Hey party people!! I know it's been a while BUT I have a new blog post on my website. The link for my website is they have bio. Here's a little teaser for those of you who, like me, hate suffering. Enjoy!! I hate this. I hate this. I hate this. I hate this. I did not realize how much control I want over my life until my life hit a brick freaking wall of suffering.
This past Sunday 3 different people at 3 different times told me to •accept the the benefit that comes through suffering
•find hope in the endurance that comes through suffering
•realize that God is NOT a tease and there IS an end to this.
My immediate reaction to all these truths was annoyance. I'm annoyed because I can't be the one to fix it. I'm annoyed because I have zero control in this situation. I'm annoyed because now I have to become still and lean on Jesus when the fixer in me just wants to work out my anxiety and find some control somewhere. I'm not saying any of these reactions are good. I am saying that after this realization I'm shocked at how childish my flesh is. With fists pounding and feet kicking I had to ask myself..at what cost am I wanting my own way? What lessons am I missing by keeping my head down and just getting through? What strength did I reject but trusting in my own way instead of the Lords?
Growing up we're told we have to be self sufficient, responsible, dependable, and able to take care of ourselves. (Which is all true and fantastic BUT..) Somewhere along the way that mind set leaked into my spiritual life and it became counterintuitive to trust in someone I can't see. I don't know when I forgot He is ACTUALLY the maker and SUSTAINER of the universe. He LITERALLY knows all my days before one of them came to be, and He actually cares about my sorrow and wants to take and heal my brokenness. With my pride bleeding and dying on the floor...... #blogpost #blogs #suffering #livegenuine