God Always Exceeds My Expectations

God Always Exceeds My Expectations

His Love Conquers All.

Gods been going above and beyond to show me His love over the past few weeks.

I once was lost. Lost in my worries and fears about the unknown. Uncomfortable and insecure about my place.I felt like I was never going to amount to anything and if I'm honest, I felt completely defeated. I felt no sense of love. Yes, there were others around me who spoke words of encouragement, but I was so dead-set on this idea that I was unloved and unwanted, that I couldn't grasp the words they were speaking to me. But it's so amazing to me. So, amazing how the God of the universe, works in such a magnificent and deliberate way.

At my lowest point, He spoke to me in just the right way. Through the most random email, He showed me that I have worth. My passions, goals and heart for others, has meaning. He provided a love that had been there all along, but that was hidden behind my own doubts and fears. He wrapped me up in words of affirmation and love, and these words gave me a sense of peace. He has opened doors that I didn't even know existed, and placed opportunities in front of mean that I never thought I was good enough for.

Oh, what a loving Father we have. He knows each one of us to our core. He is a Father whose heart aches for His beloved children. He aches for us to know the magnitude to which he loves us. He aches for us to fully comprehend are worth found in Him. He aches to see His beloved adventure into the unknown with the purest of joy. He aches to see me fall head-over-heels, in love with Him. Oh, what a wonderful Father I have.

So, I stand here in awe of the love God has provided for me over the past few weeks, but also, I stand here amazed by the love He will continue to provide for me and all his children, forever more.

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Sorry, not sorry.


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There's a huge difference between being modest while breastfeeding and just being straight up careless, trashy and disrespectful to those around you. Why don't you try popping out a boob without a baby attached to it and see how long it takes for you to get arrested for public indecency? Strange how that works, right?

So many people talking about it bring up the point of how we shouldn't "sexualize" breastfeeding and seeing a woman's breasts while doing so. Actually, all of these people are missing the point. It's not sexual, it's just purely immodest and disrespectful.

If you see a girl in a shirt cut too low, you call her a slut. If you see a celebrity post a nude photo, you call them immodest and a terrible role model. What makes you think that pulling out a breast in the middle of public is different, regardless of what you're doing with it?

If I'm eating in a restaurant, I would be disgusted if the person at the table next to me had their bare feet out while they were eating. It's just not appropriate. Neither is pulling out your breast for the entire general public to see.

Nobody asked you to put a blanket over your kid's head to feed them. Nobody asked you to go feed them in a dirty bathroom. But you don't need to basically be topless to feed your kid. Growing up, I watched my mom feed my younger siblings in public. She never shied away from it, but the way she did it was always tasteful and never drew attention. She would cover herself up while doing it. She would make sure that nothing inappropriate could be seen. She was lowkey about it.

Mindblowing, right? Wait, you can actually breastfeed in public and not have to show everyone what you're doing? What a revolutionary idea!

There is nothing wrong with feeding your baby. It's something you need to do, it's a part of life. But there is definitely something wrong with thinking it's fine to expose yourself to the entire world while doing it. Nobody wants to see it. Nobody cares if you're feeding your kid. Nobody cares if you're trying to make some sort of weird "feminist" statement by showing them your boobs.

Cover up. Be modest. Be mindful. Be respectful. Don't want to see my boobs? Good, I don't want to see yours either. Hard to believe, I know.

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Going into your senior year is a massive blur, where your brain cannot comprehend reaching the final year of school.

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Are we ready for the real world...ehh maybe some of us.

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