The Weekly Blend

Monday, April 24, 2017

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Happy Monday Y'all!

How was everyone's weekend? I am starting a new weekly series called "The Weekly Blend" where I will share life updates, sales, current favorites, random tidbits etc. I figured this would be a fun way to keep you guys informed with whats going on in my week! So, here we go!

Perfect Timing

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter, sweet friends! I thought today would be a good day to share some of my heart with you. It's a little long, but worth the read (hopefully)!
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I believe that we, as human beings, do not like to wait for things. We "want it when we want it" and do not like to be patient; especially in times of uncertainty. We live in a fast paced, constantly changing, "hurry before its too late" world. If I am being totally honest with you, patience and waiting on God’s plan and God’s timing has been one of the biggest things I’ve struggled with in my walk as a Christian. I often find myself getting frustrated with God, or feeling like he has forgotten about me when things are not panning out the way I want them to. I find my self praying and asking if he hears me, or if maybe he put me on mute or something. If things aren’t going according to MY plans and MY timing, I start to get anxious and I start building small feelings of resentment. This is something I have struggled with for a long time, but am realizing it now more than ever.

The last few weeks have honestly turned my world upside down. I won't get into the crazy details, but what I will say is that God took the opportunity to remind me (again) that things are not always going to go as I have planned. He reminded me that He has plans of his own. The hard part is that we have no clue what those plans are (If only we had a magic future ball right?!). One of the hardest things, as Christians, is trusting in Him, waiting on Him and believing that He has his hands on the situation and will take care of it. But, let me tell you. God has shown me over and over, he will never let me fall. Most of the time, He shows me this in the most unexpected ways.

So here's the question of the night...How do we continue to trust, wait, and believe that He’s got our back?? It is soo hard you guys...but so worth it when we do.

As I sit here typing this, and I think back over my life and everything I've been through in the past 22 years, I can honestly say that The Lord has never once let me drown. He always keeps me a float and never lets me down or forgets about me. TRUST ME, there have been an abundance of times that things haven't gone the way that I wanted them to. But, when I look back on everything in my life, the good and the bad, I realize that everything I have been through had a purpose. God planned it a specific way for a specific reason.

One example of this is that in High School, I struggled with friendships. I prayed for friends who would love me for who I am, and accept me for the flaws I come with. Although I prayed and prayed, this never really happened. I was crushed, I cried often, felt left out and didn't understand why The Lord had forgotten about me. Now, I am about to graduate from college, and He has blessed me with some of the most loving, genuine and selfless friends that I could ever dream of. The funny thing about this story is that I met each one of these friends during situations that didn't go as I planned. God knew that certain things had to happen so that I could meet these girls, and although I didn't realize it at the time, now I can see. I can see that every little detail has been perfectly aligned by God, and has led me to this moment, to this time, to this season of life. My life isn't perfect, and isn't what I planned, but I love it.

So, I hope that in times where you're waiting on Him to align things according to your plan, you will step back and remember that God's plan is even greater than your own. Remember his promises, remember that he has never left you, never turned against you, and will never stop loving you.

As hard as it may be, I encourage you to trust in God's perfect timing. I promise that the outcome will be greater than anything you could've ever planned for yourself.

Enjoy your week!

Xoxo,
Lauren


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