Hello, my name is…

As I have been reading over some of my older posts I can’t help but chuckle at myself…

Yes, the stories are real.

The lessons I have been learning are real.

The changes I have made are real.

But, I haven’t been being…

In my own writing I can see myself coming from a place of pride. Writing like it’s all easy smiles, green lights and check marks… and well, that gets exhausting.

*Isaiah 40: 28-31*

In the never ending battle to discover who we were/I was created to be I have processed even more through the topics I have already written on and found so many differences already (though, I am sure that’s to be expected).

I feel like I am coming into a new season in my life. A season where I have the opportunity to be completely and fully myself. Striving to be genuine. Learning to serve my God and find who He has created me to be.

This set of pictures is from our trip to Yosemite a few months back… I just loved the trees!

“Hello, my name is Summer.”

I am twenty-one years old. I love the color green, super spicy food and the wonderful family God is building around me. But, the ONLY thing I am 100% sure of in this entire existance is that there is ONE God and He sent His only Son to die on the cross for my, our, sins.

I have been washed clean and made new by the blood of my Savior and I am ready to start acting like it.

*Hebrews 10: 22*

So, I am going to stop trying to know everything else because let’s face it… there is something amazing and peace bringing about not needing to know everything.

It is such a relief to wake up every day and just give it to God.

He’s got this.

He’s got me.

And, He’s got you too.

This picture makes me happy… God’s artwork is absolutely stunning…

I am aware that it won’t be easy. I know pride will still try to bubble up and get the best of me. I know I will have times of worry and stress over this or that. But, I am confident in the fact that when I recognize it, take a breath and hand it over to God… He will take whatever it is that I’m giving Him and deliver me from it ten times stronger.

This week I leave you with a challenge… evaluate your life. Look at your relationships, your work, your passions… take just one moment and be honest with yourself, are you happy? Are these things that you genuinely love? If not, why are you pretending? Who are you trying to be? And why? What stresses you out? What “flaw” or “fault” are you trying to cover up? …Instead of work on. Take all of those reasons, take everything that you are struggling with and just give it to God. Right now. It is not, and never was, yours to carry.

Let’s do it together.

Until next time; I pray your day, every day, is blessed.

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Alaina says:

    beautiful incouragement!

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  2. minstrelgirl451 says:

    I do think we often try to look better than we are, even to the people Wii could help/ be helped the most with/by our problems. At the same time, though, try not to be guilted into the world’s version of “real.” Sometimes people accuse someone of not being real, only because they want the dirt exposed so that THEY feel better about themselves. You know, like when someone sees a picture of a friend’s immaculate sitting room and thinks, “Well, that is nice (-er than mine), but I’m sure she has her clutter hidden somewhere.” There will always be people like that, and I’m sure I’ve been one of them at one point or another. There are places for different levels of openness.
    I suppose it is a two-way street. Strive to be genuine and sincere in your dealings with others, and sincerely enjoy the good things in other’s lives. I think the motive is more important than the subject matter. I know that as you strive to honor God with your blog, He will guide your writing. ❤

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    1. Modestly Me says:

      Thank you for commenting, I see where you are coming from. I think for me personally I see it more as… sharing that newly done “sitting room” with others because it is nice and ready for them I’m not denying the “clutter” in the other rooms they just aren’t ready yet. This post definitely does not mean that I will be spilling my life over the internet; I just noticed I was trying to place everything in a check marked box but I know I’ll look back on this post, and ones to come, and see differences too. Thank you for your encouragement!

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      1. minstrelgirl451 says:

        Ok, that makes sense. ☺

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  3. Boy do I struggle with trying to know and do everything; to it’s detriment. It often ends up in knowing and doing nothing. Glad you’re on that journey as well!

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    1. Modestly Me says:

      Thank you for reading. Praise God that every day is an opportunity to learn something new! It is so much more peaceful, and fulfilling, when we just give it all to Him. I hope you guys have a great day!

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