WELCOME TO THE GOD-FEARING, FAULTED, COMPLICATED, LOVE FILLED, JOYFUL, ADVENTUROUS JOURNEY I CALL MY LIFE. I’M 21 YEARS YOUNG. AN ACTRESS. I AM A BAND NERD AND PLAY ABOUT EVERY INSTRUMENT YOU COULD THINK OF. MUSIC IS MY PASSION. I LOVE THE COLORS BLUE AND GREEN, BUT PINK PRETTY MUCH RULES MY LIFE. I FIGHT EVERYDAY TO BE THE BEST I CAN BE DESPITE THE OPINIONS PEOPLE HAVE MADE OF ME OR WHO THE WORLD TELLS ME I NEED TO BE. I AM A SNOWBOARD JUNKIE. I AM GOING TO CONTINUE TO TRAVEL THE WORLD. I STRONGLY BELIEVE LOVE WILL SET YOU FREE. I AM INSPIRED BY THE BEAUTY IN THE WORLD, AND IT GIVES ME THE AMBITION AND MOTIVATION TO FOLLOW MY DREAMS. I MAKE THE MOST OF WHAT LIFE HAS TO OFFER ME AND REGRET NOTHING. I AM TRYING TO CHAGE THE WORLD, AND I BELIEVE THAT NOBODY CAN HOLD ME BACK, I HAVE TOO MANY DREAMS AND AMBITIONS TO FULFILL. I CARVE MY OWN PATH IN LIFE. I BELIEVE THAT I’M GOING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THIS WORLD. I KNOW THAT I AM DESTINED TO BE SOMEONE GREAT. I THRIVE TO LIVE, LEARN, BELIEVE, DREAM, SMILE, LOVE, AND BE ADVENTUROUS. I LIVE TO GLORIFY CHRIST. EVERYDAY IS A CONSTANT BATTLE AGAINST THE WORLD. I’M ON ONE HECK OF A JOURNEY, NOT SURE WHERE IT’LL TAKE ME, BUT I KNOW THAT LIFE IS ABOUT THE JOURNEY NOT THE DESTINATION. I WANT THE WORLD TO KNOW WHO I AM BEFORE I EVEN GET A CHANCE TO EVEN TELL THEM. I WANT THEM TO KNOW WHAT I AM ABOUT, WHO AND WHAT I LIVE FOR, WHAT I AM TRYING TO DO, AND WHO I ASPIRE TO BE. I WANT TO BE AN EXAMPLE TO THIS WORLD. I WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD! PLEASE KNOW THAT YOUR STORY IS IMPORTANT AND THAT YOU’RE PART OF AN EVEN BIGGER STORY. OUR STORIES ARE A MESSAGE OF IMPORTANCE AND HOPE. I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE TOO BLESSED TO BE STRESSED, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL, YOU ARE LOVED, YOU ARE WORTH IT, YOU ARE STRONGER THAN YOU THINK. YOU ARE LOVED NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE OR WHAT YOU DO. A MAN DIED SO YOU COULD LIVE. BE HAPPY... ALWAYS. BELIEVE IN YOUR DREAMS AND YOURSELF. LOVE PEOPLE, AND STANDUP FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T STAND UP FORTHEMSELVES. LOVE IS LOUDER. KNOW THAT I AM BROKEN BUT IN REPAIR. AND KNOW THAT EVERYDAY I FIGHT TO BELIEVE IN MYSELF A LITTLE MORE, BECAUSE THE PEOPLE AROUND ME NEVER FAIL TO REMIND OF HOW WORTHLESS I AM. Twitter:RachelMBurgess
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, whohave been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28 NIV)
Everyone goes through things that don’t seem to make sense. It’s easy to get discouraged and wonder, “Why did this happen to me?” “Why did this person treat me wrong?” “Why did I get laid off?” But we have to understand, even though life is not always fair, God is fair. And He promises to work all things together for good for those who love Him.
I believe the key word is this verse is “together.” In other words, you can’t just isolate one part of your life and say, “Well, this is not good.” “It’s not good that I got laid off.” “It’s not good that my relationship didn’t work out.” Yes, that’s true, but that’s just one part of your life. God can see the big picture. That disappointment is not the end. Remember, when one door closes, God has another door for you to walk through—a better door. Those difficulties and challenges are merely stepping stones toward your brighter future. Be encouraged today because God has a plan for you to rise higher. He has a plan for you to come out stronger. He has a plan to work all things together for your good so that you can move forward in the victory He has prepared for you!