Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a completely different life? Maybe your parents are in the process of getting a divorce, or you hate the school that you’re going to be attending in the fall. The stress may be getting to you, or maybe you just want to look like your favorite YouTuber! There’s a point where we all usually wish we were someone else, or our lives were completely different. There’s days where I wish that too, when times are rough I just wish I wasn’t in the situation that I was in.
I was born with a skin condition called Urticaria Pigmentosa, and I’ve lived with it all my life. It gets hard, it gets hard a lot. There’s points where I don’t even want to get out of bed. There’s times I’d beg God to let me be someone else, or just have a completely different life. It effects my everyday living, I can't go into the sun some days, or even sweat. I loved to dance, like honestly no matter how bad I was at it I was completely in love with it. I had to stop dancing, and there's a part of me where I wish I could start doing it again too. But I knew that I would just have to find other hobbies that I could do, and I ended up getting into writing!
Did you know that God gives you your life, your situation, even your body FOR A REASON. Literally your life was completely planned even before you were thought of! No matter what you’re dealing with, or going through, it’s made for you to get stronger! Sometimes it’s even made to help other people! My skin condition has helped me see life through a different eye, and I’m able to connect with other people who have diseases and think that it's going to ruin their life and tell them that their disease or condition isn't their whole story.
What you're dealing with isn't a whole chapter in your book of life, it's just a paragraph. Maybe you're not dealing with a skin condition, but your parents are separating and you feel like you're to blame (let me tell you you're not to blame). But whatever you're going through was always meant to happen. God will NEVER give you something that you can't handle in your life. But don't wish that you had a different life. Your story has a meaning, your story doesn't end or pause because one chapter of it gets difficult. Your story will never end, God has a whole different book for you when you leave this Earth and enter His kingdom.
This was it, the moment when I had to walk across the stage with 700 other people in my class. This was going to be the most nerve wrecking day of my life, and let me tell you it was. I remember being terrified and shaking. It got to the point where the people on the stage who were shaking my hand were asking if I was okay. I was SO scared. I got back to my seat after picking up the thing that holds my diploma and I wondered where the time went. I worried so much about if I was going to fall or if something was going to go wrong, that I forgot that I actually just walked across the stage and I'm officially done with high school. I know people go through that as well, maybe at their weddings or some important huge event.
We're so worried about what's going to go wrong that we've actually forgotten what we're there for! Trust me it's completely normal to worry, but God doesn't want us to. He wants us to trust in him that everything is going to go well. He's got your back! He wants you to know that you are LOVED, and CARED FOR, and WONDERFUL, and BEAUTIFUL. Everything is on a plan for you, from your wedding to the day you retire. Everything is already done. Whatever you're scared about tomorrow that's keeping you up at night is already going to happen! God's got you! He won't let anything that's not In His plan happen to you, IF YOU TRUST IN HIM! If you walk along the path he has settled for you, then girl you are good!
Trust in God that whatever is going to happen will happen. Don't miss an important moment of your life because you're scared of the what ifs that are going to happen. He's with you and he's not going to let anything happen to you!
When you pass through the waters,
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.