Considering this is my first blog post, I’ll make it brief. I’m a human that struggles with being imperfect in a world that demands perfection. Being a workaholic and a creative, my brain is constantly ticking and sometimes, I just want to sleep. I bet you feel the same.
Anxiety and feelings of worthlessness have fueled my life and it’s exhausting. Recently, I decided that since I cannot control every little detail of my life, I’ll do what I can for others who have zero expectations for my friendship. That sounds weird to say and, since it’s almost midnight, I’m sure I’m confusing myself. What I mean to say is, I’ve been working with a college ministry for almost 2 years and, if I can’t control what’s going on in my life, I’m going to throw everything thing I have at helping their lives.
I personally cannot help everyone and I’m definitely nowhere close to being Jesus to others. I don’t want to be someone else’s Jesus. But I do want to show everyone around me the Grace He has given me daily. Because I do not deserve it. The Grace I have received through the cross is the inspiration for this blog. The seemingly random “God-things” that happen are not coincidences, but glimpses into His Grace and love for us. Having a few of those moments where my foundation has been shook, He continues to show me that I need to fully rely on Him. I can’t do everything on my own or micromanage life, projects, work, whatever.
He’s teaching me to delegate, to be patient, to slow down and enjoy the little passions of life. The inklings He leaves around the world… the chilly breeze that gives goosebumps of spring, the first amazing sip of coffee that warms your soul or the hug from a person you never knew you needed. The Grace we desire is freely given with the blood of Jesus. Once you accept the invitation, you’ll start to see things differently. Sometimes its fast, sometimes it can take years… but it’s so worth it.
So, long blog post short, I hope this blog turns into a wonderful resource for your journey. I would love to have others share their Grace-inspired stories (or “God-things”) or just stop by and say hello. If you could only take away one thing from this post, make it this: God loves you enough to send His Son to the cross to die for your sins. It wasn’t fun or easy but freely given for you. If you’re in a period of loneliness, worthlessness, or just another mid-day funk, you should know that someone out there loves you.
Share the love and witness something amazing today.