This week was going perfectly fine until… Thursday after school, when I had a TOTAL meltdown!! If you know me, I never cry, I really don’t even get sad for some reason. haha But everything I’ve been stressing out over the past few weeks got the best of me. I had really bad grades from going on a mission trip and getting behind, my room was a mess, I made cheer captain (which is a good thing 🙂 but it added extra pressure), I was helping out a friend in asuper stressful situation, and had to make a big huge decision about No Makeup Mondays. I just felt like I had sooo much pressure on me, and I had to cry to let it all out!
Some people see me as the “No Makeup Monday girl,” “little miss perfect,” or my favorite, “sister Christian”. 😛 lol To be honest, it’s pretty dang hard to live up to people’s expectations of me, ‘the good little eskimo girl’! Sometimes I just want to be Savannah Kramer, an average 16-year-old girl who wants to hang out, eat junk food, have a boyfriend, and lay around all weekend watching movies in my jammies. haha But I’m reminded that God created me for a specific reason.
My mom and I are pretty good friends (which is weird I know), so when I have a problem or need to talk, I’ll sit down and vent to her. She agreed that it’s all a lot to take on, but then she said that I need to give it all to God and ask him for help. I realized that I got really stressed out because I was relying on myself instead of trusting in God to help me. I felt so weak, like I couldn’t do it anymore. Have you ever felt that way? When I surrendered my life to God, I agreed to be who He wants me to be (not just a better version of who I want to be), and as He uses me to reach out, I have to remember let Him be in the lead. It really takes the pressure off and then I can enjoy all the blessings He’s given me! 🙂
VERSE: “..He said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness. So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me… For when I am weak, then (with Christ) I am strong.”
2 Corinthians 12:9 &10b
RULES FOR NO MAKEUP MONDAYS:
1) Take the day off from makeup
2) Dress up, do your hair, so your beauty isn’t hidden behind a scrubby look
3) Be proud of the natural beauty that you are
4) Give God glory today!
5) GUYS – Appreciate! 🙂
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