Monday, November 8, 2010
I'm really happy. I just can't get over it. I think when you've felt horrible for such a long period of time, when you are finally happy again- it's amplified even more.
I haven't been this happy in a long time, maybe ever. That might seem extreme, and perhaps it is- but I just feel so great.
I still think its a dream though. I keep waiting for someone to pinch me. For the rug to get pulled out from under my feet. I'm happy and excited, but still somewhat doubtful, because I'e become used to disappointment. Maybe I should just let myself be happy and enjoy this.
I am so thankful that God gives me these blessings in my life. Its amazing how when you think you're life can't get any worse, He has something better in store for you. I'm so glad I can finally see clearly now.
Thank you God. For the people in my life- family and friends, the way You provide, and the blessings You give me constantly even though I don't deserve them. Thank You for showing me what I need and what I don't need. Thank You for reminding me how special I am and how amazing You are. Thank You God for giving me life.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Things I want in a guy:
-A guy who not only loves the Lord, but actually lives his faith out everyday.
-Someone who will make me laugh.
-Someone who loves music at least as much as I do, and is at least as dorky about it as I am.
-A guy who is there for me- the good days and the bad.
-A guy who cares what I have to say.
-Someone who thinks I'm beautiful, tells me I'm beautiful, and makes me feel beautiful.
-A guy who treats me like I am the most precious thing in his life.
-Someone who constantly has talks with me to make sure we're on the same page.
-Someone who not only cares about me, but cares about others.
-Someone who gives me encouraging hugs or pats on the shoulder when I need them.
-A guy I can have serious conversations about one minute, and then act like a complete idiot with the next.
-A guy who, more than anything, wants to protect me.
-Someone who wants to make me happy.
-A guy who thinks I'm wonderful even when I don't think so.
-A guy who thinks I'm smart and funny.
-Someone who I can feel comfortable and open with 24/7.
-Someone who shares the same important values as me.
-A guy who wants to spend time with me whether its a 4 hour walk, or 5 minutes at lunch.
-A guy who will be whatever I need him to be. Even if its just being a friend.
-A guy who is patient, and puts my needs above his own.
-A guy who my friends like, and even desire me to be with.
-A guy who is kind and considerate and will send me a message or call me to tell me he hopes I have a great day.
-A guy who wants to do the right thing.
-A guy who treats women respectfully.
-A guy who is really mature, but also knows when to be silly.
-A guy who makes me feel like its not only ok to be me, but that its awesome for me to be me.
-A guy who would do anything for me, even if there's nothing for him in return.
-A guy that wants God to be at the center of any relationship.
-Someone who what he says and what he does are the same thing.
-A guy who I can see myself being happy with. A guy that I can see myself being with forever someday. A guy that I feel good being with. A guy that God wants me to be with. A guy who can be my best friend.
A lot to ask? Maybe. But its what I want. What I hope to have someday...
...and I might just have found a guy exactly like this.
Don't freak out people. I will keep you posted :)
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
I think I'm beginning to accept how my life is going right now. Yes, I miss the way things used to be (sometimes more than I can bear), but I can't live in the past forever. It won't make my present or my future any better.
The thing is- I feel good when I'm with my friends, enjoying my life, living for God, etc. I feel like crap when I dwell on the past, get depressed, and spending too much time thinking about someone who has chosen not to be a part of my life anymore. So logically, I should go with the first thing. Its just hard when you have to let go of something you swore you'd never let go.
But all I know is right now I have the most amazing friends who make me feel like I'm awesome and important even when I don't think so. The kind of friends who want me to go stargazing with them just so that they can talk to me about something thats on their mind. The kind that invite me to go on a walk just to hang out for a bit and then it ends up being a four hour walk that lasts till 2 in the morning. The kind that understand what I'm going through and are willing to be patient with me.
I also know that I serve an incredible God who gets me through all of this crap. And not just "gets me through" it, but allows me to pass with flying colors.
