Day 15: Bible Verse

Jeremiah 29:11

New International Version (NIV)

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

This single bible verse has been coming into my life time and time again, its almost like I can’t escape it!  But this verse inspires me in so many ways.  So many times I’m left feeling out of control of everything around me.  I think this verse constantly speaks into my life when I find myself wanting to take control over the situations around me.

The thing is, we can’t always be in control, never really.  And this can feel really scary to accept, but to know Jesus is in control is so comforting because he knows exactly what we need and has a plan and a purpose for everything.

Whenever I find myself feeling upset, I think of my father holding me and shielding me.  I never actually need to be afraid of anything.  Being afraid is like me lugging a large umbrella when I’m praying for sunshine all day.  God’s in control, never forget that.

Love yourself…no not like THAT 12/365

by MurphyL6

I can’t believe it!  I’ve been blogging continuously for 12 DAYS!  I know that sounds like  an odd thing to celebrate, but for me?  Well that is what I would like to call an accomplishment!  YAY!  …no?  Well I have three hundred and some odd days to prove myself!  [I don’t enjoy math…]

I was kind of surprised because according to my blog stats many people are coming across my blog…they just don’t like commenting…but still people are reading!  So hello reader, thank you for taking the time to read!

OKAY so back to my topic!

LOVE YOURSELF!  YAY!  Okay …so you may be thinking, “What is this girl on and can I get some?” but I am not crazy [maybe just a little looney], today I wanted to focus on the importance of loving who you are!  I am so tired of seeing people with low self esteems [myself included], it seems as though people always want what they don’t have!

I have what you would call “frizzy uncontrollable hair”, so when my mom asked me if I wanted to get it Japanese straightened I jumped at the opportunity for flawlessly straight hair.  Right after the treatment I was thrilled, my hair was soft, manageable and amazing.  But 3 days later?  Bleh. I was tired of my straight hair and wanted me old hair back so badly!

Do you know how I felt when I got back my curly hair back?

…I wanted straight hair again!

I’ve seen overweight people wish they were skinny, skinny people wish they were fatter, all my life I’ve seen people unhappy with where they were in their lives, and one day I wondered- why?

I remember I had brought a friend to my house [she was overweight], and she wanted to talk to my mom so I brought her down and we were talking about senior pictures and I was saying how I changed a million times and she continued on to say “…I had a change of clothes but I didn’t think I should change, I don’t know-“she had continued saying it would be weird for her to do it and my mom stopped her mid sentence and told her that she should have taken as many changes as she wanted and that she shouldn’t wait for tommrow to live today.

Because of my friend’s weight she felt uncomfortable changing and thought she could only really feel comfortable once she lost weight but my mom didn’t let her think that way.

Sometimes I look at myself and feel as though the  onlyway for me to be okay is if my hair is straight or if my eyebrows are threaded and the list goes on.  But that is completly wrong!  Be happy with yourself as you are today, right now!  Don’t wait for tommrow because God only knows if there will even be a tommrow!

This post didn’t have anything to do with the bible directly, but the importance of loving yourself!  God made you the way you are for a reason!  Don’t doubt it and don’t waste time comparing yourself to the Joe Schmo next to you because you are unique and incredible in your own way!

Jeremiah 1:5

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.

He knew us even before we were formed in the womb!  How great is our GOD!

See you tommrow,

Nina