It’s crazy to think that this is his masterpiece. What we think can be used for destruction is completely wrong. Everything happens for a reason, even if we don’t want it to. We can run, try to flee from it, but in the end he’s working through it all. The ocean is such a marvelous place, it’s home so many amazing creatures, and also is pretty awesome to kayak on. But we need to remember what when we feel like those waves are crashing.. we need to ride them. We need to take our faith, in this case our surfboards and we need to go with the waves. We need to go wherever he’s telling us to go because in the end, he created this whole earth. He made us, he made the sand, he made the sky, and he created it all to what he wanted it to be. These waves, these storms that we deal with can’t ever crash over us. We need to stand strong in our faith and ride these waves.
“Do you not fear me? declares the Lord. Do you not tremble before me? I placed the sand as the boundary for the sea, a perpetual barrier that it cannot pass; though the waves toss, they cannot prevail; though they roar, they cannot pass over it.”
Jeremiah 5:22 ESV
Everything that’s here, is here for a purpose. Just like you are. These waves, they can’t stop you because something else is stopping them. Everyone’s wave may look different, but in the end they’re just waves. Ride your storm, don’t let it hold you back. He’s giving you the strength to do whatever you need to do, take your faith and ride.
I feel like we are get currently stuck in a rut at least once in our lives, sometimes it feels like it can last forever.
We sit here and think "oh if I go out with these friends and get some drinks I'll get my mojo back", "I need to start dressing differently and change myself", "Maybe if I start to plan everything out that I'm going to do, it'll make a difference".
The sad thing is that none of that will help, but let me tell you I do love to dye my hair and change my style. In the Bible it says "Whatever you do, work at it with your whole being, for the Lord not for human masters." (Colossians 3:23).
I remember way back in highschool when I used to attend youth camp, those were one of the verses we had to memorize. I have the worst memory I can possibly think of, and let me tell you it's terrible, but thats a verse I'll always remember. No matter what we're doing, if we're making dinner, going shopping for a new dress, or even studying for a final, it should all be for Him.
When we're stuck and not sure what we do so we lay in beds and binge watch Netflix to pass the time, something I do recurrently. What are we supposed to do when we don't know what to do? We sit here and pray and ask Him what He has planned for us and we don't know what it is.
I've always felt like it was my dream to be a writer & a mother, but at this moment I don't know what I'm going to do. I work at a photography studio 2-3 days a week, and other than that I'm currently doing absolutely nothing. I know the things that I want to do that'll make me happy but I don't know where to start at all. I want all of these results, but I'm not putting in the work to getting them. I go out to coffeeshops with friends and I plan out my whole entire week, and I just end up in bed scrolling through instagram everyday.
A part of me thinks "what if my content sucks?" "what if people don't want to honestly read whatever I write". If I'm proud of what I do, then that is all that matters. I can sit here and write for Him, I can do my literal best.
Success is something that we think we need every single day, we think we need to live better lives. But what if our life right now is successful? What if you being stuck in a rut is helping you to get to that point where you're going to be at your best. Your life no matter what stage in life you're in, you are successful. You made it through another day, you're living and breathing. Whether you're stuck in a rut or you are living your best life humanly possible, you are successful.
Sometimes thats something we don't want to believe because we feel like our rut is something we're going to be dealing with forever. But all you have to do, is just to do it. It may not happen in an hour, or in a couple of days- but in the endgame it'll be worth it. Don't give up, rut or not you are successful.
I'm a huge fan of chicken nuggets, and enthusiastically excited about what God as in store for my life. My other half is currently in the Air Force, so a lot of blog posts will be about the military as of right now.
Incase no one told you today:
YOU ARE AMAZING
YOU ARE LOVED
YOU ARE ONE OF A KIND
YOU ARE SPECIAL
YOU ARE MAGNIFICENT
YOU ARE WANTED
YOU ARE A MASTERPIECE
YOU ARE WONDERFUL
YOU ARE JOYFUL
YOU ARE TALENTED
YOU ARE GREAT
YOU ARE FANTASTIC
YOU ARE A QUEEN
YOU ARE LOVED BY SOMEONE WHO MADE YOU
YOU ARE KIND
YOU ARE YOU, don't let anyone change that.