A Reflection…

This year has been very eventful and all around wonderful for me. I’ve gained and I’ve lost. I’ve learned so much about myself and lots of other things and people. I was challenged this year, in more ways than usual, and because I had never challenged myself prior to my sophomore year in college it was rough. I’ve experienced lots of ups and downs as well as victories and defeats. I had to make very important decisions for myself that changed a lot of things in my life. Nothing was life threatening but everything was life changing…even if it was just a little bit. Everything counts! Growing as a person involves learning and being a student in just about every situation imaginable. Until we can come to grips with that fact that we don’t know everything and there is always someone wiser and more experienced, we haven’t really embodied what it means to be a learner. It is a humbling process that’ll take time to master but everyone is capable. Even the greatest leaders know that it is important to never stop learning.

I’ve been in a state of reflection for a few months now and I am truly grateful to God for all of my losses and gains. He is the reason why I have not lost my hair when I was stressed. God is the reason why I am able to be so hopeful in everything when circumstances around me don’t look good. God is truly my rock that will never crumble. There were times this year when I couldn’t understand why God continued to be there for me. I didn’t and still don’t deserve His love and grace. He is perfect and I am not. I am thankful to know such a King as He. God continues to unravel my passion and the plans He has for me in the future right before my eyes but I’ve learned that I must be obedient to reach them. After all, obedience is better than sacrifice (Proverbs 21:3). To believe Him, to trust Him, to love Him, to reverence Him and to live for Him is what my life has become…and much more. God loves all of us more than we could ever fathom but it’s up to us to choose Him over everything else. This state of reflection has been great. It was frustrating at first because I felt lost but God never fails and He answers prayer. If you ask and believe, He’ll give it to you (Matthew 21:22).

This year has showed me to not give up and to keep pushing and believing; to love and appreciate those around me like tomorrow isn’t coming. Complaining changes nothing…except it pisses people off and that’s never a good thing. Nothing is impossible when you have a God who is just waiting for you to believe and ask Him anything! I am truly thankful for this year and I am looking forward to an even better one. God is faithful and He loves like no one.

Believe in yourself and don’t let your faith waiver! Much love and peace.

Romans 15:13- Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. 

 

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Winning Wednesday!

Too often do we find ourselves worrying about circumstances, situations, and finances and it’s a shame because worrying gets us all worked up for nothing or just simply ruins our day. Let’s take this day to not worry but worship the Lord because through Christ, we are more than conquerors and all of our needs are taken care of. Thank You God!

Things to keep in mind:


God feeds the birds, why do we worry about what we will have for dinner? Trust Him.

God clothes the grass, why do we worry about what we will wear? Believe Him.

God promised not to leave or forsake us, why do we question what He will do for us? Acknowledge Him.

Today, let us choose to believe God OVER our circumstance. Relax. Have a seat and let God be God.

Don’t worry about missing out and don’t get worked up. God will help you deal. So go on today with a “winning mentality.” We will win because God has already won and we are His.

Be encouraged all! Much love, grace and peace!

[Joshua 1:9/Matthew 6:27-34/Romans 8: 31-33/last clause of Hebrews 13:5]

Feel free to post any scriptures that relate to this topic/conversation. 🙂

-Jazmin. M