This is definitely something I need to continue to tell myself daily. I was searching for inspiring words today and listened to a sermon from Joel Osteen (when I need a pick me up he's my go to guy). I was feeling discouraged about my direction in life and chasing my dreams (as always) and it just so happens his last sermon was called "Gods not finished with you yet". Although these were not the words I thought I was searching for, God always has a way of igniting my heart. That's exactly what I needed to hear, a new perspective, another outlook " Gods not done with me yet"! My story is set, my dreams are implanted like seeds and God has a plan for me.
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Just like everything I get impatient, I expect things to happen NOW! I get discouraged and I want to give up for no reason at all. It's hard to hold on! These are the moments I start to search for inspiring words. While skimming Instagram for the 500th time today Sarah Tucker from fairytalesaretrue.com posted this pic of a beautiful reminder by her bedside.
Be Still, the most encouraging words I could have heard for my day. The challenges that I face require this, BEING STILL. When I think of being still I instantly think of such a peaceful quiet place, and lets just be honest, my blog is called Styled Chaos for a reason lol. So lets just face it this doesn't happen very often.
As a believer a good reminder from scripture puts it right in perspective. That it might not be easy but required.
7 Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him;
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.[a]
Trust in Lord with Your whole heart? But I share my heart with so many, how much is actually "his"? But in all reality my heart should be so filled with God's love that someone must seek him to find me. What this means to me is to give it all to him. To be still in my chaos and trust and be willing to have complete confidence in His plan!
I have to let go my selfish ways and remember to have faith that "Gods not done with me yet".
So if you're feeling discouraged just remember, to "Be Still" and have faith that God just might not be done with you yet either!
I always love to see companies supporting a great cause. While relaxing on Coky beach in St Thomas this past week skimming through my People StyleWatch magazine( I know your jealous) I found a page that said Charity Finds. It always excites me to find products that have a purpose, that my purchase will make a difference. It excites me more when the products are fabulously stylish!
So I have a confession to make, I am obsessed with this style pump from L.K Bennet! Yes I know.. Not that great of a confession, but I had to share. Absolutely could not be a better shoe to wear to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Also, a great embroidery shoe is a must for this Spring and Summer. I sure wish I had a pair! So what do you think? Would you wear or do you think I am cra cra?
I'm Chrissi Shields and I started Styled Chaos to share my passion for design and my love for all things beautiful. I am happily married and a mother of three. I love to decorate, fabrics, and surrounding myself with people and things I love! My life is crazy and beautiful and I'm so glad you came over to be apart of my Chaos!!!