I’ve been so blessed over this past year. This simply has been the best year of my life. I celebrated my birthday in January with an amazing group friends, spent a week in March exploring Southern California and Hawaii; hiking the canyons, biking the boulevard, surfing Waikiki Beach, and exploring the island of Oahu. In July I spent a weekend at home with my family and best friend of 13 years. A week at Alaso Ranch at the end of July was utterly a life changing experience; a camp counselor to 13 beautiful 15 year olds…I had forgotten what a turbulent time this was for me growing up. I took on leadership positions within our church and grew closely within the womens ministry. In October, I accepted a seemingly random friend request from someone I thought I had met before…two weeks later we met for an early dinner, went salsa dancing, and now I know what it means to “just know” someone is the one for you. My me became we, and priorities shifted. Time together has become the most valuable entity. As this year comes to a close, I’m gratetful for overcoming fears, falling in love, and growing in faith.
I love knowing personally the peace that surpasses all understanding. I look towards to the future with joy, knowing that God still has great things in store. This life is such a beautiful wonderful gift, each day we awake; we are blessed to unwrap yet another layer of life and adventure.
I woke up in a panic, I needed to get away. I knew I needed some time alone with God. I just met his entire family and they were all incredible; loving, kind, genuine…the kind of people you just fall in love with. I slipped out the front door just after daybreak, running tights and Casting Crowns on my pandora station.
Courage comes in many forms. Sometimes its leaving, sometimes its deciding to stay. Leaving everything familiar to come to Dallas took alot of courage, leaving relationships that were not life giving… but mostly looking in the mirror knowing it was I who needed to change took courage. We do not evolve as people by sitting still or being stubborn. We have to have the courage to thrive in the change that comes.
I can now look back and see the change and re-molding of my heart. I can see how God has used certain situations and circumstances to prepare my heart. In the present those things didnt make sense, they didnt add up, but now its perfect clarity. My heart has taken me on the the most incredible adventure…but the one thing that has never changed was staying true to myself.
Cinderella had to have courage to accept the invitation to the ball. We all know she lived happily ever after but only because she was willing to step up and into the life that had been prepared for her. God called her to be a princess and her past allowed her to fulfill that purpose. She needed to be humble, kind, aware of the important things in life….so she could become all God needed her to be. Her prince came and while she was elated to leave the past behind and begin anew, it still took a lot courage and an open mind.
Today I am thankful for the courage to stay, openly commit and put down roots. I’m thankful that prayerfully I took my fear of commitment and laid it at the throne of Jesus and asked him to heal me. It required obedience and faithfulness, there were tears, alot of whys, and at times disapointment…but it was well worth the energy and sacrifices….and the wait. He is everything I’ve wanted and more, and to that end, I begin a new journey, open a new chapter in growing as a daughter of the King.
Jesus replied, “You don’t understand now what I am doing, but someday you will.” - John 13:7
AMEN! So thankful for His faithfulness and wisdom… I didn’t know why or how, but my reward came in trusting in Him in the wait. He used the journey to mold my character and heart to be strong and resilient for what was to come. He delivers and His plan was SO MUCH BETTER than mine! #inthatseason #blessed #love
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This face!! 💗 #roman #commitment It’s not always fun, but he’s so worth it. #puppyteen #rebellion #training (at mi casa)