Friday, July 6, 2012

Not Settling ~ Series Conclusion

Before I conclude the post series I wanted to thank my special guests this month...


Beth Vogt
Gracy Howard
Ashley Clark and
Laura Frantz


You can read their posts, watch a video I did on purity and find the other posts on similar topics I've done for my blog on my Committed to Purity page.


It can seem easy to accept what we think is right for our lives, doesn't it? It takes more effort to say "yes" then it does to say "no". But living with the consequences of both can prove life-altering. 


I hope in this series of posts that you have been encouraged. Uplifted. Motivated. Human beings are not illustrations in perfection. I don't want you to come away from this series, believing as single young women, you must find the perfect man, one with no blemishes or chinks in the armor. 


No. What I hope you've come away with, is a renewed sense of God's perfect timing. God's perfect will in our lives. When we give our dreams over to God, we are then released to enjoy the many gifts His peace offers us. 


Sometimes our "perfect" is not found in the person we think it should be found in. Like Samuel as he stood before the man he was sure was God's chosen, our best is often found in the least expected. 


But joy comes in the knowing we are right where God wants us to be. It might be waiting longer. It might be giving up a desire we are clinging to with an iron grasp. But it is never settling. It's being secure in who we are as daughters of God. 


Embrace your daughterhood. Love this time. Grow in your relationship with Christ. And trust Him in the direction of your future. 


And...never settle.


Please feel free to share YOUR stories! I'd love to hear how God has blessed your waiting. Feel free to email me: caseym.writer(@)gmail(.)com


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The winners of Never the Bride or Praying for Your Future Husband or one copy I have of  Beth Vogt's Wish You Were Here are...

Rachel
Megan
Ganise
Julia
Emma
(Emma and Ganise, I don't have an email for you. Please shoot me one at the address above, okay?)

Thank you so much for participating this month. I'm thankful for each and everyone of you!

15 comments:

  1. I have enjoyed the series greatly, and have shared it with my daughter. You are a blessing. Thank you for stepping out.

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    1. So glad you were able to share it, Katy! I'm been so blessed in sharing it myself.

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  2. This is one of the best comments ever: But joy comes in the knowing we are right where God wants us to be.

    Whether we're talking relationships or jobs or anything...if we're sincerely following after him, then we can know He does have us right where He wants us...and to me, that's the best-ever cure for any sort of waiting angst. :)

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    1. I have experienced that over and over, Melissa. Makes me wonder why I still persist in doing it my own way at times. ;)

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  3. God bless your kind heart, Casey Herringshaw.
    As a proud purity ring owner, it's always a happy day when you meet others who are commited to this.

    Smiles,

    Ganise

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  4. Wonderful series, Casey. Thank you for taking us along on your journey and for enlisting such wonderful sisters to tell their stories, too. I've really enjoyed getting to know you all through this series.

    God bless you!

    Becky

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    1. I couldn't have done this series without Laura, Beth, Ashley and Gracy. It was an honor and I'm so thankful for them!

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  5. Thank you for this Series about not settling, I truly enjoyed it and agree with you.
    Many Blessings my dear.

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    1. I'm so glad you came by, Ingrid!

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  6. It was a privilege to be part of this series. I admire your stand for purity, Casey.

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    1. God knew who I needed to ask even when I didn't. I marvel at that.

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  7. Casey, You have a wonderful ministry and I'm so thankful for you!! Praying for you and others here who are committed to purity and God's best.

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    1. Those prayers keep us strong, they truly do, Laura. You're one of God's many rich blessings in my life. :)

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  8. So beautifully said, Casey! And so true! I can tell you as someone who is married that it is so important to take advantage of that you-and-God singlehood time because it's such a unique period in your life! And you're right about God's timing. That's been on my heart lately. I worry about so many things, but what it comes down to, what I'm really doing, is doubting God's perfect timing. He hasn't forgotten us and won't let us down!

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