Life Changes

Life changes, it is a fact of life. People will say things like “Without change there wouldn’t be any butterflies.”  Life changes, and not all changes are good. I know God works all things out for the better of his people. But that doesn’t mean that it is all going to be good, and that life is always going to change the way you want it to, because the truth is; no one has complete control of their life. No. One. Does.

There is only one person who does, God. God has control, and you know what His plans are totally different than your plans. He has control to put people in your life, than yank them away. In the long run, that might be better; but in the mean time it stinks.

It hurts, when people don’t talk to you, or when they do everything they can to avoid you. When people walk out of your life, it hurts. Even if those people leave unintentionally. It hurts when people aren’t considerate of other people. It just does; but you want to know what I have learned from all of it? From all of the times that people have ignored my texts, got up and left from the lunch table, lied to me because they just didn’t want to talk at that moment, ignored me while I was talk to them.

I have learned that people are flawed, we all are. There is not a single human being that is perfect, we all make mistakes. I learned that you can not live your life for people. You have to live your life for God. You can’t change your entire life for some if they won’t do the same for you.

God is going to be there at the end of every day, and even if you feel like he has left you in the dark, when you feel like he has hung up on you. He hasn’t he is waiting on the other end of the line, waiting for you to come back. When you feel alone, and like no one wants to be your friend, when you feel like no one can understand what you are going through; God does, and he is always there, always listening. God doesn’t move, people do. God promises that he won’t leave us, he is constant. He always has, and he always will be there. Waiting.

I think that the best thing about God, is that he will always love you. No matter what you did, he is willing to forgive you, and let you back in to his arms. No matter how far you run, he will always be sitting there with open arms, waiting for you. It is one of the hardest things for us as people to believe, because as people we aren’t like that. But God is bigger than all of us, he is the most patient, understanding, loving, and accepting thing there is; and He will always love you. He will always be there.

Next time you feel alone, like the world has turned its’ back on you, remember

that God hasn’t and that he is always waiting for you to talk to him.

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The Journey

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11

I think that sometimes we all get too caught up in the final project that we sometimes forget about the between times. The journey. Sometimes I think we get lost in the moment, knocking out obstacles, that we forget to appreciate the small things, the blessings in the moment. If all you are focused on is the end result, you will miss so much of the joy,

lessons, and growth that can come from waiting, form the journey.What good would a book be if we all just jumped to the ending?

If it wasn’t for the journey, we wouldn’t be able to grow. Jacob and I have goals, we have an idea of where we want to be in life five years from now; but we aren’t rushing to get there. We might want children five years from now, but that doesn’t mean we want them right now. We aren’t ready for children, nor are we ready to have our forever home. We still have a lot of growing to do together, and we have time to do that. I don’t want to start off at the top. If Jacob and I already had everything worked out, we would miss out on so much together. We are both still learning and discovering what our passions are, and what our calling is, but one day we will find them out, and it will be great. The thing is no one knows where God is going to call them in life, and when God says move, you move.

Jacob and I don’t know what God will tell us to do in five years. We can have plans all we want, and to us they may seem perfect, but more often than not God has his own agenda; and it usually doesn’t match our own. Unlike us, God likes to slowly introduce us to our plan. If he told us our plan all at once, we would probably do everything in our power to change those plans; because God is more powerful than man ever thought to be, and he knows what we are capable of, even when we don’t. So even if you aren’t where you want to be in life, remind yourself that God has a plan for you, and it is perfect. Sometimes we just have to trust in God. He knows what we are going to be doing ten years from now, he has control over the situation. Even if it doesn’t always feel like it.  He has a plan for all of us, and those plans are fool proof.