This is how I fight my battles…


So, I’ve recently gone through a pretty testing season of life. And, I’ve learned that the only way to win battles is to fight them the right way.

But, before I go into the details, here’s a poem I wrote during this past season:

Dear God,
I’m done
I’m giving up
I can’t carry this anymore
I have nothing left
The world couldn’t fill
What I’m searching for
But I still can’t
Seem to find it
Dear God,
Help me
Fight this battle
Take this weight
From my shoulders
It’s killing me
I’m done with the world
I’m done searching
Show me your truth
Reveal your glory to me
Dear God,
Please
Don’t make me wait
Forgive me
Restore me in your love
Fill me with peace
Show me your grace
Help me see you
Be my answer
Dear God,
I’m done searching
For temporary answers
In the world
Because
You are the answer
I’ve been looking for
This whole time
You were there
Waiting for me
To find you
Dear God,
Thank you
For waiting
For me
To come
And find you
In the midst
Of the chaos
You are
And will always
Be near


You see, I used to get really anxious in uncomfortable situations. And, I mean, REALLY anxious; I would bite my nails A LOT, and start to shut down to the people around me. I still currently have no nails while typing this, but they’re growing back, slowly (just like my relationships with some people)…
Anyways, this past season or my life (the past 6 months) have been teaching me a lot about how to fight my battles in a positive, and productive way.

I’ve learned that fighting my battles is impossible alone; my own strength is not enough (that causes me to bite my nails a lot), and even when people help me, they can’t fully win the battle (especially spiritual battles). The only way I can truly win all my battles is by fighting them with God. He is the ultimate protector in my battles, and He gives me everything I need to win all my battles.
And, this song has been an amazing reminder, and encourager for me, so I hope it inspires you as well.


Thanks for reading!
I hope this post was insightful and encouraging to your soul; and that it filled your spirit with a new sense of hope for your battles.

P.S. The featured picture of this post is me, in the middle of a battle
(that’s how I fight them now.. and it’s successful everytime)!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Lessons from the mountain top…


A moment to remember who God is & who I am
A moment of total surrender
A moment of ultimate love
A moment of perfect peace
A moment of complete freedom
A moment of finding hope
A moment of unfailing grace
A moment of uplifting truth

God is…

Love
Peace
Freedom
Hope
Grace
Truth
And the ultimate hiding place
The one I kneel at the feet of
The one that caries me through everything

I am…

His child
His human vessel
Dwelling in His house
Called to do great things
Spreading His glory
Living my best life with Him

And…

Through it all
He continues to love
To encourage
To reveal
To redeem
To forgive
To restart
This amazing journey with me


Thanks for reading!

This post was inspired by this song!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

From Follow Me! To Send Me!

“Is this what you really want?
What about all my failures?
Will you take this shame I feel?
Can you really use me?”

“This is what I want for you.
I forgive you.
I can & will use you.
Are you ready?”

“*Sobbing…*

Okay, I’ll think about it…”

“I promise these things.
I will use your talents.
I will teach you great things.
I will help you.
I will equip you.
All you have to do is…

Trust & Follow me!”

“Okay, I’m ready.
I will stop running.
I surrender.
Here I am.

Send me!”


Thanks for reading!
I hope this inspired you to stop doubting yourself, stop running, & just have faith.

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

P.S. This post was inspired by my next trip (coming up in less than 3 weeks)!!!
I can finally tell you more about it!
I am going to Australia for 6 months (maybe longer…), and I’m so excited about this new adventure; I can’t wait to share all about it on this blog!
If you’re interested in learning more about where I’m going, & what I’ll be doing, check out:

The Start Of Something New!

Fitting In!

You try & try, over & over again, to fit in with the world.
You think you’ll be happy when everyone likes you.
You just want to feel part of something!
All you want is to feel wanted.
You want to feel happy & loved.

So, you try & try, over & over again to fit in.
You try everything they like.
You do what they do.
You fall into sin & you act like them.
But what happens is not what you hoped for!
All your trying to fit in has actually made you feel unworthy of His love.
You’ve sinned so much that now you feel too disconnected from Him.
And, all of it wasn’t even worth it because you still don’t fit in. 

You tried & tried, over & over again, & nothing changed.
Things actually got worse.
You still don’t fit in, & you slid further away from your goal.
All you want now is to erase the past & start fresh.
You realize as long as you fear Him, you’ll never fit in.
You will always feel guilty, & people will feel awkward around you.
You’ll never truly be one of them because you have Him on your side.
And, He is always looking after you. 

Stop trying & trying, over & over again to fit in.
Trust Him, & experience His love & forgiveness.
That’s when you will feel true joy.
A joy that the world could never offer.
He chose you, & He will never give up on you.
You are, & you will forever be, His child. 

If the world is not where you fit in, just remember that you are part of a greater & better family. So, stop trying to fit in with the world, they have literally nothing to offer. He can offer you so much more than the world ever could!

No one will ever care about you more than Him!

1 Peter 5:7

Thanks for reading!
This post was inspired by: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuvfMDhTyMA

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

The Endless Cycle of Constant Failure

I keep failing
Yet you forgive me
Over and over again

I keep straying
Yet you look after me
Everyday

I forget about you
Yet you never forget me
Never

I try to do it on my own
Yet you still look after me
No matter what I do

I try to hide my shame
Yet you show me it
And you forgive me right away

I constantly apologize
Yet you always welcome me back
With open arms

I say: “It won’t happen again.”
Yet you know it will
And you’ve already forgiven me

I’m tired of this constant failure
Yet you never tire
Of loving me

I want to leave
Yet you tell me to stay
With you

I want to give up
Yet you still believe in me
Enough to make me try again and again

I try to earn my way
Yet I’m learning
You don’t work that way

I fail many times
Yet you’re always there to catch me
And forgive and love me

I think I’ve failed too many times
Yet you reassure me that I haven’t failed enough
And that I never will

But, why?
Why are you so good to me?


Here’s the answer I’ve found to that question (it’s also what inspired this post):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqybaIesbuA


Thanks for reading!
I hope this post sparks you to think about the bigger picture.
I promise adventure posts are coming! I’m just in a thinking frame of mind lately before I start my next adventure!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