Before I go any further… if you have not heard, downloaded, loved, or appreciated Francesca Battistelli's new song "Write Your Story" I have included a link here so that you can listen to it! It is so great! Most importantly, in my case, is that this exactly what I have been praying.
I have gotten some flack in the past week about my "romantic abstinence". I have heard things like:
"You won't be able to do that"
"Why, would you give up love, doesn't that defeat the purpose of being a Christian."
"Since you can't find a boy, you are going to just give up?"
"This is absolutely ridiculous and way too dramatic."
I have heard this from a handful of people, like 7 to be exact. The perfect number right? That is what I thought :) My point is getting across, maybe not my reasoning, but my point is definitely getting across. If you don't want to listen to that song, shame on you - but I'll put the lyrics below (and the youtube clip of the song):
I'm an empty page I'm an open book Write Your story on my heart Come on and make Your mark
Author of my hope Maker of the stars Let me be Your work of art Won't You write Your story on my heart
Aren't these lyrics powerful. You see, I am not trying to give up on love, or give up loving people - but I became consumed with making sure I was doing the right things in order to get the end result I wanted, when this whole time God has been tugging at my heart saying let ME write your story… Let ME do it, Abby! And guess what, I have finally done that.
My Jesus wants to write my story - so I will let Him, why? Because I know that my Jesus will write the perfect story because He is just like Francesca said, the Author of my Hope and the Maker of the Stars.
Sorry I haven't written all week, I am alive - just super busy! Tennis is this weekend and students are back in session… I got spoiled over the break with days off, half days, and no students and now I am like what is this madness… how did I live in this all last fall??? Blessings!