This Life

November 4, 2013


I think there comes a time in every woman's life where confidence isn't oozing from every fiber. Beauty is tainted in their minds and what they see on the outside is something they don't feel is beautiful. Where it's a moment of discouragement or a season of transitioning with life, I suppose it's normal to feel almost empty and alone. You may not be and could be wonderfully surrounded by amazing people and uplifters but there's still those moments you can't pin point why or how or the extent of how long these emotions will last.... but they're there.

I have to confess, I've been stuck lately. Not feeling motivated or encouraged. Feeling a bit empty and worn thin. I've been stressing over things that I have no control over and in turn, looking at myself not being worth it when in His eyes, I am. He created me to stand strong and to inspire. To love, to teach, to heal and to befriend. He gave me this life to walk by His words and to reach as many souls possible and to do it gracefully. Although it may be in the back of my mind normally, I'm working at being intentional in knowing He loves me and He thinks I'm beautiful. In understanding in these busy seasons of life, I have Him to lean on and seek.

I have a main focus in this life of mine. It's to touch as many people's hearts as I can with His word and love. To raise my stepson always reaching for Him and doing all he does in His name and for His Kingdom. I've realized to do this, I have to believe in myself to be a beautiful woman of Christ so I can inspire and change other people's lives. It's eye opening coming to this realization and no, it isn't easy. But He sacrificed so much for the 7 billion people He's created so shouldn't we use our time here to honor Him and thank Him for His blessings?

11 comments

  1. I'm sorry that you've been feeling stuck lately. I think you are beautiful and you really do inspire me every day. I love your blog and I can see His love through your posts, even though we are so far apart. Keep it up! You are beautiful!

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  2. I love this, and you! I know how these ruts come up for all of us....and sometimes it's so hard to remember how loved we are! Such a great post!

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  3. Yes yes yes!!!! I absolutely adore you, Aubrey! This resonated with me so much as I'm feeling the exact way right now. Down and in a rut. But that last paragraph you wrote is everything. That is why we are put here on earth, to do His will and extend His kingdom! You are an inspiration, my dear!

    xoxo

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  4. SO there the last few days. This truth has been an encouragement for me, "God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other." 1 John 4:9-11

    Like you said, if we rest in His promises He will be the strength in our weakness :)

    xoxo
    Camryn

    http://thepocketbookblogg.blogspot.com/

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  5. YES GIRL! This is why I love you + your blog so much! It is so motivating to read your blog and that is why I look forward to your blog posts! If I were to ever meet you, I can imagine you just as you are on your blog. And I feel like we connect. You're my inspiration, I see you as stronger than me emotionally because I read your blog posts and you're just so real. I wish I had the courage to share my life like you do, and I know God wants me to use my talents in blogging to do so. Aubrey you are my blogging role model and even though I don't know you personally, I just want to affirm you that you are doing a great job and you are exactly where God wants you to be in your life. Remember, God doesn't call the qualified, he qualifies the called. You're beautiful!

    xo Jessika
    Jessclassy.blogspot.com

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  6. I love this and I love your heart. I know God knows your heart too and loves the days you draw close to him and reach out to him! You are doing such a great job inspiring us readers, too!

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  7. I feel the exact same way; some times I can't even motivate myself to want to change out of my jammies. But, sometimes you gotta look at the big picture and see that God has always got our back and he wants us happy.

    ♥ Marissa ( http://forglitzandgiggles.blogspot.com/ )

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  8. Ironic because you have been looking stunning lately. ;) in all seriousness I'm so glad you wrote about this. It is something everyone struggles with. I know I do. I can tell you though, from working with you in the best situations to not the best (lol?) that you truly have a beautiful spirit that The Lord is using. I see it and appreciate it so much!

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  9. oh, aubs! thank-you for being so honest. i feel like we are the same person & I am beyond excited to start doing our devotional together. that book is perfect for us :) looking forward to growing stronger in Christ, as well as finding a new like minded Christian woman to get to know better! love you dearly! xo

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  10. I so needed this post. I have been feeling so lost for months now and I just can't seem to get out of it. Thanks for your inspiring words!

    xox Kelsi
    chicveganista.com

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  11. Aubrey-
    I love your sweet heart! I was wondering if you would ever do a post about your struggles/challenges/successes as stepmother? I am about to become a stepmother to two wonderful kids but I'm feeling extremely unprepared and a little overwhelmed. I am seeking God's guidance as well, but as a 25 year old, I just don't have any friends who are in the same situation as me and I would be very grateful for any advice you could share!

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