Monday, March 24, 2014

Motivate Monday - Let Go

    So today is my FIRST OFFICIAL blog post and what better way to kick it off with a motivational post! 
   Over the course of a few years now I have been learning to "let go".  All of my life I have struggled with the need to control and be in control...I am not saying I still don't struggle with it but I am constantly working on it! Whether you are a friend, wife, mother, or daughter its normal to try to control your life so that it is predictable and safe.
     For as long as I can remember, I have tried to control every detail of my life...which makes it hard to handle situations that arise in your life that are "unplanned".  God surprisingly has brought MANY unexpected events into my life that I did not expect, but don't we all know that trials produce perseverance and builds our faith.  There are countless times where I ask God "why" but then I realize I would never be who I am today and who I will continue to grow to be if I didn't face those trials and tribulations.  God does not expect us to be perfect but what about  being "Imperfectly Balanced".  God never asked us to be perfect neither should you expect yourself to be (which I have tried to be perfect for years)....but He did tell us in 1 Peter 5:8 to be "Well-Balanced...be firm in faith, strong and immovable".  So I've decided to be "Imperfectly Balanced". I will give my all in every situation, honoring and pleasing to Him, and make sure that I am well-balanced spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically. 
     In this discovery of being well-balanced I have grown closer to the Lord, become a better wife and mother, developed a love for exercise and eating right, and it truly has changed my perspective on life. Of course I am NOT PERFECT and I struggle every day with something, but He is always there to help me get back up and start over. So I encourage any of you who read this post, LET GO and enjoy life. Stop being the controlling, worry wart, perfectionist person you are trying to be and be the person God wants you to be. God has an amazing plan for me and for you, so let Him take control of your life.

Below are a few of my life verses, so I hope they can MOTIVATE you today:) 
Most of these pictures were found on Pinterest too!

xoxo
Ali











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