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A Good Life

February 12, 2017

Nice to see you again!! I am so happy to get the renewed blog up and running! When revamping this blog, I wanted it to be perfect for you guys. The perfect pictures, and titles, and messages, and I think that is why it took me so long to get it done, I was striving for perfection. Does anyone else do this? Strive for perfection, thinking that we will be able to reach it. We do it unconsciously, thinking we can do it all on our own and get exactly what we imagined. But for me, when I strive for perfection I skip a couple of things. First, I miss out on the fun of the "getting there", I am so focused on the end product, I forget to take joy in what is happening right in front of me, even if it is not even close to what I am striving for. These moments are still precious and need to be cherished. Next, I become closed off to others, I think I can do it on my own and don't want to ask for help, this includes friends, family, and Jesus. God desperately wants us to lean on Him, ache for us to need His strength and word, and when we get hard headed and try to achieve things without anyone, we lose the one factor that makes everything possible. Lastly, I set my sights on something only I can achieve, something I can do with my will power and strength, - that is not the goal. When we dream for something, and strive for something, it should be something we could never dream of becoming a reality because the ONLY way it will become real is if it is done by God. 

     When I started this blog, the farthest I could think of this going, was that my cousins in Ireland would be able to read it. Never would I imagine it turning into what it has, God put his hands in the mix and it became something I could have never achieved by myself. But God doesn't expect us to achieve life changing things every single day, all we need to do, is look for his guidance in every decision we make, no matter how small or trivial we think it is, or how capable we think we are.  And the word perfection, is something I am trying to get rid of in my vocabulary, perfection does not exist for us, and we don't want it to. If we could "BE" perfect, or achieve perfection, then we would not need God, we would stop growing, stop learning, inspiring, changing, we wouldn't need anything. I don't know about you but that sound just terrible! I want to lean on Jesus, we want to be unsure and scared, so that we can be amazed when His plan is revealed. We want to keep growing and learning, and living life to a new degree everyday, meeting new people, being inspired by others, increasing my faith everyday. Isn't it the most freeing feely, that we don't EVER have to strive for perfection?! WE get to strive for things like-

-passion

-kindness

-empathy

-laughter

-strength

-friendship

- AND SO MUCH MORE

 

I personally, don't want to get to the end of my life and realize I missed out on a life full of goodness, because I was focused on achieving something that isn't even possible. I want to have a good life, full of mistakes and memories, friends and family, God, and His path for me. Make a promise to yourself today, that you will strive for a good life, full of Jesus, and everything that comes with Him.

 

 

 

Jeremiah 29:11 " For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope."

 

SO. What are you striving for?

 

 

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