Friday, March 17, 2017

When You've Had Enough

For too long, I have lived with a scarcity mentality. This mentality has not served me well. It has hurt my emotional health and strained relationships. This mentality has led me into darkness and has allowed me to believe that God is not who He truly says He is. 

But this week, in reading through Isaiah and in various life circumstances where God just straight up showed out, I realized I've had enough. I've had enough of comparing and striving. I've had enough of trying to control every little thing. I've had enough of the negativity. I've had enough of the wishing and hoping and thinking my life would be better if... fill in the blank with your chosen desire or dream that is currently unfulfilled. 

I shared this on Instagram yesterday:

Y'all can I just say something? I've spent way too much time being jealous of, comparing myself to, and resenting other women. It's dumb and stupid and all those other negative words. Because there is no point to it. When we truly come alongside each other and walk with each other on the mountain tops and in the valleys, ain't no stoppin' is. And it's just way more fun that way, amirite? I'm so incredibly grateful for the women God has providentially placed in my life as sisters. Go hug a friend today.

Because you know what, God is really good. And He's more than enough. For all of my junk. For all of my sin. For all of my shame. And He's given me a pretty dang awesome life. So here's to embracing the mess and walking in freedom of who He says He is, because when I take my eyes off of myself for more than five minutes and am still in His presence, I find that His words are true. His presence is near. And His embrace is real. I'm clinging to that these days, because it's all I know to do. 

O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you; I will praise your name, for You have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure...It will be said on that day, "Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the Lord; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation."- Isaiah 25:1,9

God is good at being God. He is in control, and His name is worthy of my praise in spite of my circumstances and my feelings. As my friend Gretchen says, truth trumps feelings. I can lift my song of praise even when I don't feel like it, because when I do, He changes me and I am made new all over again. 

For today's giveaway, would you tell me something you're grateful for in the comments? That's all, friends. My sweet friend Taylor Oakland of Florals and Flourishes made this beautiful print that is so simple yet beautiful, and it's a perfect reminder of truth. Tell me something you're grateful for, and you might just find yourself as the winner! Love you!

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