  Seasons change, you won’t always be here, wherever “here” is.  If you don’t see Him–ask for eyes to see and ears to hear.

Today will be what you make it–you can choose to enjoy or wallow.  Rejoice or worry.  Just remember, tomorrow has enough worry of it’s own–don’t give yourself an ulcer being in tomorrow instead of today.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Heather Proctor

I’m a 30-something singleton who has the typical ups and downs of life.  I grew up in small town Michigan and now reside in suburbia Tennessee.  I am a “tell-it-like-it-is” kind of woman who likes to keep it real.  I am eclectic by nature, as well as slightly obsessed with coffee and coffee shops and prefer bare feet and flip-flops to tennis shoes and heels.

My favorite name of God is Redeemer.  This being the case, what you read here is probably a personal experience and/or struggle that God has graciously chosen to heal and redeem through encouraging other singletons in the same situation.

Be encouraged! We are not alone!

I've been a follower of Jesus for over 30 years, and have been teaching God's Word to students and women for nearly 20 years! God has brought me through some difficult chapters in my own life, and now my passion is equipping women like you with tools to embrace your own unexpected chapters in life with grace and truth.

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