When your niece is the paparazzi...
Steena I don’t even know where to begin. This still feels like a bad dream that I’m trying to wake up from. I miss you. I’m so thankful to be able to have been loved by you for most of my life. Thank you for letting me believe that I was a 5th sister. Being there felt like home - you always made me feel welcome. Even when you saw me for the 7th time that day you still greeted me with that same smile and excitement. Some of my favorite memories with you would be our dance parties, coming to the house and seeing you with a new phone every week after dropping them in your chai or your goofy infectious laugh that made all of us crack up. The late night red box runs, and using your credit cards to get wings and the froyo dates ❤️ One of the things I’m most inspired by and proud of will be your heart. You were always so generous, you were faithful with everything the Lord had given you. You had a burden for the unreached and the Word of God. You ALWAYS encouraged us to read the Bible and dig deeper! I know when the Lord greets you He will say “well done good and faithful servant” I love you so much and I’ll miss you dearly.
Can I just say...yesterday was a tough and weird day for me. I had a good day at work but had these pockets of moments where I found myself kind of sad. And it’s because I was playing the comparison game yet again. I felt like because I wasn’t in the same playing field as my friends or peers that I somehow was less than or a “failure.” But towards the end of the day before I went to bed. The Lord reminded that I needed to stop looking at myself through the eyes of the world and look at myself through the eyes of HIM, the LORD. My Creator, the one who saved me. And I came upon these words: “A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh, but envy makes the bones rot.” (Proverbs 14:30) “For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.” (Gal 1:10) “Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, and He will act.” (Psalm 37:5) It’s all about the journey. The Lord is teaching me and molding me in the different seasons of life. And instead of comparing myself to others I should be excited about where the Lord is taking me. Pray for me guys. This isn’t going to be easy but I’m trusting in His timing. ❤️ #truthtuesdays
Thisssssss 💯💯💯 •••••• for us that do know Christ to take note and always be aware of WHO we represent and belong to. We don’t always get it right, but thankful that the one we serve makes no mistakes. 🙌🏽❤️