✰ new post!!! Link in bio! ✰ • Those words aren’t just ones we sing in church or have written as decoration on a picture in our house. They are the truth of what happens to us once we open ourselves up to the goodness of God. • Dependence on God is assurance of peace even during chaos, clarity even during confusion, and clear vision even during the foggiest seasons of life. ✨
One night several months ago, I asked God why He hadn’t given me something that I had hoped for. He responded almost immediately and straight up just said, “HUH?! Because you never even asked me for it.” 🤷🏼♀️ • Hoping for something is not the same as believing for it. Wishing for something is not the same as proclaiming it. Wanting something is not the same as desperately longing for it. And merely dreaming about something sure as heck ain’t the same as actively pursuing it with your whole heart. • Right here in Luke 1:45, Elizabeth calls Mary BLESSED for simply believing that what God had spoken to her would be fulfilled. • I wonder how many things God is waiting to bless us with if only we’d have the faith to ask Him for it. There’s a sense of boldness we’re called to have in an instant like this. And DANG, what an incredible feeling it is knowing we have access to go to the throne with confidence to ask for the greatest desires of our hearts—only to be met by a Savior and a Father ready to give us the whole world and even more than we could ever dream of for simply just trusting that He’ll be there each time we call on Him. • Ask. Believe. Receive. ✨
Yes, you. YOU got this. Keep going. Don’t give up. ⚡️// #midweekmotivation #wednesdayinspo
Woke up this morning to my first full week back to the grind in over two weeks... but I’m so ready to get back at it in this crazy city of mine. 💪🏼 • I feel like 2018 ended in such a fury. I didn’t even have a place to live for the coming year until 15 days before the year ended. I was having to trust God with what felt like sooo much. Then before I knew it, I was back home for the holidays living completely relaxed, without a single worry, surrounded by family and best friends. It was a roller coaster of emotions. • But even still, as I’m reflecting on 2018 a whole week late (whoops!), I can say with confidence as real as the sky is blue on a cloudless day, that the things I saw God do, the lessons He taught me, and the faith He built within me are all things I’ll carry with me forever. 2018 was the hardest, but absolute best year of my life yet. • And I’m reminded once again of the man in the red sweatshirt: “I realized I had to give up my own self-will and hand it over to God, and He changed me.” [link in bio!] • He changed me this year, and I couldn’t be more excited to see what He has up His sleeve for us in 2019—what battles will be won, what hope He will restore, what grace He will extend, what His love will conquer, and what life-change will occur. I have a sneaking suspicion that it might just be all up hill from here. 🤩 • Pictured: me at my new home in my new red sweatshirt :-) God is so good. All the time.
✶ New post! link in bio ✶ I heard a man speakin’ truth on the street and I gave him a thumbs up... Then, I realized why. • Read about what I learned from the man in the red sweatshirt about making the life change we experience through Jesus just as radical, dramatic, and noticeable as a true physical transformation. ✨
Halfway through the week, the to-do list seems longer than it was on Monday. I’m such a go-getter and list-maker, and it’s so easy for me to get wrapped up in the worry of what might happen if I don’t check everything off before the end of the week. Anyone feel me? 🤪 • I read a quote somewhere once that said, “be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning, the devil says, ‘oh crap, she’s up!’” • I think about this on the mornings of the days when the end of the to-do list is nowhere in sight because checking off things that I hope to get done, won’t actually make or break my success or failure. When the enemy doesn’t have anything else to use against us, he’ll remind us of things to add to our to-do list. When in reality, the success of your week isn’t defined by the conquering of the list, but rather your impact on the people around you and your growth as an individual. • When he can’t make you stumble, he’ll just make you busy. Make your lists, do you best to tackle them, but lose the pressure to check all the boxes... I promise, you’ll still be successful and you’ll still keep scaring the devil. 👊🏼 #yougotthis #midweekmotivation #wakeupandworkit
✭ NEW POST! Link in bio! ✭ ••• “Pouring ourselves out to others doesn’t take anything from us—instead, it makes room in our hearts for God to pour more into us! We can’t ignore the urgency we feel to love others just because of the effort it will take to do so... follow His lead, don’t hold anything back, and watch for what incredible thing He wants to do right before your own eyes when you pour your whole heart out.”
Don’t let anything take the joy outta even your Mondayest of Mondays. 👊🏼 #itsgrindtime #mondaymotivation #nottodaysatan #aintgotnothingonme