Upon recent events that have taken place in the lives of people I know and love, I have been compelled to write about a very important topic among today's society... Relationships. The first matter of business I am going to address is targeted toward the “single” crowd. More specifically this is geared toward those who feel like they're not complete until they have a boyfriend/girlfriend. Someone who makes them feel that they can finally “fit in” with everyone else. The ones who silently watch other couples interact with each other and feel a sense of jealousy rise up inside. I'm here to warn you …
Stop this wishful thinking of fairy tales and fantasies that are only getting your hopes up. You could very well be setting yourself up for heartache! Being single is honestly not all that bad, especially when you are single for the right reasons. By “the right reasons” I mean that you have chosen to wait on the right one to come along and not just chase after anyone who comes along that seem to have surface attributes that catch your attention at a glance. There is a process to these things; a protocol, if you will.
You see, relationships can either make you or break you. Even those of whom you call your “best friends”. Even the “best” of friends you claim to have at one point in your life can turn around and stab you in the back, (which hurts by the way). The people you hang around and associate yourself with speak volumes about you. Yes, especially those relationships of “toxic” nature. Their negative influence can drag you down in so many different ways, and before you know it you're too weak to even make choices for yourself without the overwhelming desire to appease others.
"Choose your friends wisely!"
A saying that I am sure we are all too familiar with at this stage in our lives.
As true as that statement is, how is one to know their friends' true colors and intents unless time reveals it to them? This is a subject I am very passionate about. I desire for you to first experience interpersonal relationships with peers and acquaintances in a non-romantic way before you ever reach the boyfriend/girlfriend status.
Please save yourself some heartache by allowing time and experience shape the relationships that will define you.
Written By: Hannah Helm
Sonia E. Vargas
Sonia's desire and hope is to write for the purpose of inspiring this generation, especially young woman.
Hannah Helm is a fun and outgoing young woman who loves to bring laughter and joy to anyone she comes in contact with. She is 23 years old and is a leader of Girl's Exalting the Master Ministry.
Paula is a passionate follower of Christ and loves to encourage others around her to do the same. She is 26 years old and is currently attending Free Gospel Bible Institute. She was a part of the Guatemala GEM team in 2014.
Kristyn is a sweet and gentle young lady from Trinity Holiness Tabernacle. She is 19 years old and is currently attending Free Gospel Bible Institute. She plays the piano and sings beautifully. She was a part of the Guatemala GEM team in 2014 and Honduras team in 2016.