Posted at 6:29 pm , on August 24, 2018
I get so frustrated sometimes, it makes me cringe. Here I am minding my own business in public and someone starts talking to me.
“I’m quiet, and over here not bothering a soul. Why do they want to talk to me?”
I finally confessed my fears to my family member “I never wanted to be in the spotlight – but it looks like life will not let me be.”
Over the phone, I hear a soft sigh, and then they finally say: “you just have a natural light about you. People want to know why you are so happy and how you got to where you are in life.”
Even though I want to argue – I can’t. Here I am a female in America. I look like I found the key to a happy life. People have no idea that there is so much I want to do and accomplish.
My spotlight is not my own, it all belongs to God. I am just a vessel to shine his righteousness. Like everyone, I have flaws, secrets, and tragedies that should make my heart harden. Yet I love and give with my all. I am just here to spread the love he has given to me. Anyone can find God’s light. You’re not too big or small to find him. We all have light, we just have to uncover it and shine it brightly.
16 In the same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16
Posted at 11:30 pm , on August 15, 2018
For the past few months, I’ve been doing a lot of things I didn’t feel like doing. “So why did you do it if you didn’t want to?”
There was a part of me that wanted to grow and become a better person. Discovering my full potential will always be important to me. Honestly, I was willing to sacrifice the present happiness for a rewarding future.
Every day at 5:00 I would go to the gym and push myself to new heights. There were days when I didn’t feel like showing up. I had to bribe myself to walk up and down hills on the treadmill. When it got too easy, I looked for a new challenge. Along the way, I’ve met some really wonderful people who promoted my growth. My confidence became high and genuine.
After a while, I realized my assignment was over. It was time to once again change and progress into something more.
God wants to give us new experiences and ways of life. No – it won’t be easy when you first start. Yes – you will feel like looking for an exit everytime something does not go your way. I promise you after every struggle, there is a blessing.
For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. Hebrews 10:36