As I sit here in my first ever “big girl” apartment, all alone for the week, I find myself in an interesting spot. After I said goodbye to my family and realized the state of my solitude, I found it very hard to be alone with myself; in my own head. For my entire life I have considered myself a Christian, but only in the past few days have I realized that I am not happy with the person I have become; selfish and obsessed with a “social media presence” and a need to always get what I want. I did what felt right and dove for my Bible, and as always, it had the answers I was looking for. I was reminded that I serve a God of love, who will always pick up the pieces when I am broken and lonely. A just and fair God whose path, though not always easy, is always fulfilling. Though I think that it’s okay to have hobbies and interests and things that we are passionate about, I believe that we must use those things to help serve our Creator; to be disciples and bring others to Him. I am so thankful for my time alone with myself; God wanted me to have this time of self reflection. He puts so, so many opportunities in our lives for change, for repentance…it is our task to take Him up on these very opportunities. Our God is a God of infinite love and unfailing forgiveness. He is always here to listen and to guide us through every hardship we may face.
16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.