This year has challenged me! Being twenty-two, married with a child has made 2015 a very interesting year. The ups and downs of life messed with my marriage, relationship with God, family, friends and my money. I learned so much and have grown stronger for it. I thought about quitting half the year but God gave me strength to endure the rest. Nothing about 2015 was easy. Struggled here to there but I am so grateful I made it to the end of this year.
- Stop doubting and believe God!
- Faith without works is dead! (James 2:14-16) Don’t just believe but roll up your sleeves
- Pray continually (1 Thessalonians 5:17) — God is the best listener.
- Have joy in trials and everyday struggles.
- Read 1 Peter & 2 Peter it will change your perspective on life!
- Love your spouse with soft words, patience, and forgiveness. Love in the good and the bad.
- Speak the truth!
- Don’t be a grumpy Christian but a joyful one!
- Be patient. Wait on the Lord (Psalm 27:14)
- Actually, listen to the Word and not just hear it. (James 1:22)
- Find time for God, family, others, and self.
- Have God’s Word in your heart, mind, soul, and cellphone! (Psalm 119:11)
- Plan your time before it’s all gone!
- Live out your passion for Christ so others can be blessed!
- More prayer time with God
- Prioritize! Don’t let nothing keep your eye off the prize.
- Don’t stress, it doesn’t help the problem but worsens it.
- Seriously, don’t stress. Just pray!
- Keep waiting on the Lord. Let him show you the way. Don’t figure it out.
- Rejoice always! (Philippians 4:4)
I have felt the comfort of God like never before. From disappointment to disappointment, circumstances, and situations; God has been a great comfort. It’s only because of him that I haven’t gone stir crazy. The Word of God has been absolutely sweet. If I didn’t struggle I wouldn’t appreciate his comfort, wisdom, and love.
All the problems and struggles I had to go through seriously brought me closer to the Lord. I can’t think of one experience that hasn’t given me a scripture to rely on. Whenever I was sad I could run to Psalm 34:18. If I was upset at my husband, the Book of Hosea always reminded me of how much God loves me and how I should love my spouse. If I was frustrated or confused I had 1 Peter 5:7. I would search up scriptures for hours and hours. The main book of the bible that kept me afloat was 1 Peter and 2 Peter. His words transformed my mind. I can’t wait for God to speak to me in 2016.