Rejection and heartbreak~ how I know them well.
Why didn’t this guy fall in love with me?
Why did she stop calling me since she promised to always “be there” for me?
Why am I suddenly jealous over his new girlfriend? I mean, I think of him as only a friend. Maybe guys and girls cannot be “just friends” after all…
Boy, have I been there and thought these things.
In her recently released e-book, Loves Me Not, Renee Fisher addresses how to heal from breakups and broken relationships God’s way. I admire Renee for how open and honest she is about the heartbreak she’s experienced. Renee is an overcomer, and shares the lessons that God has taught her in a gracious, concise, and applicable manner. I highly recommend Loves Me Not, and I am honored to have Renee share her heart with you today.
So here’s Renee…
Breakups really hurt because our hearts were never meant to experience heartbreak.
“The tree Adam and Eve ate from is called The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil (Genesis 3:5). It’s interesting that it wasn’t enough for them to know; they had to taste and experience this (good versus evil).” I got this idea from Ray Bentley, my pastor, who shared recently just how crafty the enemy was. He chose his words carefully while deceiving Adam and Eve (who took the first bite).
They already knew God.
It was through this close and personal fellowship with God that they talked about all things. Even evil. But it wasn’t enough for Adam and Eve to talk about the meaning of evil with God. They had to experience it for themselves.
That’s when sin entered the world.
It didn’t take long for heartbreak (sin) to take effect.
Soon Adam and Eve experienced loss. Cain, their first-born son, murdered their second-born son, Abel. Can you imagine the guilt they must have felt for disobeying God, yet also the experience of grace when Eve gave birth to Seth, their third child (Genesis 4:25)?
As you navigate the realm of relationships in your own life, I encourage you to ask God to give you the wisdom to choose each relationship wisely.
Proverbs 12:26 (NIV) says, “The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.” The hard part is letting God determine who is good.
That means no rebounds.
No one-night stands.
No more hiding.
Pursuing relationships peacefully and cautiously is a mandate designed by God for our protection. The proverb above doesn’t say you should only be cautious with opposite sex friendships—it’s both. Boundaries should be important with same-sex friendships too.
“The ultimate test of friendship—male or female—is time, which is why I believe it’s important to be cautious. Instead of jumping from one relationship into another, choose your friends wisely—even the ones who help you overcome heartbreak” (Loves Me Not, 2013).
Be encouraged friends!
God never wastes a step on the journey of love.
I recently wrote a book entitled Loves Me Not, and I’m so honored to share about it with you all today.
I wanted to focus solely on heartbreak and how to find healing God’s way. Isn’t it crazy to note that we were never meant to experience heartbreak? That’s what makes redemption so much more meaningful. Every tear I’ve cried over a boy. Every broken relationship I’ve experienced–God knows and He cares.
Here are a few benefits you will gain from reading this book:
+ Why Guarding Your Heart Isn’t Enough
+ Can Men and Women Be “Just Friends”?
+ Desperate Singles
+ Breaking Up With “The One”
+ Why Changing Your Significant Other Won’t Work
+ The Right Way To Breakup
+ How To Handle A Breakup
+ How To Be Your Own (Single) Person
+ Why Breakups Are Hard
+ He (Jesus) Loves You!
Relationships are very important to me.
God had me wait over twelve years to meet my husband. It’s probably because God knew how long it would take to become the person He wanted me to be–instead of the person I thought I wanted to be.
I can’t wait for you to read it and be encouraged.
Thank you Renee for sharing with us! If you or anyone you know is currently experiencing a broken relationship or a breakup–I encourage you to pick up the eBook for only $2.99. You can purchase the book here, on Amazon.
IT’S ALSO TIME FOR ANOTHER GIVEAWAY!!!!
I came across this beautiful necklace in a local bookstore, and was touched by the necklace’s message “Wonderfully Made” (from Psalm 139:14). This 24″ charm necklace also comes with an adorable storage bag (pictured). I would love to bless one of you with this necklace! You can enter to win it by:
1) Purchasing a copy of Renee’s e-book mentioned above (it’s only $2.99 on Amazon-what a deal!) and email your proof of purchase to: email@example.com
2) leaving a comment below
I will announce the winner on Wednesday, June 12th. Thanks for spending part of your day with me!
Renee Fisher, the Devotional Diva®, is the spirited speaker and author of Faithbook of Jesus, Not Another Dating Book, Forgiving Others, Forgiving Me, and Loves Me Not. A graduate of Biola University, Renee’s mission in life is to “spur others forward” (Hebrews 10:24) using the lessons learned from her own trials to encourage others in their walk with God. She and her husband, Marc, live in California with their dog, Star. Learn more about Renee at www.devotionaldiva.com.