I have always shied away from writing about love and relationships here on my blog because I feel I don’t have all the answers. However, as I started thinking about it, I don’t know all the answers about anything I write about. I simply write out of passion and about what God is teaching me by telling my story. Life at eighteen is full of learning and growing. That’s what Becoming Emma is about after all.
That being said, the search for love and relationships is confusing, emotional, and tough, especially for teenagers. On top of that, we have advice and pressure thrown at us from every side of the spectrum. In my own life, God is continuing to lead me to His Word for answers. Looking back, I struggled with confusion and frustration about relationships throughout my early teenage years. I felt so much pressure to fit in and feel accepted. I longed for affirmation that waiting on God’s timing would be worth it. I have learned a lot of things that I wish I could go back and share with my younger self.
So, that’s exactly what I am going to do. For three weeks, I will be posting each week sharing the things God has taught me through high school, the things I wish I would have known a few years ago. I’m not writing because I have it all figured out, but because I have learned and I am still learning. I’m eighteen, I still have a long journey of learning left ahead. In five more years, I’m sure I will have different perspectives, more experience, and I could write a whole different story. But right now, I remember. I remember the confusion and frustration of high school relationships. I remember feeling out of place and lonely and how hard it was to remain patient. So I hope that through my own story, this upcoming series will encourage you, my readers, to trust in God’s timing and seek him. Because it’s worth it. It’s so worth it to wait on God.
I plan to post every Saturday morning for the next three weeks. I will focus on God, you, and guys, respectively. Specifically, I will be writing on preparing for a relationship. Feel free comment or email me, all questions and thoughts are welcome. I would love to see this blog become a community! I hope that you will join me!