Hello blessed, brilliant, beauties!
Oh yes, I know it has been a while! School has definitely been taking over everything! I had my first physics exam yesterday, first Spanish paper due on Friday, and so much more! I am prepping to Study Abroad in the Spring, compete in my first Miss America preliminary pageant in November, find (try really hard) time to go to school related clubs, conferences, plan sorority events, and still make sure my grades are looking right. As I sit here in bed writing this to you all, completely overwhelmed with the millions of things I have to do before the sun rises again tomorrow, I think to myself...What on earth is giving me this overwhelming feeling to the point that I don’t want to do, well, anything?!
Then, it hit me (and of course) I had to share it with you all!
In a lot of my physics problems, when I have to calculate the average speed or find out the magnitude of a vector (don’t understand those words? Don’t worry! Lol, just keep reading.) often times, the problem will instruct me to ignore any type of air resistance. I feel like a lot of times in life, we compare our success of running this race of life by looking in front or behind us to determine own very own success. However, we neglect the presence of “air resistance.” We neglect the other environmental factors that affect each and everyone of us differently. Sometimes, these differences are so different, you can’t even compare them!
What I am trying to say is, sure, we are all running this race of life. Nevertheless, you never know who may have started before you, took a lap to rest, or is maybe on their final lap and doesn’t even know it. God doesn’t want us using such a system to determine our worth, value, and success.
We must learn to respect our own grind. We must learn to see the beauty in our own stories! We must celebrate those who decide to take a break, sprint a lap, or jog it out. However, as blessed, brilliant, beauties, what we can not continue to do is use others’ races to define our own.
God shows us that he wants us to be hard working young women in Colossians 3:31.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters
But hey! Did you see that? Take look at the second half of that scripture, He wants us to do it for HIM not anybody else. God only asks us to put our whole hearts into whatever we work towards. So ask Him for strength, guidance, and a heart at peace with the your season’s pace. Don’t go too quickly, and never too slowly. Do you girl! Remember, at the end of everyday, whether you checked off that too do list, you turned in an assignment a little late, or you don’t feel like this week was productive at all, you are blessed, brilliant, and beautiful.
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