So my life is not perfect. My life is not better than it was four months ago. But it isn't worse either. It's just different. And that's ok with me.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Whoever is a believer in Christ is a new creation. The old way of living has disappeared. A new way of living has come into existence. (GWT)
Anyone who belongs to Christ is a new person. The past is forgotten, and everything is new. (CEV)
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! (NLT)
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! (NIV)
Music for the day (not a song thats from a Christian perspective, but its still pretty fantastic): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TaxO18KOaU
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
So...its been a while. Some things have changed, some have not. Some days I'm fantastic while others, I just want to disappear. I'm still not completely happy with where I am in life. I know that changes needed to be made, even though they were painful and difficult. Some days I wish I could go back to how things were or change them now so that I could be really happy again. I've found that the happy feelings I get from having a great day, laughing with my friends, or having a really good time and conversation with someone don't always cut it. It doesn't last, it doesn't fill that hole inside of me. I mean, it helps for sure- and I'm sure that God gives me those things as a sign of his love for me. But I keep realizing that I can't live for those things. In the midst of the happiness, joy and contentment- I can't live for those things. In the midst of sorrow, pain, and depression- I can't live for those things.
So what do I live for when those things don't satisfy? God. What do I live for when all the world seems to be against me. God. What do I live for when I don't know where to turn anymore? GOD.
When I'm tired and every class is a stuggle. Live for God.
When I'm feeling overwhelmed by everything in my life. Live for God.
When I'm disappointed by the ones I hold in high regard. Live for God.
When I feel like I've let someone down and that I'm a bad friend. Live for God.
When I feel like I'm failing at being the person I want to be. Live for God.
When my friends don't make me as happy as I think they should. Live for God.
When I'm scared by the new things in my life that are probably good for me and want to cling on to the old stuff that will only bring me down. Live for God.
When I just don't things are going to work out- ever. live for God.
When I see someone I love but know I can never be with; maybe never even speak with again. Live for God.
When I feel like I can't trust myself or the others around me. Live for God.
When the things that give me a high don't last. Live for God.
When I am discontented with the world and doubt everything around me. Live for God.
When I feel alone. Live for God.
When all else fails. LIVE FOR GOD!
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28)
Saturday, August 14, 2010
So I've been thinking a lot about forgiveness lately. Let's just say I'm kind of struggling with it right now. Struggling to forgive someone who hurt me. Someone by who I by no means hate, in fact I still love them. But someone who I am deeply angry with and have found myself thinking "I'm never going to be able to forgive you."
I know that as Christian we need to forgive others, just as God forgives us. I mean, think about it: God sent his only Son, Jesus to be sacrificed on a cross for us. That was his way of not only saving, but also forgiving us. Even after all of the things the people on this earth have done and are continuing to do, Jesus dies on a cross to forgive us. Everything we genuinely ask forgiveness of him, he gives it without a second thought. Shouldn't we be able to do the same? Maybe its because we're human.
Anyways, I just don't know how to go about this. I know I should forgive. I also know that forgiveness is a process, it takes time. Until you really let go, its a daily decision to forgive someone who wronged you. I know its the right thing to do, I know its what God wants us to do. Don't get me wrong, I want to forgive. But I don't feel like it. I don't feel like I'm being honest if I say I've forgiven this person, because in my heart, I'm still really angry with them. But it really scares me when I think to myself that I don't think I'll ever be able to forgive them.
I know that this is part of the reason I've been feeling low. Having anger and resentment towards someone (especially someone you really care about) is a heavy burden. I know that forgiveness is the way to go. It allows us to let go. Its also a way of showing love. Really, one of the ultimate ways of showing love. But how can I let this go? I can't just make it go away just like that. I also want to forgive wholeheartedly. I don't want to just say words, I want to believe in what I'm doing. It has to be real. But what if the person you're angry with hasn't even asked to be forgiven? What if they don't even think they've done anything wrong, even though its been pointed out to them? Forgiving someone who wants to be forgiven is one thing. But forgiving someone who hasn't asked for it? How do you do that?
So for anyone who actually reads my blog: what does forgiveness mean to you? How do you truly forgive someone? What do you think?
Good stuff to look at: