I don’t know what the World wants from me.
My bills are late.
Nothing works the way it’s supposed to.
I can’t take the pressure of it all anymore.
Who am I?
Look at that girl, she’s so happy in all of her pictures, I want to be like her.
I don’t want to ask for help, it will make me look weak.
This is what I want, but this is what everyone else wants… am I wrong?
It’s Just One Thing On Top Of Another
An Open Letter to the Girl Who Can’t Catch a Break
to all of you who can’t keep up with their responsibilities. To all of you who feel crushed by pressure from your parents, friends, and social media. To all of you who have been trying so hard to get ahead just to get knocked down over and over again. To all of you in such a rut that you feel like you might never make it out.
There’s a secret. And I’m about to share it with you.
Psalm 34:17 When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.
Psalms 66:17-20 I cried to him with my mouth, and high praise was on my tongue. If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. But truly God has listened; he has attended to the voice of my prayer. Blessed be God, because he has not rejected my prayer or removed his steadfast love from me!
We learn a lot throughout our lives that no one can teach us. It’s about who we are, our limits, our abilities, our thought processes, and our faith.
Recently, I am where all of you are. I feel like I can’t catch a break. There is so much on my plate. I feel like every time I make a phone call there’s a bill that didn’t go through or more money that needs to be forked out that I wasn’t planning on. I feel like I don’t provide enough for my family. I feel like there is so much going on in my life that I need to write everything down just to keep it straight. I am trying so hard to do everything right, but it just isn’t helping.
I am being tried.
There are many reasons that God gives us trials and 99.9% of the time we don’t understand why. But is so important to remember that everything happens for a reason. God promises not to try us for no reason.
These trials will mold us into the people we are meant to be. Who knows who that is. But resting in the fact that God is giving me this trial for a reason brings me a comfort I can’t explain.
If you read my previous post Anxiety, I mention that there is peace in the words “Thy Will Be Done”. That is because these trials are there for a reason. He has a plan for our lives. His will is going to happen. But God loves to see us triumph. God knows what we can handle, and will push us to our limits in order to fulfill the purpose he has set forth in us.
I have a purpose; God’s purpose for me. I may not know what that purpose is yet, but I hope someday to find out.
I want to live my life working towards that purpose. I want to fulfill that purpose. I want to stay on the track that God has planned for my life because I know God will not forsake me.
To the girl who feels like she can’t handle what is happening in her life anymore. Please remember, these trials will only make you stronger. Do your best, and trust in God to help you. Your cries and your worries do not go unnoticed when you give them to Him.
Keep working hard. Even if you feel like your hard work is going unnoticed, it isn’t. He sees what you are doing, and He loves you. He has a plan for your life, just follow Him to find it.
It doesn’t matter that you “aren’t as happy” as that one girl on Instagram. It doesn’t matter that you “aren’t as pretty” or “aren’t as smart” or that you don’t know where you are going in life yet.
It doesn’t matter that you feel torn between who you are and who everyone else wants you to be.
He loves you.
It will all fall into place. You just have to trust that you will never be given more than you can handle.
Romans 8:28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
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