When will it be my turn?

When will it be my turn God?
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it's so easy to look around and see others living out our dreams. It's like somehow God must have had a miscommunication with us and gave our dreams to someone else.
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We compare our insides to someone else's outside. We forget that God has a plan for us. We compare. We let comparison make us feel less than.
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It's easy to get caught up in the comparisons. It's easy to get lost in the race when we are focused on everyone else's accomplishments & our failures.
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When you're caught up, remember:
God is writing your story. 
Not to make your heart happy, 
but to turn your heart on him.
cause that's where happiness lies,
in Jesus.

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So, it's okay if your story doesn't look like everyone else's. It's okay. God's got a plan & He's preparing your heart.

 

xoxo Em

Kicked Out

You know those picture perfect stories we come up with in our own little minds. The ones we hope our days will play out like. It's nice up there in our own little world, isn't it? 

I once had this picture perfect idea of how college would play out. I pictured my cute little, perfectly decorated dorm room being the center of memorable laughs, face masks, thin mints, and gossip girl marathons. I had this simple little scene playing out in my mind; I thought for sure it would happen just as i'd imagined. 

But it never really goes as we imagine, now does it? I lived up in my own little world. I felt safe because in my own little world they all knew me and I knew them. I had control over my circumstances.. or so I thought. 

I live in my own little world but it’s ok they know me here
— unknown

And then my plans came crumbling down with. Straight out the cafeteria scene in Mean Girls, you know the one. It's the scene where Gretchen Wieners shouts "YOU CAN'T SIT WITH US." That's kinda sorta what happened. Just three short weeks into school my roommate asked me to move out. In my mind it sorta kinda went like "YOU CAN'T LIVE WITH US ANYMORE." So there I was packing up my cute little dorm room, along with the ideas/plans I had. My fresh start at college didn't start off as I'd expected. 

I felt safe in my own little world I couldn't understand why God paired me up with a roommate who would pull a Gretchen Wieners on me. Why would God go and ruin my perfectly laid out plans? 

That's the thing, isn't it? Sometimes we get so comfortable up in our own little minds; we are all we think and worry about. And then something goes wrong. Something goes against our script we played out in our minds and we feel scared, lonely, and filled with worry. Where we once felt safe in our own little minds we now feel completely out of control. Our lives feel outta whack. And it is in that very moment God is trying to speak to your worried heart and say: "but wait, don't rely on your own plans sweet girl- there is SO much more. I have SO much more in store for you, but you're gonna have to trust me and not your own idea of what's to happen." 

The only way God can show us He’s in control is to put us in situations we can’t control.
— Steven Furtick

Maybe you're like me and you got kicked to the curb, your plans are outta whack... or maybe you're just having a rough day. But let me tell you, there is so much power in trusting God's plans over your own script. 

Let God intervene in the times where your plans fall short. Let Him in. You may not know why, or how, or when it will make sense- you may be filled with anger- but even if it doesn't make sense, dancing around in God's plans is much better than eating thin mints while watching a gossip girl marathon. 

As I felt safe in my own little world, God made an intervention to get me out into His world + trusting in him with my dreams/plans. Let Him do the same for you right now and in your times of struggle. God steps in and ruins your plans just to remind you: "Hey sweet girl, stop relying on your own little world and mind. Step out on your faith and trust that I will take you so much further than laughter, face masks, and thin mint binges with your roommates." 

His grace covers me. This is all I know. All I need.

He's got us covered. His word is true. He never changes. 

xoxo Em 

God is stylish too

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Holy jeans are my favorite. Funky sweatshirts make it better. The Well Coffeehouse coffee on top of that, better yet. 

I love simple outfits with a little out of the ordinary spin to them. - Like this sweatshirt. It's a normal crew neck sweatshirt, but has cowl neck & a little crop cut. [FYI best sweatshirt I've ever owned]

When I pick outfits that's what I'm drawn to. I'm drawn to simple pieces that are made a little bit different. I love putting together outfits. I love mixing simple patterns. I love making more out of something, some people think they can't work with. 

& ya know what? I think I love that stuff because it reminds me of what God has done in my life. 

It's what God has done with all of us. He takes that funky, quirky, kinda out of the ordinary but yet still simple deep down person and uses them. He pulls all of the funky-ness, all of the things you thought wouldn't work and He makes them work. Things you thought would never go together, He makes super cool. He takes you are you are + uses you. 

God is simply the ultimate expert at mixing patterns. He's the ultimate stylist. 

So, whether you're a funky pair of high waisted mom jeans, or you're that super cool crew neck sweatshirt, God will + can use you. He will pull an outfit together, you never thought you could. He will create a life for you, you never imagined. 

& you'll be pretty darn amazing. - In fact you already are, in His sweet image. 

 

xoxo Em 

She is more precious than rubies, nothing you desire can compare with her.
— Proverbs 3:15
You’re altogether beautiful, my darling, beautiful in every way.
— Song of Solomon 4:7
For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.
— Philippians 2:13
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