Unafraid Life Lessons – November 2016

A lot happened in November. The 2016 Presidential Election finally came to an end, the holiday season began, and the end of the year is coming quickly. There have been a lot of emotions going around this month and its time for us to take a look back.

1. Don’t put your hope in anything but God, because everything else will fail you.

This month Donald Trump was titled the president-elect of the United States of America. I have a lot of feelings about much of what happened throughout the campaign. Even the things that have been said and done since my last post about the election continue to baffle me. I continuously catch myself thinking, “Is this really happening?”. But whether you put your hope in Trump, Clinton, Stein, a different candidate or any other thing in this world you are setting yourself up for disappointment. God is the only one that I trust with my future. He’s the only one I know for sure won’t screw it up.

2. The choices you make reflect who you are.

Every choice we make, big or small, has an impact on the world around us. No choice is insignificant: what you spend your time doing, who you trust with your secrets, what you have for breakfast, the people that you let into your life. I have learned this month that the choices we make say a lot about who we are. With each decision we make we are shaping the world around us and building our future selves. Are you proud of the decisions that you’re making? If not, why?

3. Adulting is inevitable

To be completely honest, I’ve been trying to avoid this lesson for a very long time. In the last two months I’ve started a new job and have had to start navigating the world of a permanent job. There’s a steep learning curve, but I’m learning more so much about my self and the world with every single minute. A 401k, life insurance, and vacation days are only a few of the things that will be the norm from me. I’m still figuring this new role out, but that’s okay. We all have to start from somewhere.

One of my favorite bible verses is Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Somehow in the midst of the craziness and all the change that’s happening around me, I’m resting in the fact that God has everything in control. I don’t need to be worried about a thing.

Love and light,

Felecia Shanice ❤

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