Life Update + Faith Bench Mark

Did you miss me???

I am the worst blogger ever. Well, let’s be honest. This is more like a personal journal than a blog which has recently (as of Sunday) become a TRAVEL journal after I landed my absolute dream job! Who would have thought I’d be in Lubbock, TX, soon headed to Boston, MA working with my favorite type of people: collegians!

I know I’ve been MIA with packing, prepping, wrapping up in Pensacola and visiting with friends and family this past month, but if you want the truth, I’m not that sorry. I had one of the best months of my entire life, continuously surrounded by the most important people in my life! It’s a blessing if I’ve ever seen one.

Overall, this post is pretty much just an update on life, on where I’m at and what I’m doing, but I do want to share a quick note on my journey in faith:

Before I left, my little sister officially moved down to Florida! BEST. DAY. EVER. She recently transferred to my undergrad and moved into my apartment with me and my little cousin, Sydney. Long story short, I introduced her to my local church, which then just gave me more of a reason to go my last few weeks in town. God must have really wanted me there that day because I heard one of the most outstanding quotes that just resonated with my heart so well…

“Be more astonished by God than your fear of the world”

Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like this phrase was meant as a back pocket reminder for my new life adventure. I am a worry wart and there is no hiding it. As I’ve gotten older as well, I’ve found myself becoming more and more nervous of the world around me. Paranoia, maybe, reality, definitely. I’ve gotten to a good point in my faith trusting God with my plan in life, but how do I trust him with the chaos around me?

When I was fifteen first learning how to drive, my dad would repeat the same message that has stuck with me to this day: “it’s not you I don’t trust, it’s the drivers around you.” For some reason, this just all clicked together for me sitting in church service with my little sister. I needed to make the next step in trusting God, trusting beyond my path. Being more astonished with God’s plan for my life and the miracles he creates around me than anything the world could throw my way.

Everyone’s growth with faith is different, but maybe we could all connect with these little moments of clarity where you feel like God hits you in the back of the head and says, “hello! I’ve been here all along!” Just some food for thought and maybe some inspo for your Tuesday afternoon!

Be confidently you,

T

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