I’ve been feeling kind of discouraged lately, I’m just going to be real right now. It’s funny how sometimes people see you from the outside, because you don’t go around pouting and talking about your feelings, and they assume you’ve got it all together. Don’t get me wrong, I am not sitting here complaining. I know that I am blessed just to be here breathing and having my health. I don’t take it for granted. But the enemy is real! He always finds opportunities to discourage us and make us feel some type of way. I am so grateful for key people in my life that I can always go to and be vulnerable with and have healthy conversations with. Where I’m not being judged, and I’m pointed in the direction I need. My sister is one of the few in my life. I love her with everything in me because she shows me God’s love every day. She loves me without an agenda and models it so beautifully. I had such a real and raw conversation with her last night and even though I cried, I was left feeling positive and with a plan to keep seeking God and a motivation to grow to be more like Him. Sometimes we need to be so uncomfortable to finally surrender and seek Him whole heartedly so He can reveal His plan, which is always better than our own plan, and He can refine us like gold. The process isn’t always pretty, it is uncomfortable, sometimes even painful. But the end result is so worth it! I was telling my sister why I love my God so much, if you don’t mind me sharing, I will tell you as well. I have seen glimpses of His infinite wisdom and perfect love and it has blown me away. I can’t even describe to you how amazing it is. The tiny little bit that He has revealed to me is enough to make me fall in love with Him and know that He is everything! I want the whole world to know about my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He is the hope we need. He is the love our heart desires to feel. He is what fills that gaping hole that nothing else can fill. He is the leader we were created to follow. Not out of fear or obligation, but because our souls long to do life with Him. We are His creation and He longs to do life with us as well. If you don’t know Jesus but want to know Him, there is no special prayer or magic routine. All you need to do is have a talk with Him. Literally, talk. Ask Him into your heart and give Him a chance. All He cares about is your heart, not your pretty words or how “good” you are so He can approve your friendship. Just start by being real and vulnerable with Him and He will start to reveal Himself to you.
Okay now for some girl talk! I’ve been wanting to wear this cardigan/sweater and I couldn’t wait to share it with you! I had my boy’s Thanksgiving Chapel this morning and I had to get ready in exactly 20 minutes since princess decided to get into her wet bathtub after I had already gotten her dressed. Isn’t that how it always goes? When you are tight on time, the little ones always come through, and make life just a tiny bit more chaotic. I threw on some black on black cause it was just easy and when I looked for a sweater I saw it hanging and got excited to finally be able to wear it! I can’t wait to dress it up a bit more, even though it is such a classy print that I also love it with neutrals so it can stand out. I got it online and even though the reviews were all over the place, mine fit fine so beware. You never know I guess? You can get it here. And it is on sale for under $30 right now! And remember to tag me on Instagram if you purchase! As always, God bless and let me know how I can pray for you. You can email me at LindaBrillBlog@gmail.com or leave me a message.