I met Tina Yeager through her leadership position in a local foster care organization. As I got to know her, I was impressed by her warm, professional manner and passion for serving the community. As it turns out, like most of FemmeFuel writers and followers, she does the balancing act—Business Owner, Committed Mom, Christian Leader and Writer. She is absolutely qualified to be our very interesting woman for January 2011. I hope you enjoy her candid thoughts on femininity, relationships and being a single mom. Feel free to post your comments and ask questions—she will be with us all week! – AbbyA
AbbyA: What are your words of wisdom for the single woman who wants a relationship?
Tina Yeager: Wait on the Lord, serve, grow closer to Him and guard your heart.
Isaiah 30:18: Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; therefore He will rise up to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him!
So often, women act on feelings before they stop and wait on the Lord and listen. A wise man told me once: get up before everyone else does, sit in the dark and just listen…Don’t pray; just listen for the Lord’s voice. Once you hear it, you are free to pray and praise Him. The Lord has been so good to speak to me during those times. When we are serving and drawing close to Him, it makes it so much easier to be single. Paul talks about taking advantage of being single because when we are married, things change drastically. We all have the desire to be with “the one” and I believe God wants that for us, too. However, we need to wait and let the men hear the Lord’s voice and pursue us—not the other way around.
We need spiritual leaders as husbands, and if we take on the role of spiritual leader from the beginning, it very likely may not change in the future. I see, too, many women in our singles groups constantly pursuing the men because they simply don’t want to be alone. We have to remember we are not alone and our worth is not based on whether a man is interested in us or not. If you approach dating in that way, you realize that if a man isn’t interested in you, it is no reflection of your value—he is simply not the one the Lord has for you. Let the Holy Spirit lead!
Tina Yeager has been an RN for 18 years and the CEO/owner of Ocean to Ocean Healthcare since 1995. She has been nominated for “Business Woman Of The Year” by the South Florida Business Journal. Tina is currently chair of the development council for 4Kids of South Florida, an organization committed to meeting the needs of foster care children. She is also active in a community outreach endeavor that benefits The Boys and Girls Club of Broward County. This endeavor is called “Dunn’s Run”. Tina sits as the chairperson for this annual community event where proceeds go directly to The Boys and Girls Club, and is also a corporate board member and chair of the volunteer committee.