Choose to Flourish

October 8, 2020

Not gonna lie to you, the past few weeks I鈥檝e felt… kind of defeated. I know you鈥檝e probably noticed* I鈥檝e been quiet online lately (*sarcasm 馃ぃ聽 I know no one is actually paying attention to how often I post hahaha). The truth is, I鈥檝e been taking a lot of time lately to be quick to listen and slow to speak… Taking time to just… be. And think. And pray. And laugh. (And cry).

With virtual school being *awful* (I am not going to even remotely try to sugarcoat it and be like 鈥渙h no it鈥檚 fineeeee! No. It鈥檚 the WERST.) and with some frustrating, disappointing, disheartening stuff happening in our personal life… it鈥檚 just been, well, you know, a YEAR.

I鈥檓 a real killjoy, aren鈥檛 I?

I HAVE A POINT, I promise.

I share all this and say all this to just say that is a-okay to feel the feels. Feel ALL of the feels. Because, God feels the feels right along with you and, whether or not you realize it… He is walking through the feels with you.

And as much as it might not make sense or feel like it in the moment – it will be okay. I will see this through. You will see this through (whatever it is that you鈥檙e facing).

The world is bananas. The world has always been bananas and always will be bananas as long as sin is in the world. It’s just the reality of it. BUT, that doesn’t mean we don’t get to flourish amidst the banana-ness.

People may change, people may drive you nuts… but God? God is good.

God is unchanging. He is steady. He is constant. He is so Trustworthy.

His plans are WAY better than ours and even when it doesn鈥檛 make sense, I have a peace that this too, shall pass. And on the other side of this will be a promise you have yet to see fulfilled. Someday it will all make sense.

So, I can choose today to just wither up and let the world overtake me… or I can choose to flourish in the life and plans that God has for me.

It鈥檚 not gonna be easy. It鈥檚 gonna take work.

But it is gonna be good. So so good.