To Jordan Lee, For Showing Us Treatment For Our Brokenness

To Jordan Lee, For Showing Us Treatment For Our Brokenness

A takeaway from Jordan Lee.
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It was October 12, 2017. My friend, Olivia, and I got all dressed up and were outside the doors of Lee Hall an hour before they were even supposed to open. We were incredibly excited and kind of nervous.

After almost 2 years of following the cutest, most inspirational Christian blogger on Instagram, she was there, right behind those auditorium doors, about to speak for us. Jordan Lee is the writer for a blog called SoulScripts, which promotes the slogan “your brokenness is welcome here”. She is one of my favorite people.


She gave the most amazing speech about how we should not fear the stains that we have on our hearts because Jesus loves us no matter what and that we must stop trying to cover those stains with boys, or partying, or grades. We must surrender our sins, our fears, our troubles to The One who wants us in His Kingdom no matter what.

After purchasing a college devotional book and a t-shirt with Jordan’s cute slogan on it and taking a picture with her, Olivia and I walked out of Lee Hall changed girls. We were not only shaking from meeting one of our idols but stunned as to how her message affected us.

I am not going to lie; my life is not peaking right now. I am not thriving. I do not have the grades I want. I focus way too much on boys. I party a little too much. I am not the healthiest I have been. I am broken. Jordan’s message could not have come at a better time. She showed me that with all my stains, all my fears, all my troubles, I could still depend on Jesus to love the heck out of me. I am fully able to come to Him with all my baggage, not be embarrassed, have no fear that He will turn me away. He is the cure to my brokenness, and it is welcome here.

Jordan said something awesome that stuck with me: Pretend that sin is cancer and that a doctor tells you he has a treatment that will cure it, but the treatment is hard and scary and requires your full attention and for you to let go of some things. Would you take the treatment? Of course, you would, its cancer. But what about sin? The treatment is Jesus and His unconditional love for us, yet it does require some healing and some let go. But the end result will be so worth it.

Tomorrow will be a great day because it will be the day that I begin my treatment, my healing, my fresh start. I am going to do better, be better, and feel better. I cannot wait.

Thank you, Jordan for your encouraging words and your beautiful insight. I am forever grateful for you!

See more of Jordan and more of SoulScripts at https://thesoulscripts.com/

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12 Bible Verses For Faith In Hard Times

Remind yourself that God is always with you.
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Lately, I have felt lost at what God wants for my life. Ever since I've come back to UWG everything has been horrible. It seems that I can't catch a break. I'm trying my best to focus on school, work, and extracurricular activities. But it's hard when I'm having issues with my apartment/roommates and knowing my family back home is struggling and needs many prayers. All, I keep thinking is maybe Carrollton isn't where I belong anymore. I've asked God if He can guide me in the right direction. Below, I have found Bible verses that have helped get me through these rough, past couple of weeks.

1. Isaiah 43:2

"When you go through deep waters, I will be with you."

2. Psalm 37:5

"Commit your way to the Lord. Trust in Him, and He will act."

3. Romans 8:18

"The pain that you've been feeling, can't compare to the joy that's coming."

4. Proverbs 31:25

"She is clothed in strength, and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future."

5. Joshua 1:9

"Be bold. Be brave. Be courageous."

6. Ecclesiastes 3:1

"There is a time for everything and a reason for every activity under the heavens."

7. Isaiah 41:10

"Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand."

8. Isaiah 66:9

"I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born, says the Lord."

9. Psalm 91:4

"He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings, you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart."

10. Psalm 62:1-2

"My soul finds rest in God alone, my salvation comes from Him, He alone is my rock and my salvation."

11. Philippians 4:13

"I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength."

12. Jeremiah 29:11

"For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

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Gents, Since You Never Ask, Here's What Girls REALLY Think About Dating You In College

Trust me, you'll want to hear this.

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I interviewed a friend that goes to a college in the city and she has many stories to tell. I asked for her opinion on dating and what I learned is to just go with the flow.

So, for the guys, here is what a girl thinks about dating in college.

"Did you have a boyfriend in college?"

*Pause* Yes I had a boyfriend my sophomore year and we were together for longer than I thought we would be.

"How many boyfriends did you have in college?"

One, and trust me one's enough, hahaha JK.

"Are you still together?"

No.

"What would you have changed about your relationship?"

I would've changed the time it took us to figure out what was best for us. I think we might have known what we wanted to do before we both made it official.

"Do you guys still talk?"

We still talk but definitely not the same as before. As time passes though I know we will eventually stop.

"Do you regret the relationship?"

No, because it was fun while it lasted. I loved getting to know that person and learning new things.

"How was dating in college for you?"

Well, he went to school far away in Georgia so, I didn't see him much, to say the least. As time grew I had many great times. But those great times led to doubt, doubt as to why we were together with so much distance between us. In the end, we ended it so we could live it up where we were.

"Would you date someone else maybe closer to your school whilst in college?"

Well, maybe if I found the right person I would not say no. But, as of right now I love focusing on myself and my life and it seems like it'll be a bit till I dive into something that deep again. As of now, I'm looking to just have fun and be around fun people.

"How do you like to meet guys?"

I like meeting people through people I know or the genuine people I meet. I don't usually go out of my way but who knows. Since I am out of the relationship I may have to at least say "hi."

"What's your plan for this upcoming semester?"

My plan is school, work, and everything in between. I am excited about possibly studying abroad in France and meeting so many new friends.

"Do you think you'll meet someone abroad?"

I hope! That would be so cool!

"How would you want someone to approach you at a bar?

Honestly? In an honest voice, someone who sounds conceded or like he has other intentions outside the bar can honestly take a walk.

"Are you on Tinder?"

No, in all honesty, I'm not a fan because I can't see this person in real life. I want to meet them not message or swipe.

"Do you have any tips for people who ended their relationship in college?"

1. It's not the end of the world — trust me.

2. Give yourself time.

3. Hang out with friends because they are great at making you laugh.

4. Everything happens for a reason.

I honestly learned a lot from speaking with this old friend and she is completely right. Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes it's easier to take care of yourself rather than others. I am thinking of writing this from the opposite point of view, and that should be even more interesting.

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