a word of encouragement

It's kind of liberating not having to be in control; the weight of of how things will turn out, is no longer on your shoulders. The best part is knowing that the control is in someone's hands that are far more capable than your own. I don't know about you but I can be a bit of a perfectionist, in that I think I know best and I rarely seek help from others; I didn't say it was a good thing. I'm working on this flaw. Especially in such a stressful time in my life right now, having just graduated and taking the next steps in my new life; it's a bit unnerving. 
In the last few months I've experienced moments of confusion, uncertainty and unrest, terrible feelings that I do everything within me to avoid; that's why I'm such a perfectionist. I believe that's why I seem to find myself in these situations all too often, and they always end the same way: I stress, I give up on myself, put my trust in God and He pulls through. Yep, He's never let me down, not even once. I don't ever set out to purposefully make a plan without Him, but I do it on a daily basis. All of this is to say, that if you find yourself in an uncertain situation, trust Him and let the calm take away all your worries and fears. When God is in control, there is only victory in the end. That's a promise.



  1. i love this, and i definitely had similar situations after graduating from college. i had just recently gotten married and none of us having a job it was so stressful just living day to day not knowing what to eat or the whole uncertainty of finding a job. but lately i have done so much praying and i have found that so many of our questions and concerns have been answered. i also was well aware that those things were not answered until i was willing to truly believe that everything will be okay and that we'll find something soon; knowing that the right thing for us would come along. and sure enough it did.
    thank you for the lovely reminder :)
    xo TJ

  2. Very true and very great that you put this out there. People don't put their trust in Him enough.


  3. Such a lovely, lovely post. Its so nerve-racking (& exciting!) to think that its almost time for me to go off to college. I'm so afraid of not knowing what major to choose, not being successful at what I end up choosing, and then not being able to choose... Ahhh! Then I just remember though that some things are just out of my control, and I need to just let life happen and not stress it.


  4. beautiful inspiration.

  5. Thank you. I needed that this morning.

  6. Thanks. I really needed that. xo XD

  7. Very encouraging. I can relate to this. I just started my freshman year of college, am working on getting my first book published, started expanding my DIY blog. Add family, friends, the guy, and every other responsibility...stress comes naturally. But, I know God has not called us to simply survive, but to thrive. He wants us to live life walking in His everlasting promises. Life could be so much happier if we would just cast our cares on Him and allow Him to be God and take the lead.
    It's neat to see that another sister in Christ has the same thoughts!
    God bless and keep up the good work!