Life… ALL Of It Is Worth It…

IMG_5180.JPGYou can cut yourself off from your dreams in hopes of protecting yourself. You can try to save yourself heartache, loss, so called failure, and more. Or you can go after everything you’ve ever wanted, or begin to want at any point in life. I want to share a lesson with you I’ve learned along the way. That life has a way of getting us in ways we didn’t see coming. I’m sure you’ve been there if you’ve lived any significant amount of years. Where you worry so much about a certain thing going wrong. And it doesn’t, but something else you never thought of goes wrong. I’ve had that happen many times. Point being we can’t plan what does or doesn’t work out. In order to even try we would have to never leave our house. And that’s no way to live!
Instead let’s try trusting this journey called life. That yes, while it can be hard, it also has the ability to be absolutely beautiful and amazing. We can’t control which it will be at any given time. But we can decide to give it all we have to live it to the fullest! Whatever that means for you. We all have a different idea of what a full life looks like. Whether it be marrying, raising a family, building a career, building a ministry, or anything else that means something to you. Not going after any of those things in order to play it safe would be a total waste of the gift that life can be.
I understand playing it safe. Going slow after a let down in life. I understand having to learn to trust yourself and others again. Even trusting God again. I’m on that same path myself. But what I don’t understand is totally giving up on life. Giving up on anything ever being good again. Giving up on all life could be, simply due to fear of what it might or might not be. I am learning to dream again, hope again, trust again, laugh again, and more. How you might ask? How after a season of pain, loss, regret, can I possibly do this? For me it’s only through God. It’s only through growing in my relationship with Him can I be brave enough to do this. I meditate on Jeremiah 29:11 daily. I read my Bible daily. I pray and talk to and with God daily. I surround myself with people who point me back to God as I lose my way. And who also make me laugh along the way. I listen to worship music so I can be surrounded with His love, and the presence of the Holy Spirit. And I look for ways to bless others just as I have been blessed. This doesn’t mean I don’t struggle with fear, doubt, anxious thoughts, sadness for things lost, from time to time. But it does mean that I now have a way of dealing with these normal human emotions. I do all I can not to allow them to overtake me.
The more you surround yourself with God the easier it will become to deal with life. And see all the blessings that it holds as well. My mission in life now is to show others that life is worth every bit of fight you can put into it. It’s worth never giving up on. It’s worth putting yourself out there for. Living a life of “what if” is not the way to go. Yes, you never know what might go wrong. But you also never know what can go right. Unless you try.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
” There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up,a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak,a time to love and a time to hate,a time for war and a time for peace.” Life holds some of everything for all of us. Remember that the next time Satan tries to tell you you’re the only one. Life is not picking on you. God is not picking on you. But He is there for you through all of it. ❤ #livingyourbestlife

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