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Just Love Jesus.


It’s amazing how easy it is to become discouraged. I can be doing well and enjoying life, then one second later, hating myself. I quickly switch from secure and confident to insecure and wanting to hide. Why does that happen? Sometimes I lie to myself and think it’s just the stage of life I’m in; once I’m out of college and more “mature” it won’t be like that. We all know that’s false. Discouragement is a backpack we drop and pick up over and over again all through life.

I listen to all the voices around me, telling me what to do and who to be. The worst of them all is my own. I’m definitely my hardest critic. What’s funny is I tend to make “God’s will” a burden that weighs heavy on my life, ¬†always worrying about what’s the right thing. God’s will for my life is not a prison, but freedom.

My friend reminded me of something last night and it was just what I needed to hear. “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind.” Matt. 22:31

Sometimes I read this verse and freak out. How the heck do I do that? It sounds overwhelming, but it’s actually extremely simply. Just love Jesus. Don’t try to be good or always try to figure out what He desires for your life, just love Him with your whole being. When you wake up in the morning, remind yourself Jesus loves you and when you go to bed at night. He will take care of everything else.

This has been encouraging to me at this time, because I have been easily discouraged by my own actions. However, I haven’t been focusing on my love for God. I’ve been focusing on me and material things that will fade.

One of the cool things about my Christian College is that we have a missions conference every semester and this week it’s happening. I’ve been hearing sooooo much about what God is doing all over the world and how I could be a part of it. While this can be overwhelming, it shouldn’t be. I just need to love Jesus and He’ll place me right where He wants me.


So if you’re feeling discouraged, insecure, stressed or frustrated…you’re human. Just remember to love Jesus.









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