Welcome to another week, and thank you for stopping by the blog. Last week, Jess (our favorite guest blogger) and I discussed the problem of Anxiety and those ‘Blah Moments‘ that we experience. Both topics resonated with me and prompted me to write this post.
I can’t speak for you, but as a Christian, my whole wiring is based on my belief in God and his purpose for me. My anxiety stems from not trusting God enough, and forgetting that he has all things figured out for me. This might be your reality too if you think deeply. Like me, you may want to trust God completely, and depend on him one hundred percent.
My former thought that anxiety cannot be cured has changed radically since my last post. I am now a firm believer that anxiety can be gone completely just like Joan said in response to me. I am experiencing for myself that it’s only a matter of trusting God and his purpose more. This happened through constant study of God’s word and conviction by the Holy Spirit.
The tips below are tips that are helping me build my trust in God. You might have heard them before and this is just a reminder. It is my hope that as you read on, you realize that faith and fear cannot coexist, faith must ultimately win.
Over to the tips;
Believe that you are right with God: A lot of times you think there is something you do that makes God pleased with you. Before you can trust God, you need to know that he is and has always been interested in you. When he sees you, he doesn’t see you as an unworthy sinner, instead, he sees you in the righteousness of Jesus, the child in whom he is well pleased (God is pleased with you!) Matthew 3:17. He loves you, and you did nothing to earn that love, so there is nothing you can do to un-earn the love. Accept that God loves you, is pleased with you, and you have been made right with him because Christ died for your sins. If you hold on to the devil’s lie that God is angry with you because of sin, you will let him win by not enjoying your father’s truth and grace which you need to trust him. Confess your sin and receive God’s forgiveness. Continue reading “Trusting God more| Practical Tips”
The Spring semester of 2016, was the “Semester of Worry.” I was worried about my finances, getting an on campus job, doing well in my classes, being able to take care of myself, and making lasting friendships. I was overwhelmed by anxiety and blinded by my problems that I always anticipated the worst outcome. But then in the summer of that year, I got a job, I didn’t have to retake any class, I was able to take care of myself, and I had a much better living condition. So I decided that the Fall was going to be the “Semester of Hope and Prayer.” When I was not praying and asking God to provide a way out, I was worrying about the gigantic wall that wasn’t budging. And so when the semester ended and I was neck deep in the same problem, I felt discouraged. I was offended at God; I questioned His power and might, and I doubted if He was for me. In the midst of all of this, God revealed His love to my heart, and that’s when I started to see the good that came out of the problems. However, between my time of discouragement, and finding God’s love, I had a case of the blahs.
What exactly are the blahs? Continue reading “The ‘Blahs’ – By Jess”
Excuse me there,
I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to scare you, I mean maybe just a little bit. But before you get all worked up, this post isn’t me telling you that I’m taking a break from blogging. It was what the post was meant to be about but I had a change of heart. I thought I was getting overwhelmed and needed a break because I wasn’t pushing out as much posts as I wanted to, but that was only because of final exams. Then, I thought I had an excuse to stay away for three weeks because I’ll be going on a trip, and needed to unplug (it sounded like a valid reason), but this is not the case anymore. Continue reading “Let’s Chat| Much needed Break”
I’m not a music critique in any way, though my recent posts about music might suggest otherwise. I am only a sucker for songs with beautiful messages. I might be weird but I’m not a fan of songs with intangible lyrics (a lot these days), I only listen to them when I’m with other people. This is why my favorite thing (rather, person) of the week is……
Alessia Cara! I might be late to the party but I only discovered her music last weekend after hearing the song ‘Scars to your beautiful’ play on the radio. The song spoke to my core, then my friend recommended another song ‘Here’ to me, and the lyrics had me. The song is for all those who secretly hate college parties, and I was like yep, that’s me. Took me a while to come to my conclusion, but once I did, I literally felt lighthearted. I mean why keep forcing yourself to like something you are not interested in?
I took screenshots of some lyrics to her songs and placed them below. I really recommend you listen to her if you’ve grown tired of the same old songs and are looking for something deeper. Continue reading “Artist Spotlight| Alessia Cara”
What does the picture above look like to you? A normal girl right? That’s true, but to me, the girl above has been blessed with much more than she deserves. In the midst of life’s turbulence, she scales through with such ease and grace, made accessible to her by her heavenly Father. The girl above shouldn’t be anxious for whatever is to come because everything she has worried about in the past, she looks at now and sees that they worked out eventually.
Last summer, I worried about getting a summer job, an internship, and a lot more. I didn’t consider that in God’s huge plan for me, maybe I wasn’t ready for those things. He was opening other doors for me at the time, but I was concerned with getting the big doors open that I didn’t realize that the small steps I was taking was God leading me to a bigger purpose (how often does this happen to us?). Continue reading “Anxious about everything?”
How you doing? It’s been on mind to write this post for the longest time, so glad I finally got around to it. This post is about a brand that crept into my life and amazed me some months ago. It’s drugstrore brand, Garnier. I don’t know how familiar most of you are with this brand, because I had no idea the brand even existed till December 2016, but I have been pleasantly surprised with most of the products I have purchased from the brand, and I decided to share with you guys, so here it goes.. Continue reading “Brand Spotlight | Garnier”
Say this prayer before your exams,
Hey guyys, happy finals week! Yes, happy finals week because we are almost done with this semester and you know what that means? Yupp, you guessed it, summer is almost here. I didn’t think I was going to post this week, but I got inspired to write this post, and who am I to ignore?
The stress of finals week almost got to me, but with God by my side, I quickly dumped the stress for inner peace and assurance. This post isn’t a long one, it is just one to motivate you against the stress of finals week. You are not like everyone else who should be stressing out about exams, you have already conquered these exams because of your Daddy in heaven. These 3 things are what you should live by this week and you will be fine (also, watch the videos). Continue reading “Surviving Finals week”