I’ve come to realize…

that time continues on with or without us.

You may be less surprised than I, but time really doesn’t care about our hurt feelings, grudges, hopes, dreams, or childhood aspirations. The common reply to most of these is “give it time”, when the truth of the matter is, time doesn’t care. He isn’t waiting around the corner, flowers in hand, and he most definitely isn’t standing at the end of the tunnel with his arms open wide. Father Time is not your pappy.

So what should we be saying if we aren’t giving the grand advice of time? How about “give it God”? What would happen if we gave our worries, anger, bitterness, and aching hearts to God? After all, he is with you at all time, and he created you in the very beginning. He cares for you. He is your father — the best one ever.

So, if you are in the melting pot of people who have been told to give it time, let me tell you something different: give it God. After that, just be. Do not try to make sense of it all, and most definitely do not try and fix it yourself. Give. It. God.

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It’s like a dance party for your ears!

I have always been a lover of music, but lately, He Is We and Ingrid Michaelson have done a wonderful job at filling that love. They are, of course, right below my ultimate love for Jesus Culture. That one is a given. (: So my people, I would like to share a few of their songs in hopes of spreading the joy!

Ingrid Michaelson – Locked Up

He Is We – Prove You Wrong

Jesus Culture – Rooftops

Feel free to check out their links attached above. They truly are worth the listen. (:

Stupidity leading to wisdom? That’s stupid.

“Before you can be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid.”
-Anonymous

I saw this quote the other day on Facebook A.K.A.: the land of abundant knowledge; shocker alert: I don’t agree. I read this about three times just to try and convince myself that it was a clever saying, but it was to no avail.

I agree that we learn from our mistakes, but I don’t agree that stupidity is the prelude of wisdom. I also don’t agree that wisdom is something you have to obtain through trial and error. There are much simpler ways to approach this gift.

The best way to grow in wisdom is to talk to God. Seriously, you can’t get any wiser than the one who created it all to begin with. It isn’t about just talking though; no, it’s mostly about listening. God speaks, and sometimes it just takes us shutting up for us to hear what he is trying to say to us.

Another great way is to observe the lives of those around you. I, on my occasions, have learned tremendous life lessons, just by watching people go through events in life. You learn a lot by seeing how someone’s reaction changes the outcome of a situation. In this same way, you are able to completely avoid sticky circumstances by the lessons that others had to be taught the hard way.

Neither of these options require the act of stupidity, so before you do something you’ll regret later on, why not give them a try? Take a minute and think before your act. Even better, take a moment and talk to the one who created it all — God.

If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.
– James 1:5 (NLT)