I’ve been reading almost obsessively this summer. I haven’t shared this, but during this summer I had ankle surgery, this caused me to halt my normally extremely active lifestyle, and learn to be more reliant on others around me. Which was humbling. Anyway, I started reading. I’ve always been a book worm, but in college I lost the passion and time for it. I was able to pick it back up when I was out of commission. I have been reading the bible, and also reading a lot of Catholic blogs and articles.
One theme I keep seeing that really strikes me is this: Say “Yes” to God
What does that mean? Well to me right now, that means saying “yes” to me being single, being lonely, growing in myself, growing in my faith, meeting new people, joining MEO at ASU, using the talents I was blessed with and really dedicating myself to riding and my horse, taking classes at UMary, volunteering again, going on all those dates I’m asked on… even if I’m scared, spending time in front of the Blessed Sacrament, going to daily mass a few times a week, feeling my emotions but not letting them over run me, going to all the doctor’s visits I have been putting off, asking my friends to come to mass with me, putting my riding first, saying the rosary daily, journaling, meeting with Sister Mary, going to therapy, going to physical therapy, putting my whole effort into my school work, giving love to those around me no matter how hurt I am or how badly they have hurt me, giving all myself to all my jobs and responsibilities, responsibly discerning my vocation, and so many more things.
That’s a lot. Imagine what else is in there if I threw in a boyfriend. HA! Right now, I’m not sure I would have time for one. Which leads me to this: Why pine over something I wouldn’t even have time over? or am possibly not ready for? I would rather focus my life on God, and pleasing him.
Backing up, all of the things I’m saying yes to… that’s a lot. It didn’t all come at once either. This summer though weird (see previous post), has also lead me to such blessings, comfort, and realizations. I can trace this all back to one thing: the growth of my relationship with The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. My relationship will need to continue to develop and grow. All relationships take work. This one is no different. What is different about this one is amazing though: I am able to have a relationship with the creator of Heaven and Earth, my creator, GOD! He loves me (and you!) more than anything we can possibly imagine, and if I am able to put so much effort and time into people and relationships I can tangibly understand and feel the love for… then I must put in the time for the relationship with God.
Peace and Love,