This summer I have learned what it means to simply live. As I reflect back on everything I’ve done and the people I’ve spent time with, the things that stand out the most are those that I allowed myself to just enjoy.
I went into the summer being self aware of an unreasonable list of things I wanted to get done, change about myself, change about my life, learn, etc.
What soon became very relevant is that all God wanted me to do was rest in Him. This is not easy for me at all. Instead of constantly trying to improve myself and the things around me, I forced myself to rest.
I quickly learned that rest doesn’t mean not doing anything and being lazy. It means taking out anything unnecessary that isn’t adding to who He has called you to be.
Through this process of learning to rest, I was able to enjoy the simple things. This may sound cliche, but it gave me to freedom to just live without a constant worry nagging me. Crazy enough in this season of rest many questions and concerns on my unreasonable list were actually answered, and brought to light, through the time I spent resting in Him.
I understand not everyone may be dealing with this exact issue right now, but I know we all have something we are dealing with.
The thing I want to bring to your attention is that: simply living is a beautiful thing.
there is beauty in the pain>>> it makes you strong.
there is beauty in the past >>>if you forget where you came from you can easily loose sight of how far you’ve come.
there is beauty in the present>>> you will never get back right now!
there is beauty in the future >>> dreams and possibilities are endless.
there is beauty in being vulnerable>>> you will quickly see you’re not walking through life alone.
there is beauty in being you>>> no one else can do that one !!
Yes, I definitely know that it’s not easy to see the beauty in life. It’s taken me 17 years to learn this. Life isn’t perfect and it never will be. I just don’t want to ever miss the opportunity, to spread the beauty that I now see to others.
It’s kind of ironic that I wrote this blog ahead of time, because this week I actually encountered some comments about how I “try to make my life seem perfect and its annoying.” The funny part about that statement is that I started my blog to bring light to some of the darkest places of my life. No, I don’t share everything thats gone on with you guys because some things are personal. But my life is FAR FROM perfect, and the truly the only way I’m still here is because of God’s grace in my life. I hope that my many blog posts have truly inspired you, and showed you to find the beauty in everyday, and live the legacy you want to leave behind.
On another note, As this school year approaches I’m starting college classes online, taking more singing opportunities, and working on some very exciting things in the near future. I have loved getting to share my heart with y’all on a regular basis and am very thankful for the opportunity! Saying all this to say… I am going to be less consistent with posting on my blog through this next school year. I want my focus to be on some other things in this next season, but will defiantly be posting when God puts something on my heart to share with y’all! Thank you loves for joining me on this journey<33
lots of love,
xo alivia leigh