Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Another reboot? This time it's personal...

Hello there!  It appears I've neglected this blog for quite some time (other than posting my weekly #shereadstruth memory verse designs).  Honestly? I've been quite down-in-the-dumps after not getting the job I interviewed for about a month ago.  All these negative thoughts started filling my head: you're not good enough, you've failed at getting into grad school, you've failed at getting a job, all your hard work was/is pointless, you'll never go anywhere... yeah. ICK.

I find it kind of funny that people think that Christians live perfect lives or that they are never depressed or that they get everything they pray for.  The truth is, we STILL struggle and still get depressed and still have unanswered prayers.  BUT, the truth is, we can survive through all these things because we have faith in an all-powerful, all-loving, all-merciful, and all-perfect God! A God who has only good things in store for us.  So when times of struggle hit hard, it's important to keep faith and have a hope that endures...

It's easy to give up. It's easy to lose hope. It's easy to blame God.  But no one said faith is easy.  If it was, our lives would be SUPER boring!  By seeking His truth in ALL circumstances, by finding joy in suffering, by constantly giving praise to our Creator, we can fulfill our purpose in the life given to us.
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. (James 1:2-4 NIV)
So this week, I decided it's time for a REBOOT.  Time to change my negative way of thinking and to seek out joy in my current situation.  Time to do the best that I can, not just for myself, but for the glory of God.

So here are 5 positive things that have occurred in the past few weeks:
1.) Matt got a job at the Apple Store - a HUGE blessing.
2.) My brother visited a few weeks ago and we had an awesome day trip to New Orleans.
3.) Daily encouragement from the #shereadstruth community to stay in the Word
4.) Working on some neat craft projects
5.) Obsessing over My Little Pony : Friendship is Magic and getting the songs stuck in my head all day. You simply cannot watch that show and not have Pinkie Pie's crazy positive energy rub off on you!! :)


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2 comments:

  1. fight the good fight!
    we pray for you everyday and we love you!
    more importantly, God loves you with all the universe He created for you! He knew you before you were even born and you will spend forever with Him in a place even greater than the whole universe

    dad

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  2. Sorry you were going through a rough patch, friend... Things can get crazy sometimes..and it is kind of hard when people don't understand. Yes, Christians have trials.. And what's even worse is that sometimes others think you're having a tough time because there's some hidden sin in your life... I've heard that before.. But yes, focus on the positive and remember the amazing things that the Lord has done for you in the past..the miracles He's performed, the blessings He has bestowed..and that will carry you through this valley..


    xoxox
    Janette
    http://janettethejongleur.blogspot.com/

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