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Follower of Jesus Christ. Lover of people. Lover of animals. High Point University graduate. Appalachian State graduate. High school English teacher. AXΩ.

Finding the Right Person

I recently (within the last two years, recently) saw the quote, "Don't worry about finding the right person... Focus on BEING the right person." I had never thought of it that way.
Looking back on the "On This Day" posts on Facebook is often very painful (embarrassing) for a lot of people. People my age might start to cringe when they see posts from about 2007-2010. I've heard people say so, and I know I do!

Today Facebook showed me some posts I made almost a decade ago (GEEZE THAT MAKES ME SOUND OLD) about finding a godly guy. For so long, it was all about FINDING the right person. I was ignorant to the fact that the Lord wanted me to Himself for a while - to grow in Him, lean on Him, depend on Him, to be refined as an individual.

I can honestly say that as soon as I got serious about getting close to the Lord and becoming Spirit-filled (there's a difference between being a 'Christian' and being Spirit-filled), it was crazy how all of a sudde…

Waiting

"When God is silent, He is not still. God does some of His best work in the dark. Trust Him -- He's there." -Tony Evans

This quote is from today's page in the Bible study book our church youth group is going through this year. Yesterday I posted about spiritual seasons and in many of the "valleys" in my life I have been waiting on something - waiting on God to answer a prayer, to send this or that. It's funny, I heard the Garth Brooks song "Unanswered Prayers" the other night and had totally forgotten that song existed, but it struck me because truly, when it seems as if God isn't hearing us or answering right away, it just means we are in a season of waiting and He needs us to patiently trust Him, that His plans are coming forth in His time, and there's nothing we can do to rush that. Many times, we are praying for one thing, and He doesn't give it to us because He has something BETTER in the works for us!
It's super easy to get…

I Fell in Love...

...with the words to a song I recently discovered (although all my friends already knew it apparently :))
The song is all about seasons - in life, in your personal spiritual walk... Honestly, I never knew or felt different seasons spiritually until my last couple years of college. I was always a Christian, but apparently never close enough to God to truly experience seasons and refinement by fire. I could go on about this forever, but I won't right now. The point of this post is that the song I've copied here has been bringing me to tears for the past few weeks. It says over and over that in EVERY season, God is still God, and we should worship Him when things are good and when they are bad. 
My life the past few years has been a roller coaster of seasons, and now I feel like I'm in a harvest season, and you really have to watch out in the harvest seasons because when things are going great,  a) You can forget to be dependent on God because you feel confident and are in danger…