Showing posts from June, 2018

I said No.

You're allowed to stand up for yourself I'm starting off by saying that because I want you to know that you do not have to compromise anything about yourself to be loved. You are allowed to stand up for yourself-ALWAYS. Your morals,   safety, and relationship with God come first. I hope this personal experience I am about to share with you, helps you out. 
So recently, a guy friend of mine reconnected with me on Instagram.  We met when I was 15 or so and he was 18. We are going to call him John for the sake of his privacy and identity.  We were both volunteering at a local youth ministry. Back then, we weren't great friends, just acquaintances. I thought he was funny and a good guy though. 
As I said, we reconnected on Instagram of all things. He followed me and then messaged me. Honestly, it was all very casual. When he asked me to get coffee with him at Wafflehouse, I said yes. It went really well. We caught up with each other's lives, and I mostly talked. What can …

Overcoming Insecurities

What is insecurity? Google dictionary defines insecurity as "uncertainty or anxiety about oneself: lack of confidence". This is definitely a topic that is universal to all people. Insecurity does not discriminate. I face it. Why do we face insecurity? So why do we face insecurity? Honestly, insecurity comes from separation from God and finding our identities in ungodly things.  I truly believe that. As humans, without Christ especially, we allow our identity to be shaped by our mistakes and experiences. Which those things definitely do mold us, they do not define us. Listen y'all, I would absolutely hate if other people identified me by my mistakes and past so why should I do so to myself?
Instead of telling you that you should find your identity in Christ, I am going to give you evidence and reminders of who you are in Christ. Step by step, walking in trust, love, and forgiveness, we can overcome.Lift up your eyes and look to the Heavens: Who created all these? He who …

Finding Rest and Peace

How do you find peace and rest? "How do I find rest and peace?" asked every human ever. We all go through rough patches in life and we all just want these two things. As Christians, we have access to peace and rest in Christ.  Philippians 4:7 says "And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus."  You may ask yourself " How do I access this?" Well, you see, you have access to all God gives the minute you except Jesus Christ as your savior. God only wants good things for you and peace and rest falls under the category of good things. Who doesn't like good things? I think a big step to walking with God is letting go of understanding. I know it is not easy. Frankly, I like control, and I like to understand things. This is a step I always have to be conscious of. I don't want complete control over my life when there is a way so much better for me. That is where trusting God falls into place.…