Hello, darlings! I know it’s been a little while and I’ll just get straight to it: I think we can all agree that life isn’t always one easy, smooth, fun ride. One season you feel like you’ve got everything figured out, you’re actually working towards your dreams, and your spiritual walk has never been so high. Then there are the seasons where you wake up already screaming in your head, thoughts are doing the MOST, and you seem to question everything. I mean, ERR-THING.
That’s what this past month have felt to me and I couldn’t get myself to blog anything. I thought, “How can I freaking write on a blog of faith when I seem to be lacking it??” Then *light bulb*- I never meant to be some preacher who thinks I have to have it all together on fMG. I want to be real and transparent with whoever reads this and that includes times where my own life feels like a never ending “…” rather than a bunch of “!!!” Let’s encourage each other.
So today I will tell you (and myself) this: KEEP GOING.
KEEP GOING when life hands you lemons and they rot in your hands. Throw that sucker in the air and grab yourself a fresh one.
KEEP GOING when you feel belittled by someone and they talk to you like you’re dumb. “Only God can judge me.” – but REALLY. He created you in His image. So, uh, clearly you’re NOT.
KEEP GOING when someone you don’t even know takes their own life’s craziness out on you. Think, “I am a mercy Pez dispenser.” (Thanks, Hillside).
KEEP GOING when you think your goals are a small speck in your rear view mirror. Girl, they’re still in you and they never left!
KEEP GOING when you just heard word of the illness and virus in your body. Beat that sucker with everything you got.
KEEP GOING when you wake up with scrappy hair and a new breakout. Glide on some lipstick and make it
KEEP GOING when someone doesn’t believe in what you’re doing. Shooooot, now that you can leave in your rear view. Buh-bye.
KEEP GOING when that person or that situation completely fell through and all you feel is disappointment. My friend, there’s grace.
And lastly, KEEP GOING when your faith is shaky. Our God sees that as an opportunity for you to grow like never before. Our God MOVES mountains; those mountains being your obstacles, trials, hurdles, and any other synonym related to “sucky times.” He is telling you right now: “KEEP GOING. KEEP GOING. KEEP GOING. There is so much to look forward ahead. I did not bring you this far just to bring you this far. So, GO.”
Have your own “KEEP GOING” statement? Let’s hear it! Comment below, shoot me a text/email/tweet/letter, anything. I’m here for you!
“When you feel like giving up, remember: God is cheering you on and holding out His hand to offer what you need to keep going.”
– Renee Swope