This weeks word is TRUE. This word is a doosey. The TRUTH is what you see on this blog and what I am in real life…doesn’t always match. I’m scared to put the “real me” out there on this blog because I think people will think I’m a crazy nut-job that needs to be institutionalized..okay not that crazy but pretty close to it (depending on the day). Over the last few years I’ve been working through a lot of stuff. Grief. Unemployment. Underemployment. Being Broke. Depression. Loneliness. Living in tiny quarters. There are probably others that I can’t really think of. There have been times it was a struggle to get out of bed. There have been times where I just cried all the time.
Many days I feel under-appreciated and feel really close to getting into a ton more debt just so I can live on my own. And then all these dumb articles get shared and posted about how “Millenials” are lazy, stupid, “entitled,” etc. etc. and how everyone hates us and we all need to “grow up.” But you know this awful economic crisis has NOTHING to do with why things have been tough for us. They make me so angry because they think they know us and know how to “fix” our problems but they don’t. Not everyone has the resources that they think we should have. Not everyone has rich parents that can find us “the perfect job” making $60k+ at age 25.
We’re just trying to get by with what GOD handed to us. I’m a firm believer that god has a plan for everyone and all those cliches that god laughs at our plans, when he closes a door he opens a window, etc. etc. but sometimes when you’re at the lowest of everything it’s hard to see that eventually you’ll come out alive and better because of it all.
Now go read everyone else’s posts. Thanks Lisa Jo for hosting!
Hooray! Truth is good!
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It’s a tough job market Beth-Anne. The sons looking for jobs (college age) – keep coming up empty. I looked one of them in the eye and said, “Have you taken it to God. He can’t do it until you give Him permission.” I think he’s getting closer to doing that, to trusting Him because He just can’t make it happen on his own.
I want to encourage you – people say these are tough times (which they are) – but God put gifts and love languages and everything you need(Psalm 139). He’s not surprised about what’s going on – He knew it when He created you – and He equipped you for it. He’s in charge of the plan – We just have to give it back to Him. Praying that He show you what you need to do, that He open doors of opportunity for you – and that you feel his comfort and peace in the wait:)
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Beth Anne says
Thank you for your kind words. I went back to school last year and will finish in May and hopefully will find a good job. Right now I’m just trying to get through the next 8 months alive…somedays are better than others.
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You’re right – when you’re in the trenches it’s hard to imagine things getting better. You’re just trying to survive. I’ve lived it, and I can tell you now looking back that God did indeed have a plan for my life and He worked it out in His time. I have a firm belief that nothing is wasted – God can use any and everything in our lives for His glory if we give Him a chance. One day you will look back at this time and see how it fit into His plan for you. Great post!
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You will come out stronger and better than ever. Because God has a perfect plan for you and has ordained your steps. I love your honesty and truth. I’ve learned the battle is necessary. It’s where we find out who God really is in our lives and learn to give Him all glory due. Keep fighting, sister. You have a purpose and we need your voice!
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Deb Weaver says
This is a hard season–economically and also personally. Thank you for sharing with such honesty. May God equip you and provide just the right open doors. May He give you hope in the meantime.
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I’m so glad you braved True – and shared your heart! Sometimes making the best (wisest) choices don’t match up to what things ‘should’ look like or feel like – or even with what we want for ourselves at the time… but those best/wise choices matched up with His plans lead you into freedom Every. Single. Time.
Praying the wait is almost over, and freedom is just around the corner!
Can’t wait to meet inrl at Allume!
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