Braving the World

My life has changed a lot recently, and even though it’s been a time I had been dreading, it’s turning out to be a time in which I am experiencing an awareness of the things God has been changing within me over the past months. The joy and patience that I have been praying for are found within me, and are not fading away like I had apprehended. And even though this is just the beginning of a new chapter of my life – one that will most likely not be an easy one, I sense that I have gained a strength with which I can be successful in everything I do. Not successful in a way that the world understands success to be, but one in which I have tried my best and I know that God will do the rest in a way that He deems best.

So I’ve decided to preoccupy myself with some things, with which I hope to distract my mind from the scary, blank-canvased future, and to focus on the things that are more important right now. And yes, there’s a list!:

365 Days of Awesome. OK, it’s a stolen idea from Lauren, but because it’s such an awesome idea, I think it’s ok to steal it. I intend on making a page so you can see what has been awesome about my life lately.

That’s the good days, the bad days, the exciting days, the boring days, the big news days, the no news days, the happy days, the sad days, the high days, the rock bottom days and everything in between.” (Lauren)

Busy myself. One thing I’ve learned at Uni (though not through uni :-P) is that there are ten thousand ways of solving a problem. If something’s broken, fix it, if something’s ugly, make it pretty. Pretty simple really!

“I know that there is nothing better for men then to be happy and do good while they live. That everyone may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all his toil – this is the gift of God.” (Ecclesiastes 3:19-20)

Get closer to God. OK, so maybe this should have been the first one, but I think that when we embrace life to the full, we are in a good position to work on our relationship with God. Equally, when we are not on good terms with life, looking to God and seeking His nearness can help us appreciate more the wonderful beauty that is called life.

“Come near to God and He will come near to you.” (James 4:8)



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