July 30, 2013 at 10:21am
Get out of your way
So as I engage in my over easy eggs and toast with a delicious cup of coffee, I realize that I am blessed.
I hate for this to be a cliché heart-warming post about how perfect my life is at the moment and I’m sure anyone who reads this would too. So we’re in luck- cause my life is no where near perfect.
My life in fact is filled with unfortunate mishaps and circumstances that I’m trying to see the positive in. Whenever I think my life is terrible and how much I lack things that I deeply desire, I compare my circumstances to those around me.
And although, I may not have much- I have more than some. That’s why I’m blessed. I came across a blog today that basically is this young female caught in distress over a terrible dating life. My heart felt for her because I could tell just through her words that she’s let this defeat her. Or prevent her from being happy.
I can’t speak directly on her circumstance because I do have a boyfriend— one that I am truly greatly for. But I can speak on letting a circumstance defeat you.
If something isn’t going exactly the way you want it to, sometimes it’s best to let it go for a moment. I’m not exactly the aggressive, ‘go get em kid’, attitude type. If you’re looking for me to say “if you don’t like it, do something about it”, I probably won’t. And not that there’s anything wrong with that kind of attitude… But sometimes that aggressive spirit gets in the way of God’s plan for you.
When we take matters into our own hands and try to fix things- not good.
After you’ve tried something over and over and you are still getting the same result— it’s time to go back to the drawing board, honey.
Let it go. For just a moment. Don’t think on it. Don’t dwell on it. Say a prayer and believe that it will happen. And then forget about it.
A scripture that I have posted on my door comes from Philippians and says “do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God” (4:6)
I have it on my door so that it can be a reminder for myself every day I leave. Once you pray about something and know that you’ve done all YOU can do, it’s time to let God work.
Sometimes our mishaps stem from our own aggressive attitudes. Don’t get in your own way.
"You are too blessed to be stressed"
Scripture of the day
July 29, 2013 at 12:17pm
How come no one ever told me that around the ages of 21-25 I will probably go through an identity crisis in which I have no idea what I’m supposed to be doing or where I’m going.
Okay, so not everybody goes through that stage. But I have/am and quite frankly I’m ready for it to pass. I’m trying really hard to make this work. For instance, think of the things I’m good at and excel in those things.
….what am I good at? I DON’T KNOW. I think it’s easier making of list of things I’m bad at. Such as: decision making (a skill every human needs in order to proceed in life), public speaking, dealing with confrontational situations, money(just no), and making decisions (I’m stating this one twice because I think other things stem from that).
I hate making decisions. Therefore, I’m hesitant about a lot of things in fear of making the wrong decision. Fear. Ahhhh—- the real factor behind my identity crisis. Fear is big. A big stumbling block that stops many influential, talented individuals from ever reaching their full potential.
I don’t want to be that person. I refuse. Fear of failing is normal. You should have a little of that. It pushes you. But you shouldn’t let failure stop you from trying again. “A man will fall seven times, and God will pick him up every time”. God also has not given us a spirit of fear. But He has empowered us to go and do great things in His name.
I don’t necessarily have an identity crisis. I know who’s I am. Therefore, I know my identity. I’ve found it in Christ.
So if you found yourself reading the beginning of this blog mentally agreeing and replying “YES. MY LIFE”- tell yourself that you do know who you are. You may not know where you’re going, but you know who is never going to leave you along the way.
Although I am bad some things (really important things that I might add), those things don’t define who I am. And they won’t prevent me from succeeding.
Fear is stupid. Don’t be scurrrrd! Go live.
Scripture of the day
Blog it away.
So roughly 2 years ago my best friend and I decided to make an anonymous twitter account. The goal was tweet positive feminine quotes that would inspire females and what not. We both invested time into it but she eventually became married and a full-time teacher (yay!) so I then took the account under my little wing.
It’s actually kind of become my readable journal. Things I type about already in my personable, non-readable (God forbid) journal, I can tweet about- and see how other people respond to it without them knowing its me.
..except 140 characters only does so much. Therefore, I’ve decided to enter into the world of blogging.
My goal is to first- blog about my daily struggles so that I don’t go completely insane (already a little insane..jk; kinda) but to also inspire someone and let them know they’re not the only person on the verge on insanity. Life is hard. So I’m going to blog about it.