a captivating woman does not settle

Hello friend,

I am so glad you are here today. I am so thankful and grateful that the Father led you to this very moment. I am so happy that He always knows the exact words we need to hear at the exact right time. 

I am really excited for this new series.

I truly believe this is God-breathed and anointed for such a time as this. My passion and deepest desire is for women all around the world to know Christ and in turn, to know true freedom. I believe He wants us all to live captivating lives. He came to give us abundance and I know with every fiber of my being that for women, that means to live captivating. 

Throughout this series, I will focus on a new aspect of what I believe it means to be a captivating woman with each post. Each and every post will be prayed over and I promise my heart and soul goes fully into these typed words. I am not in this for selfish ambition or gain, I do this because Jesus has been so sweet to me and I long so badly for each of you to experience this freedom.

So for today, I believe the Lord wants you all to know that a captivating woman does not settle. 

We’ve all been there. We’ve all done it. Compromised our values for that cute guy who doesn’t love Jesus, but he’s like really cute right?

We’ve all made mistakes with our choices and maybe we even have a long list of regrets from the times that we didn’t live like we were daughters of the King and compromised our worth for that one night…that one kiss…that one date…

I’ve experienced so much unnecessary heartbreak due to the fact that oftentimes, I forgot how much I was valued. I forgot that I was bought with a HUGE price. I forgot how much I was loved and known and created perfectly by the Father. I forgot my worth and I SETTLED and my heart got broken.

Over and over and over again.

I know you’ve been there too friend. And it hurts my heart so much to know that some of you may even be there right now, in this very moment.

Broken, shattered, back to square one. 

Maybe you’re the girl who gives and gives and never receives. Maybe you keep praying and hoping that the one guy you want more than anything in the world will change, if you just give him one last chance…

But the problem is, you’ve already given him another chance. And before that, he had three other chances. 

Sweet friend, hear me out. I am not here to condemn or judge because I promise you, I’VE BEEN THERE. But by the grace of God, I have finally found my worth and therefore my standards. I will no longer settle, and I don’t want you to either.

You see, I believe each and every woman is an absolute princess. I know that sounds so cheesy but seriously, we need to all be wearing flower crowns 24/7 because that is exactly how our Heavenly Father sees us. I believe God has a soft spot for His little girls. I believe He has a Father’s protective heart. I believe He wants to FIERCELY AND JEALOUSLY guard our hearts from all harm.

I believe He wants the best for His princesses.

He won’t allow anything less.

Anytime I compromised my values or settled for a guy who was WAY less than God’s best for me, and ended up curled up in a fetal position on the bathroom floor crying tears of utter heartbreak, I imagined God picking me up and lifting my chin to look into His loving eyes. I imagined Him with tears in His eyes as well and speaking to me tenderly, yet sternly, “My beautiful daughter, why do you give your precious heart away so easily? Why can you not see that you are worth so much more than rubies? Why do you allow those guys to use you, mind, body, and soul for their own selfish pleasure? Can’t you see? I created you in MY IMAGE. You are ROYAL. You are perfect. You are flawless. You are so loved. Pick your head up, dear one. Walk like a daughter of the KING. Walk in your worth, and do not settle for anything less, my captivating one.” 

He’s speaking that over you today as well.

Listen, I know it’s difficult to wait. I know it is so beyond tempting to settle when all of your friends have boyfriends or finances or husbands and you are wondering when your time will come…

I know it’s beyond wretched to think of breaking up with the guy you are currently with because you know deep down he is not God’s best for you.

I know. I know because I’ve been there. 

But I also know the SWEET sweet blessing that is just around the corner for you if you do decide to finally believe in your worth.

My heart is beating faster now just as I write this.

I know that when you decide to wait upon the Lord. For His timing, for His best… you will NOT be disappointed. He will put a man in your life who will lead you closer to Him and will protect your heart furiously just like Christ does. 

He will lead you to a man who will not make you compromise your values, but will instead REJOICE in your purity and fight for it with you.

He will lead you to a man who will love you like Christ loves the church, and no, he won’t be perfect at it but he will certainly do his best every day.

You may have to wait. Maybe you’ll wait a day, or a month, a year, or maybe even several years.

But I PROMISE you, no matter how long it takes it will be worth it. It will be so worth the heartbreak spared.

Dear captivating woman,

you are WORTHY. you are VALUED. you do not need to SETTLE.

Be captivating, today and every day.

In Christ,

Amanda Marie

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