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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.