Let Go and Welcome God

I’m Learning Not To Marry My Plans And It’s Proving To Be OK

Choosing to trust God instead of worrying.

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With school season approaching and all of the commitments that come with a new season, it's easy to get swept up in our own plans. Scheduling this and that to the finest detail and stressing about making it all work is far too common, however this new season of my life I've been challenged to let go and walk into purpose.

I'll write it as simple as the thought came to me: "Allow God to do what he wants to do in your life, you won't regret it." For me, this screams BUCKLE UP AND PREPARE FOR A CHALLENGE, because "allowing God to do what he wants" means that I'll have to relinquish my license to operate as a control freak.

Just keep it honest, I used to relentlessly pursue what it was that I planned for myself as if my efforts were the only ones in the equation. WRONG, I've been planning my life since I was five years old. WHY? I have no clue, but if I had to guess I'd probably credit it to my vivid imagination that was always creating perceptions that appeared "better" than my reality. And so, as a young girl I subconsciously began creating an entire life for myself all mapped out to the tiniest detail of what I wanted this and that to be.

As I've grown and watched many of these plans fail I've come to the conclusion that only what's meant for me will last; and what's meant is God's plan... *cues Drake*. So again, how does one manage this …. take it one day at a time and keep your spirit open for the unexpected to occur. Don't think any harder than you work and ensure to pray for the clarity and discernment to walk through the doors that are being opened for you.

No matter how hectic the schedule looks in these upcoming months, remember if you "allow God to do what he wants to do in your life, you won't regret it."









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A Letter From God To Help You Finish The Semester

God sees your struggles and He's here to give you strength and motivation.
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My Child,

The lack of motivation towards the end of the semester is normal. You are mentally and physically tired, but you are almost at the end. Don’t stop walking down the perfect path I have for you. When you’re going along and you come upon a speedbump, I want you to go over it and keep driving. The paper you have to write and the test you have to study for are just small speedbumps I have given you to make you wiser. You can write that paper and you can gain motivation to study for that test. I am here to give you strength, and am here to open up your mind and give you motivation.

You are so loved. You have such a beautiful mind. The light of Jesus shines through your eyes and your smile brings comfort to the world. There’ll be times you feel like you’re carrying a heavy load. There’ll be times you feel like the task I have given you is impossible to perform. But remember this: I would never put anything upon your shoulders that you cannot carry. If I put you in a certain situation, it’s because I know you are strong enough to go through it.

When you feel like crying, cry to me. When you feel like a failure, remember how much I love you. You are not a failure and you are not going to give up. I will hold your hand through every second of your life. I will seek your heart through your darkest moments. I see you, I see your heart, and I see your burdens. And remember that I have your heart which means I also have your burdens. Follow my footsteps and you will be free from the doubt. Remember Mark 4:40-41: “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” I have the power to calm any storm and wave. I have the power to calm YOUR storms and waves. Set your doubt, anger, and tiredness in my hands and simply be patient.

Romans 8:14-15 says,“For those who are led by the spirit of God are the children of God. The spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again, rather the spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.” Nothing can separate you from my love. Not even your lack of motivation. You have no motivation because you do not feel good enough. You are more than good enough. You were perfectly made by me and when I look down at you, I think of how proud I am of your heart.

Throughout the last few weeks of this semester, you will stumble upon speedbumps. But hold the hand of my son Jesus and you will be able to go over that speedbump with ease. Go write that paper, go study for that test, and go get an A in that class. I know you can because I have given you power.

Love,

God

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7 Bible Verses For The Insanely Stressed Out College Student

Bible verses to bring peace of mind as finals rapidly approach.

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As finals quickly approach and the academic year begins to wind down, it's easy to find yourself becoming bogged down with stress. Despite your religious background, these verses can provide solace and peace to those most in need of it during this stressful time of year.

1. Matthew 6:34

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

2. Psalm 34:19

"The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from all."

3. John 16:33

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."

4. Psalm 42:5a

"Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God."

5. Philippians 4:13

"I can do all things through him who gives me strength."

6. John 14:27

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."

7. Philippians 4:6-7

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And in the peace of God, which transcends all understand, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

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