20 Lessons over 20 years 

1. Jesus died so that I could live.

2. Grace through faith, not by my own works.

3. It’s a relationship, not a religion.

4. Prayer is just talking to God..laying down my burdens, sharing my heartbeart and praising Him for all He’s done.

5. Reading the Bible is so important if I want my faith to grow.

6. God cares about me so much. His love is eternal…Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.~Luke 12:6‭-‬7 

7. I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. His power is made perfect in my weakness.

8. Pain is not wasted..it’s full of purpose.

9. God’s timing is perfect. 

10. God is able to do more than I can imagine.

11. God is good all of the time. He’s good in the sunshine and He’s good in the storms.

12. God has a meaningful plan for my life.

13. My worth is not based on my relationship status.

14. God places people into my life for a reason. Even the ones who have hurt me have molded me into the person I am today. People teach us, strengthen us and carry us to where God needs us to be.

15. God’s opinion of me is the only one that truly matters. 

16. Nothing can separate me from God. 

17. I don’t need to have everything figured out all of the time. I don’t need to have control because that’s God’s job.

18. God looks at the heart, not physical appearance. & Comparison is the thief of joy.

19. Life isn’t perfect, but it’s still beautiful. 

20. Love is why we were created and it’s the focal point of life and eternity.


Figuring Life Out

Let’s be honest, life is confusing and hard. 

We’re all in different seasons of life. As a young adult, we’re trying to figure out what we want to do with our lives: what college/university to go to, what career path we want to pursue, who we’ll marry and the list goes on and on. We put a time limit on when things NEED to be accomplished. And then we feel guilty when we go over our time limit. We beat ourselves up and bathe ourselves in guilt and shame. We feel unworthy and not good enough. But we need to realize that we’re all on different journeys. Just because someone else is in university doesn’t mean you need to be school right now. Just because all of your friends know what career path to take doesn’t mean you need to know right now. And I know it’s difficult to see everyone on facebook getting engaged, married and having babies. But again, we are all on different journeys. God has a plan for us and we need to trust in His timing. 

I’ll be twenty in a less than a week and apart of me is excited, but another part of me is scared. I put way too much pressure on myself, just like most of us do. I am definitely in a season of waiting and that’s more than okay. I know God has me where I am right now for a reason. I’m focusing on what I know is important and leaving the rest up to God. 

We don’t need to have everything figured out all of the time. We will never ever ever have everything together all the time. Like ever😉

God has a plan for our lives and even though life seems hopeless, He has a purpose for all of us. Our life is a story written by God and each day He allows us to read a page at a time. If we read the whole book right now we’d live our lives in constant fear of the future.

Sometimes we’re in the dead of night, but morning always comes around. Take each day as it comes and have faith knowing God knows the story of our lives. “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”~Matthew 6:34

Allow yourself to live in the moment and let go. Let go and let God. Trust in Him with your whole heart and He will make your paths straight (Proverbs 3:5-6). Know that no matter how dark your future seems, that there is always light. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord , “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”~Jeremiah 29:11

Just breathe and remember your life is in God’s hands ❤

Thank you for taking the time to read this! This is my first post and I’m excited to write some more.