Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30 NIV
So I have been MIA lately, sorry about that. Life has been crazy since May when I last wrote and I have been learning a lot. I made a difficult decision to let go of basketball like I wrote about in my last post and it’s been a bit of an adjustment. It has been a huge relief to be mostly pain free, but I have also gone through some periods where I miss basketball a lot. It’s something that I wasn‘t quite expecting to deal with but it is also part of the normal grieving process. Although I may miss it sometimes, I don’t miss how my body felt or the stress I dealt with. I know that God led me to the right decision even though it was difficult to make. I don’t regret what I chose because now I have time to do all the other things I love and truly focus on school, which has also been stressful since it is my junior year. I’ve learned that riding horses is my first love and I’ve been able to do it consistently which has been a huge blessing. I’m working towards riding in college now and I feel like my goals are within reach. Overall, the time I had this summer to relax and do things I love was truly invaluable, and the time I have now moving forward is so exciting!
I‘ve also had more time to spend with friends and family because of my decision as well. I’m able to watch my little brother grow and not miss out on as much. I’m able to be there to support my friends when they need me. And I’m able to say yes to things both my family and friends ask me to go do with them. The relationships in my life have grown so much stronger because I was followed where God was leading me.
With that little life update being said, I just want to encourage you all to enjoy the time you have now to do the things you love and thank God for it. Really cherish every moment and choose to do things that bring glory to Him and joy to you. I’ve learned that it is so much sweeter to be doing things you love and spending time with people than it is to be doing things out of obligation.
I know that it is not always easy to follow where God is leading, but it is so worth it. Going into this holiday season, I want to remind everyone that God is giving you time to spend with loved ones and grow your relationships stronger. Take a break from being busy and be present in the moment!
Love you all!