This week I had no idea what I was going to write about. It’s been a crazy week & I’m about to celebrate my graduation. Yes, you’ve heard that right I’ve graduated if you’ve been following me for some time you’d know that I’ve been working towards my BTH which is my Bachelor’s Degree in Theology & I’ve finally finished! I’m so excited, but this has also brought a lot of anxiety because now life begins & I’ve been asking myself what’s next? So as I was scrolling on Instagram I saw this post by Jordan Lee Dooley(the lovely lady behind soul scripts) & it really spoke to me.
so many people ask me how i overcame my eating disorder in college. and so badly I want to hand them an instruction manual and tell them it’s never crossed my mind again. But Instagram doesn’t show you if people still struggle, so here we go: about three weeks ago, i noticed that i started thinking obsessively again. I started thinking ugly thoughts and saw pictures from the years I barely ate and wished I looked like that again. And so I did the opposite of what I was tempted to do: I prayed. That’s it. So I guess what I’m trying to say is that it’s normal for thoughts to creep in. It’s normal to battle with your demons. This life is a battle, and we have to be battle ready, wearing the full armor of God—not to avoid the struggle but to go to war with it. The insecure feelings will pop up from time to time. The temptations will loom overhead. But I’ve learned that you don’t find freedom when you avoid the struggle, you find freedom when you overcome the choice to give the struggle power over you—over your thought life, and over your decisions. Because it’s not about if the thoughts come, it’s what you do with those thoughts that determines if you’re free. Ask for help. And if you’re tempted to do something you know is toxic, something that hurts you, something that brings death, and consider what the opposite of that thing is—and then do that. Because the opposite of death is life. The antidote to your demons is the decision to stand in the divine power of God. The opposite of isolating yourself is investing in others. And the opposite of starving yourself is speaking truth and life into the emptiest places in your soul. The difference between the me in college and the me in the mirror today is this: i am battle ready. I don’t have to react. I can respond with authority. And so can you. Because I don’t have a magic solution for ya. all I know is that the answer is Jesus, every single time. #soulscripts
What stuck out to me was how at the end she said Jesus is the answer, every single time & that the only way we overcome is through the power of God. So I’m here to tell you that no matter what you’re going through Jesus is the answer. I’ve been struggling with what’s next for me, where am I going, what am I supposed to do? How do I accomplish the dream I know God has placed in my heart? The answer to that is pursuing Him & everything will fall into place. Yes, it involves trust on my end & as humans, we tend to not like doing that so much, but ultimately the answer is found in Jesus. God has promised to never leave us nor forsake us, we can have full confidence knowing that God will always be a constant in our lives. When you’re struggling the enemy wants to try & isolate you & get you to feel like no one understands & that everything is hopeless, but guys we have Jesus. The One who has overcome the world, who defeated death on our side. Nothing in our lives is too big for Jesus. If we stay close to Him & train ourselves to run to Him when nothing is going right everything will work out. The Bible talks about everything working out for the good of those who love Him. If you’re a Christian & you choose to run towards Jesus & live for Him everything will work out. We don’t have to worry about not having all the answers at one time because Jesus is the answer. He is the thing that we need & if we commit our lives to Him eventually we’ll have the answers & everything will make sense. So if you’re struggling, or maybe you’re perfectly fine always remember that with Jesus on our side nothing is impossible & we’ll always come out victorious, the answer you’re looking for will be found only in Him.
And whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.
1 John 3:22
If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.