Press on

Hello everyone,

I hope you all are doing well. I have been thinking a lot about the future lately. I’ve begun a new chapter of my life and I’ve been nervous about it. To be real, I’ve been dealing with personal things as well so I’ve questioned if I can even handle this opportunity.

I’ve exhausted myself in thinking about the future, and time and time again I get to the same conclusion: let it go and have faith. I can’t be in control of everything and I can’t be scared of living. I was texting a friend the other day talking about my frustrations, and I remember stating if God brought me to it, He will bring me through it – and He will! I will press on and stay hopeful.

Whatever you are going through or if you are just plain scared of the future, don’t dwell on it; only God knows what’s in store for us, and He will indeed sustain you and be there for you. Have hope and stay faithful<3

“Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him.” But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.  I call out to the LORD, and he answers me from his holy mountain.  I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me. I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side.” – Psalm 3:2-6 (NIV)

Disconnect 

Hello everyone,

I haven’t been writing lately; life has kind of just had my full attenion, and to be honest, I haven’t really wanted to write. I believe it’s therapeutic for me, but also I try to inspire others as well. My goal was to write at least once a month, but we can all tell that I didn’t quite hit that mark *haha* ;p

I sometimes get to a place where I just disconnect, do any of you do that? I know it’s not great because I take it to unhealthy extremes like disconnecting from my church, family, friends… even God. I’ll be brutally honest: I’m not perfect. I fail at a lot of things, yet I will shoulder a lot by myself even knowing that I can’t do it alone. 

I’m sure most of that it my pride but admittedly a majority of it is also my lack of trust. 

“When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.”- Proverbs 11:2 (NIV) 

I’ve been on both sides of this but I will definitely say I prefer the latter of the scripture. 

“Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.”- Psalm 9:10 (NIV) 

God never tells us to do things on our own, in fact he repeatedly tells us to come to Him, seek Him, and trust in Him. I have things to work on, but I definitely don’t want to do it alone and I don’t have to. I’m glad that I have a rock and firm foundation to stand, and though I may struggle in this life, I have God who goes before and behind me. 

Don’t carry burdens by yourself, guys. Go to God and let Him know what you’re going through; He might not take it from you, but He will sustain you and give you rest. Also, reach out to people who love and care for you. Do not struggle alone, we were never meant to.♡

P.s.- I can be a listening ear, too♡♡♡

Honesty

It’s been awhile since I last posted (I catch myself typing that from time to time). To be honest, these last few months have been crazy! 

I’ve been dealing with health things and mental health things. I’ve been feeling like Job, except I can only hope to be as righteous as he was (I’m just being honest here). 

I’ve questioned why I’m going through the things I’m going through.I’ve been through a rollercoaster of emotions; I’ve felt anger, sadness, numbness, etc. I let my mind go to all sorts of places but it comes down to who God is.

I focused on myself and the things I was feeling, I didn’t look outside of myself or see the bigger picture. I didn’t rest in God, I didn’t embrace His peace, I didn’t maintain hope. I wanted to see what I chose to see. 

The biggest thing I’m currently working on is trusting in God. Enduring the struggles and maintaining joy even when I may not feel all that happy. From the struggles comes growth in all forms. 

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.- Romans 8:18 (NIV)

I will push on and I’ll stay strong; I encourage you guys to do the same. Keep fighting my brothers and sisters. I love you! 

Transitions

I’m at a point in my life where I’m at a major crossing. I’m in my mid twenties, recently married, and recently graduated. Life is changing and I’m asking myself what now?

I admit that I look around me, and compare where I am with others. I have this feeling of being behind or that I’m just not doing enough, etc. I feel pretty lost, but then I realized I’m where I am supposed to be.

Amongst self pressure and the the pressures of society, I let my true identity and strength get lost. God is and will always be my only constant; there will be changes in life and I’ll have times where I have zero clue what I’m doing but that’s okay. He is my rock, He is my strength, and in Him I am more than enough. 

Maybe some of you are struggling out there. Maybe you are dealing with some heavy things or you just have no idea what path you should be walking. I want to encourage you to just breathe. Rethink your life, not according to your circumstances but in what God says is truth. Walk in peace and walk in confidence. Place your hope in God.

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Lay it down.

I choose to lay down my fears.

Lay down my worries. 

Lay down my doubts.

Lay down my future.

I lay everything down at the feet of the Father; He takes all of my burdens and He will take yours, too. ♡

“Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV)

I Am

​I am small. I am weak. I am flawed. I am sinful. I am scared. I am foolish.

I am seen, heard, and understood (Jeremiah 17:10). I am strong through Him (2 corinthians 12:9). I am perfectly made (psalm 139:13). I am covered by the blood and made clean (John 3:3-6). I am courageous because of Him (deuteronomy 31:6). I am wise by His truth which He gives (proverbs 1:7).

I am loved: it’s enough, I am enough, you are enough.

Being Young & Life

The media will tell you that being young is about making mistakes, finding who you are, and living with no regrets; your peers will embrace this message, and mirror it to you. The motto is “you only live once, and you should do whatever you want to”. I can’t disagree more.

Being young and in your twenties doesn’t give you a pass for accountability. It shouldn’t be a moment in which we let go of inhibitions for living with decency, or focusing on others. Being young and twenty means we should be even more driven to actually live, and not how the media tells us to or being sheeple who follow the latest trends. No, we should seek to find true fulfillment in our lives.

I won’t say that I haven’t made mistakes or modeled what my peers, or the latest pop song told me. I’ve done plenty from the time I turned 20 to 23. I have certainly had my fill. What I’ve found on my journey wasn’t happiness, not true happiness. Being cool or fitting in started to become superficial. I wanted more. I wanted to be real and feel real things.

My advice is to look deeper. Examine your life. Believe, have faith, love others, become less of yourself- not more. I know this is counterintuitive, but there is life waiting to be lived that does not center on yourself, and there is freedom in this.

You will make mistakes, and this is fine but do not live in them. Do not attribute them to your youth and be dismissive. Try your best everyday to outdo your yesterday. Don’t be afraid to be different , don’t be afraid to have faith, don’t be afraid to love others… don’t be afraid to live a life worth living.