March 15, 2011 Issue #060

Find out who you are!

Have you ever thought about who you are? More importantly, have you ever thought about who others want you to be and why?

This month we're looking at some of the ways singles identify themselves. How you think about yourself affects how you act, the things you buy, and the decisions you make. With all the pressure on us, it's easy to get squished into a mold. It's also not good.

If we're not careful, we can start listening to voices that see us only as a cash cow. Or we can get lured by the unhealthy party-party-party anything-goes mentality of our culture. Ugh! No living happily ever after there. So what should you believe?

Here are some thoughts about who you are.

Be you

I heard a rumor
that you're a consumer
and wondered
if it could be true.

The other day
I heard someone say
that you are
a voter too.

All of these labels
tell all kinds of fables
and spread lots
of hullabaloo.

From now to December
please try to remember
your main goal in life:
Be you.

Don't let those lummoxes
cram you into
their boxes.
And tell you
what you should do.

Keep your eyes
on the prize
as you sidestep their lies.
Be yourself,
Be unique,
Be you.

Recall this wisdom
I've put into verse,
There's only one you
in this universe.

You're original
from God's point of view.
He made you a star
and loves you
just like you are.
So do Him a favor:
Be you!

--Jack Zavada, 2011--

How to spend less and be happier!

We singles have a choice: living within our means or being a slave to credit card debt. I learned an ironic lesson many years ago. Living beneath your means actually brings freedom. Sound crazy?

I explain it all, step-by-step, in my ebook Master Your Money.

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If money is a problem for you, check out Master Your Money!

March Quotomoto

If there's one thing we singles have, it's questions. It starts with "Why isn't a good person like me married?" to "How can I live a meaningful life?" This month's quotation comes from that extraordinary Christian missionary to China, Watchman Nee:

God will answer all our questions in one way and one way only.
Namely, by showing us more of his Son.

Watchman Nee (1903-1972)

Personally, I lived a life of unhappiness and frustration before I turned to Jesus Christ for answers. Those answers came not in words, but in the person of Jesus himself. It's hard to explain, but as I grow older, he makes things more and more right. He has smoothed my rough edges and focused me on Him instead of myself.

Choose this Way. Look to Jesus for your answers, not to the world. Christ is the only hunger that satisfies.

Rough winter for you too?

Here in Illinois, USA, we're just ending one of the roughest winters in decades. My faithful dog Buddy and I braved snowdrifts, ice, rain, sleet, and windchill. I don't like hot weather, but I'm ready to see some rays!

If you've had a rough December, January and February, weather-wise or life-wise, take a 15-minute virtual trip right now, starting with our Tropical Beaches Coffee Break Vacation!

Luck o' the Irish, or no luck at all?

On March 17, we celebrate St. Patrick's Day in the United States, a day dedicated to that Irish saint and all things Irish. But some singles don't feel lucky any day. If that's you, see how you can stop feeling like a bad luck person.

That wraps up the March Inspire-O-Gram, fellow singletons. I always appreciate your comments, whether they're digital bouquets or brickbats (no real ones, please). To reach my inbox, use our starch-free contact form.

Until April, get in the Word, ignore the other voices and concentrate on being the You God meant you to be!

Jack Zavada
401 Indiana Ave
Streator, IL 61364 USA