A Call to Come and Blog

Hi everyone,

The other day, God was really working in me the other day, and I think he put it on my heart to start a blog. I don’t know if this will be successful or if I will just use it to keep track of what he’s doing in my life, but I’m willing to give it a try! I also really enjoy coffee, so I’ll probably always mention some sort of brew that I’ve tried recently 🙂

Yesterday, was a difficult day for me. I had informed someone important in my life about my decision to quit my job. Their disappointment was undeniable, and it really struck me. This person’s opinion is one I’ve always put above my own, because I’ve always wanted to make them happy. Seeing this disappointment hurt, and instantly changed my mood for the day, but I had made up my mind. God had made it clear to me that I was no longer meant to be at this job.

So, I went on with my day, going to school, trying to not let me wanting to please this person influence my decision to quit. I was miserable at my job, and I knew that staying at work to make someone else happy would be extremely difficult and stressful. So, I did what any Christian should do– I sought after the LORD.

I have the YouVersion bible app, and I set it up so that I get a notification for the Verse of the Day everyday before lunch time. I went to Chipotle (another one of my obsessions), cracked open the word, and prayed. The Verse of the Day was Galatians 1:10…

“Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.”

This is how God chose to remind me that no matter how much I love this person, no matter how much his/her opinion matters to me, I had to remember whom I serve. I love pleasing people, it’s just apart of who I am, but ultimately, I need to aim to please God and everything else will fall into place. Now, by no means is this always easy. Sometimes, God will ask you to do something when you would much rather do something else. Or perhaps just do something else because it’s easier, or more accepted by others… I was reading through Daniel 3 earlier this week and it just proved once again how God is constantly speaking to me and unfolding his plan for my life. Read through Daniel 3 and see how Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego respond to the king in verses 16-18. Having the courage to obey the LORD no matter what the cost is something I am going to continue to strive to do for the rest of my days, because the reward in heaven will be far greater than anything this world could throw at me. ✞






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