"Why do good things happen to bad people?" I got a message from a girl the other day asking for some words of encouragement. She was looking around seeing people that have cheated and treated others so badly and have what seems like the "dream life."
The vision you have for your life (from God) may cause others to think you are crazy. I know this from personal experience. It's ok, they don't have to "catch the vision," for it isn't for them, it is for you. Sometimes it is nice to have others get on board, but sometimes God calls us to stand alone.
Hello 34 🎈I’m so thankful for another year the good Lord has blessed me with. I’m pretty excited about this “new year.” I can’t wait to see what He has in store for me.....Since my favorite number is 20, I thought I would share 20 random facts about me you may or may not know.
When I was little, sometimes my dad would let me sit in his lap while he drove down the backroads in Ohio. I pretended I was driving with my tiny hands gently placed over his. When I got a little bit older, he would let me sit in the driver seat, while he held the steering wheel from the passenger side
"Maybe she needs to just get ahead of God and have Him bless her efforts." I got wind of this statement (referring to me) and all I could do was smile. Ok, I might have chuckled on the inside a little. Get ahead of God?!! This would be a travesty.
People like to put others in “boxes.” We think that because they are “this,” then they must be “that.” We can be so quick to judge others and by doing that, we miss out on getting to know people that may not be so different from us after all. Yes, I was a model. Yes, I had my picture taken quite often, but no, I was/am not vain or into myself.
Back in the day I got lost, like really lost. I was on my way to a modeling job in Michigan in the dark of the night. This was before you could just whip out your phone and use the GPS. Somewhere along the way I took a wrong turn, which in return, messed up the organized sheets of mapquest directions I held tightly in my hand.
“Why can’t you look like your sister?” Those words sounded like fingernails on a chalkboard to my ears, chilling my body, and it was like a bee sting. I sat on the school bus looking at the boy who just said that to me, feeling such pain, hurt, and even a bit of anger.
While worshipping the Lord at church the this past weekend, I saw parts of my life (the ones that were messy, painful, scary, and lonely) play in my mind like a movie in fast forward. They came rushing in like a wave, causing me to tear up.
As Christians, we will not make the greatest impact on our generation by having the mind of the world. We will make the greatest impact by having our minds more like Christ. “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.” (Romans 12:2)