the worst version of you

Okay, so I know I encouraged everyone to be the best version of themselves, getting through discomforts and rising above them to become better people.  You should become examples for those around you and be strong for yourself and God.

God’s gots amazing plans for you.

Jeremiah 29:11: “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.”

But before I go back to my usual blog content, I didn’t want to go without talking about the low points.  The high moments are amazing and sometimes you feel on top of the world.  But let’s be honest…sometimes life sucks.  You will prosper but this world is broken and there are always obstacles along the way.

Sometimes a genuinely happy person with a generally happy life can have low points in their life.  It doesn’t have to be something big like a breakup or a death – it could simply be a bad grade on a test or having an argument with a friend.

You should always strive to have a bright prospective on bad circumstances.  But in the moment, it sucks.

You can have bad days, you can make mistakes, and you can feel hurt.  It is okay. 

You can need to cry instead of smile.  It is okay. 

You can take a few minutes or a few hours or a few days to feel better. It is okay. 

You can feel overwhelmed. It is okay.

You can feel stressed about school or work or relationships. It is okay.

 

This is the worst version of yourself: the one that is down and hurt.

It will be okay. 

After you experience hurt, that’s when you can overcome the discomfort.  This is when you strive to better yourself.  It is not necessarily an on-the-spot change in emotion.  It takes time.  This is when you can rely on God.

Jordan Lee from Soul Scripts (a great blog – you should definitely check it out here!) said something that I think covers it really well:

God will ALWAYS give us more than WE can handle. But He will never give us more than HE can handle.

Sometimes it’s hard.  Trust me, I have found myself pouting instead of trying to provide a good example dozens of times. probably hundreds or thousands of times let’s face it

But eventually you won’t get anything out of feeling low anymore.  And the world isn’t the answer.  Yes, a pint of ice cream or a day of watching Netflix in bed can definitely help after a breakup or a bad day.  But what about after?

What do you do when you feel like the worst version of yourself and just don’t know what to do anymore?

Trust that God will handle the rest of your life.

This one is hard for me and is constantly a fight because my inner self loves to take control.  I like to know what’s happening and when.  But after a bad day, I can only wallow in self-pity for so long before deciding to be happier and stronger and let God have my problems.

Psalm 46:10: BE STILL and know that I am GOD.

I can’t control it.  That doesn’t mean I don’t try, but I have to remind myself that whenever it doesn’t work out, it will be okay.   And it will be for you too.

Love you guys <3

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