James 1:12 “Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.”
Happiness, is something that must come from within and not from things, places, and people of this world. When you place your happiness on things outside of yourself, you will put yourself in a dangerous position to be let down. Then, every time something bad happens you will be on an emotional roller coaster. Stuff will happen and things will NOT go your way, sorry to break it to you but what is here today can be gone tomorrow.
I’m living proof, because these past couple of years have been an emotional roller coaster. Recently, I just feel I have literally been stripped of everything. It seemed as if everything I found myself happy with would get taken away or would seem to always be temporary. I became depressed. I shut down and started to ask God where has He gone. I started to feel like I could not take it anymore, the trials, the failed tests; there was just too many bad things back to back to back that just would not let up.
This morning I woke up and realized that I’m human. It’s okay if I get knocked down a couple of times. It’s okay because I have nothing to prove to anyone, I’m not here to make my life look perfect and easy. This is my life and only I can keep myself down. This is my life and only I can keep myself happy. I said to myself, “Now I can stay here in this bed depressed, filled with tears, and continue to focus on the wrongs, and every bad thing that has been happening lately. Or I can keep it moving and trust God to make things right.” I started to look at the things taken away as things that were not mine, they weren’t for me. Their time has served its purpose in my life. I look at it as God has more.
To be honest, I felt myself drifting away from God’s hands, and I knew I needed more time with Him. He felt the same. He needed my attention so He did what He had to do and that’s take everything that had my attention away. It is hard, not truly knowing what’s next. When you have everything planned based off of worldly things, you are bound to end up with a pop up from God, to bring you back to His reality. I’m going to be honest, I don’t know what’s next, but I do know I have talent, and gifts that make me happy. I trust God will turn this mess into a success.
Keep in mind, Life is what you make it, always remember someone has it worst.
You may feel like you are at the end of the road. You may feel like you have done all that you can. You may even feel like how I feel, like everything is being stripped from you, left and right. Well I am here to inform you that nothing just happens. God is trying to get your attention and He will do what He has to do, even if that means temporarily putting you at a disadvantage. Every set back is an opportunity for a comeback and what you do next will determine what happens next. When you have happiness within you, you will understand that no matter your circumstances, everything will be okay. Stand the test and don’t give up. Life is what you make it.
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