Small Town Girl

Feb 08

I Love God Because…

It seems so simple. You just have to state why you love the creator of all things. And at first, it is. You recognize the stuff everyone says: because he first loved me, he sent Jesus to die for me, and he forgives my sins. All of which are true statements and deserve the highest thanks and honor, but what’s your heart feel about it? Are you saying it because you want people to think highly of you? Or do you feel in your heart the very nature of truth?

February is a month all about love. Those who are single feel terrible about themselves and they’re #ForeverAlone. Those who are dating, engaged, or married feel the need to impress their significant other and prove their dying love. But, why? It’s one day. Shouldn’t we be showing this kind of appreciation all year round? As for the singles, can they stop being dramatic? This is my first valentines alone in six years where I am celebrating it as a single. But, I know I am not #ForeverAlone. It took me until now to get that God should be everyone’s valentine. He should be the lover of our souls for when we have him, we have everything. Everything grand. We no longer need to seek the love of others. Instead, we learn to love others expecting nothing in return.

Once we learn how to love God and feel him all around, we find happiness, joy, peace, and love in every situation. That’s why February, I am discovering for 28 days why I love God. Not for the glory of myself, but for God’s glory. I am in no way a righteous person even worthy of God’s love. Yet, he freely gives it to me. I’m focusing on God because he should have been my focus long ago. He alone can save me. I know if my heart’s in him, then my heart is safe. As I go along this journey, I am surrendering myself in order to find him and have a true love. This is only the least I could do for my father, and I pray that every post I make brings honor to him. I pray that every word I say is meant whole heartedly and the same for you.

So why do you love God?

Nov 05

Forgiveness

What does it mean to truly forgive? I found that you can say it’s okay a thousand times over and yet it not be. I feel like forgiveness is when you realize that that other person has faults just like you. When you stop holding people to this idea of perfection and let them be them. You will never be able to change someone so don’t try. Learn who they are, don’t force them to be something they aren’t. That way when they fall down, you’ll be able to pick them back up instead of carrying a burden and walking away. Keeping it in, will only hurt yourself. We all have to grow up and make the decision that it’s not worth the fight. It’s better to let go and move forward. What it is meant to happen, will. Just trust God and truly forgive those who hurt you. Don’t bring it up anymore and let it be. That’s all you can do

Sep 25

#MyExTaughtMe

Recently on twitter, #MyExTaughtMe was trending. I can’t say much on that since drama would start. But, here it’s only my words. There are so many things my ex taught me; some bad, some good. 

Always take the bad before the good, that way you’re prepared for anything. He taught me that sometimes you have to let go. You can’t hold on to the past. You have to see what the present is telling you. He also taught me to never sacrifice my long term happiness for something that is short lived. Sure, he made me happy, but he wasn’t everything I wanted. It would be a battle before long on both sides; we each wanted different things. I learned that I shouldn’t settle for anything less than I deserve. I have standards and know what I want in a guy. If he isn’t it, then it’s not worth it. I’m not saying that I’m gonna find exactly everything I want, no one is perfect, but sharing the same ideals is the most important. I found that I need a guy who can push in my faith and push me into being a better person not someone who pulls me down. 

So what’s the good? He taught me how to be myself. Before our relationship, I always hid apart of me. I never showed my crazy, goofy side. I never ate in front of a guy. But, he showed me it was okay to let someone fall for the real me. Now that I’m in college, I am perfectly okay with just being my crazy self. I have him to thank for that. He also showed me not to care what others think. Those who care about you will just accept you. 

So maybe the good doesn’t always out weigh the bad, but I’ve realized that all the bad is actually good. It has led me to find out who I really am. It sent me searching for a deeper meaning of who I want to be. Sure, the relationship didn’t turn out the way I thought it would, but that’s okay. Nothing in life comes out how we plan, and that is the beauty of it. If you always got what you wanted, would you feel blessed to have received it? No, you would take it for granted just like many of the other things in life. <3

Jul 12

Moments

I won’t be remembered for the moments I was the strongest. I will be remembered and defined by my weakest moments and how I reacted to them. 

Jul 12
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Jul 10

"don’t forget that their is always hope, find that one thing that you have to look forward to and let it be the positivity of each day, never give up hope because there is always something to look forward to."

Jul 10

Let your faith be bigger than your fears

When I am at my weakest, that’s when I feel God the STRONGEST.

Jul 10
Jul 10
Part of my favorite Bible verse &lt;3 if it didn&#8217;t last, then maybe it wasn&#8217;t love at all

Part of my favorite Bible verse <3 if it didn’t last, then maybe it wasn’t love at all

Jul 10
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