Faith, and Patience.
Has it really been six months since I last posted a blog? How time flies by, and let me just tell you, I am NOT a fan. Before I go any further I want to start off with a passage / quote from the Bible - this pretty much explains my life the past six or so months.
"Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord." Psalms 27:14
I feel I can personally relate to this reading 5000% - this past year I've experienced sooo many different challenges, starting from friendships, to family, to personal health goals, to career choices. But one thing I can say, is that God has planted a seed in the correct order and timing to help me reach my goals and desires.
While I had to move back to Australia in March, leaving the land of the free aka my new home, Brooklyn New York, there was a part of me that was so sad and I was starting to feel deflated and like my goals had been taken away from me. Feeling super negative and uninspired and defeated - I wasn't in a good headspace. I felt as though my time was up in the states and that I didn't achieve the things I wanted to achieve.
So I came back to Australia, my old job offering me my job back, I went straight back into work and working crazy long hours to save money for my next plan, (Because I knew I wanted to get back to the states but I knew I'd need savings) - I cut myself some slack, and instead of hating on my body, my surroundings, my family (the ones that love me the most) my ethics, and values... I slowly starting to give myself love and applause.
I was raised in a Catholic household, catholic primary and high school, church every Sunday with the family, but as I got older through my uni years, I found it hard to juggle working two jobs, friends, family, social life, internships, work experience, appearance, and travels. So my faith seemed to be less of a priority. It wasn't until my girlfriend from uni two years ago asked me to visit her church - @KingdomCity - a modern Christianity church. I went to the 5pm session, and boy was my mind blown away. It was like a concert! But better, and everyone was there to worship God. I LOVED it and wanted to experience more. Once I met and got involved with GOOD humans with similar morals and values, I found my life changing, although at times I still feel lost or need clarification with what or where I'm going in this life, I've found that turning to God has helped this journey of life.
Whenever you feel confused, in a rut, unhappy, unsatisfied... God has something else in store for you.
"This is my command - be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9
Please take a moment to find a Kingdom City near you, visit their home page here - or watch Kingdom City worship youtube page, because it is life changing, empowering, and uplifting.
I'll leave you with this video: