In Between Sleeping and Waking
|notes and illustrations by Maggie Yoingco
(b. 1989, Manila)
The next time you fall in love (oh yes my sista, it will happen again), you will tell him something pretty similar to this:
“You are not, and you never will be, the center of my life. God is my first love. God loved me, and patiently waited for me when I was putting someone else first, and when I realized what I had done, He held NONE of it against me as He welcomed me home with open arms. You cannot compete with that kind of love.
“If you leave me, my world won’t fall apart, because you won’t ever be the thing holding it together. I am complete in God. Period.
“So what, you may ask, does this mean for you, as we enter into this relationship? It means my life is built on the Rock, and that means I will be able to encourage and uplift you in a way no other woman can. By putting God first, I have love to give that I never had before. I’m better, stronger, and smarter… and you’re in my life because I want you there, not because I need you there.”
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