My last semester of college, I struggled.
In fact my entire college experience felt like a struggle. Getting a degree is not easy. I felt overwhelmed constantly. I felt as though because I was getting this degree for God everything had to not just be right but perfect. Boy was I wrong! The truth is God does not expect us to be perfect, He desires us to be righteous through His Son, our Lord and Savior, Yeshua. Our Risen Messiah tells us that He came for those who know they are sinners, not those who believe they are already righteous. As a graduate I look back and I realize how the enemy use perfectionism as a tactic to make me miserable. I felt as if I had to take a certain amount of classes because I wasn’t working my junior and senior year, and that I had to get perfect or near perfect grades to impress others because I wasn’t working or living on campus. Woo! Let me tell you, living for others will get you no where. My degree was supposed to be for Christ yet instead of receiving it righteously by enjoying it, I desired to live for others opinions of me, often ones I made up on my own of what they thought, and my own vision, that I forgot about God’s vision for me. God desires me to be of joy, purity, and peace, and when you are living for others you joy is taken and you worry, your purity is taken because you stop living for God and begin living a perfectionist lifestyle that you can’t obtain, and your peace is gone as depression, anxiety, and fear set in because you cannot live up to these false standards you or other flesh had made up. It is not worth it. I am here to tell you to take it to the cross, hang it up, and follow Jesus! The Bible tells us to hang our iniquities at the cross! We are to crucify our past selves and RISE WITH JESUS CHRIST! Rise with the King of all Kings and live in His ones blessed children of God. Accept Jesus by repenting, believing, accepting, and living in Jesus Christ, He had already done the rest.
Prayer doesn’t always work.
It takes obedience, work, and belief with the prayer to get to the end result.
Remember that God is always with you, he will never leave you nor forsake you.
YOU have to trust in him.
YOU have to believe in him.
YOU have to get to work.
Remember faith without works is dead,
God can only lead you so far when you don’t do the work or believe.
But the best part is He will take you all the way when you do believe, when you do put in the work, when you trust in him and show your obedience through all circumstances.
Take it from me, this is something I needed to learn this morning.
Don’t give up.
Go look at that house.
Keep writing that paper.
Finish that workout.
Apply for that job.
Ask for a raise.
Make a business plan.
Get that degree.
Get that certification.
Go higher. Elevate. Get to work.
God is always with you. ♡
Today I took a Math Quiz. I went through to check all my questions before submission, and then rechecked.
As I scrolled to the top to see my grade, I realized I had 1 question wrong. My entire mood began to change. A 9/10, with just 1 wrong number on a question my emotions went from high to low.
I write this to say how often we allow the little things in life to upset us. We allow it to pile up in our minds until we explode. Because of 1 mistake my grade went from a potential 100, to a 90. This tiny mistake led me to being upset and putting my emotions on the throne instead of God.
For a few short seconds I forgot who I was and who I serve.
How often do we allow the little moments in life to affect us? To make us feel as if we are low or not good enough? They become our biggest insecurities and regrets, when instead they should become our biggest inspirations.
Don’t allow something going wrong, that tiny little thing, distract you from the other achievements in your life. You’re still breathing, you’re still standing. A 9/10 is better than nothing. 9 is stronger than 1. So, remember all the wonderful things going on in your life are so much stronger than the negative.
He’s still on the throne.
Tiara, words from God. ♡