God spent time tearing me down, so that He could spend more time building me back up in the way that He designed for me to be built. He wanted a clean surface to work with – unhindered by the mess I had made of my soul. Even though He was perfectly capable of building me up without tearing me down first, He knew that my life would flourish so much more if it were built from scratch.
I broke down, apologized, then poured out my heart to the Lord about the day I was having and about the craziness that my life had become over the past few weeks. Don’t get me wrong, talking to friends or significant others about a rough day is great, but talking to GOD – now that will change your heart and perspective completely. As I prayed, I began to feel an overwhelming sense of comfort, peace, joy, and love.
Today, sweet friends, I’m going to get real – life is too short to pretend to be perfect, after all. Freshman Caitlyn had huge dreams. She had passions and ideas and couldn’t wait to get to college and chase after them all. She wanted to run forward with everything she had on that first day in her new home, but she just knew that she couldn’t yet – not without unpacking her stuff.
Are you unhappy in your current relationship? Did you just get out of a relationship that you knew was bad for you, yet you find yourself wanting to go back? Have you been single for a while but just can’t seem to shake that one boy from your mind? Stop. Take a deep breath. Hear me out as I lovingly write that you, sweet girl, are looking for happiness in the wrong place. Pure joy, contentment, and peace will never be found in him – the current him, the past him, nor the future him. Pure joy, contentment, peace, and fulfillment can only be found in Him – The Creator of the universe. I am in the process of finding my identity in God instead of man, and wanted to share with you a few truths that He has been teaching me.