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Don’t Hide Your Gift <3

Since the beginning of time, God has been in the fixer upper business.

He doesn’t generally pick those in the front of the line.  He’s known for patiently waiting on those the world overlooks.  The rejected, despised, “too young,” “too old,” inexperienced newbies.  He takes the ones who are picked last in gym class and brings them front and center.

“But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.” 1 Corinthians 1:27

David was a smelly shepherd boy.  Sampson had a problem with women.  Moses was a murderer.  Rahab was a hooker.

You are I are no different.  We may not have a track record quite comparable to these celebrities of the biblical era, but I imagine you have a story too.  And it’s one that someone needs to hear.  But let me tell you, that can that be so intimidating.  Especially when we feel underqualified.  Undereducated.  Unprepared.  *insert additional “un” words here ____*

It’s easy to try to talk God out of His master plan when it feels so much bigger than us.  Heck, Moses did it.  God called him by speaking through a burning bush and Moses was quick to attempt convincing Him that He was better off choosing someone else to carry out the mass exodus of letting His people go.  God presented the plan while Moses crumbled under pressure.

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Have you been there?  I have. 

Can I be real with you?  You are not a carbon copy.  There has never been anyone quite like you.  You are uniquely created to carry out a divine purpose.  And God has something specific in mind for you to accomplish during your lifetime that only you can do.  You have world-changing power living inside of you.  Don’t hide your gift. 

I didn’t grow up thinking I would ever be capable of being a women’s speaker.  (I still don’t think I’m capable.  lol)  Or blogger for that matter.  Or an author.  But God has a way of weaving desires and purpose into our lives long before we were formed in our mother’s womb.

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5

You have been set apart to fulfill a specific purpose.  No one else can do what God has called you to do.  Your calling won’t look identical to anyone else’s and comparing will only breed jealousy and discontentment.  And a date with a big tub of ice cream and box of tissues.

It’s scary stepping out in faith.  But sometimes the only way to reach Jesus and His divine plan for our life is to meet Him in the deep waters.  Ask Peter.  The waves and wind created fear and havoc around him, yet he stepped out of the boat and walked out to meet His Savior.  (How awesome would that have been to have Instagram back then?  #selfieSunday #walkingonwater #jesusfreakingrocks )

What’s holding you back?  Are you afraid of failure?  Expectations from others weighing you down?  I promise you, there is no greater joy than fulfilling God’s calling on your life.  Is it scary?  Yes!  Will you fall flat on your face sometimes?  Definitely.  But the amazing thing is that God isn’t calling for perfection – He’s calling for obedience. 

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I’ve been back and forth about whether or not to share this video, but I feel like someone needs to see this.  Below is a clip from one of my first speaking engagements.  I’m no pro, by any means.  lol  But I have been learning to simply say “yes” to God and trust Him in the unknown.  If you’re encouraged, please feel free to share.  ❤

Don’t let fear overcome you and hold you back from walking into your Promised Land.  The children of Israel made that detrimental mistake and it took them 40 years to make a 14 day journey.

When He calls you to walk on the water, remember who created those waters in the first place. 

“Unforgettable” Women’s Conference Message (Click link to watch my message from “Unforgettable” Women’s Conference!)

Stop comparing yourself to everyone else.  You are unforgettable.  You are amazing.  And you have a gift that can change the world. 

Live Life Unscripted,

Brittany ❤

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Step Into the Light

Light and darkness cannot coexist. Either there is total darkness without the presence of light, or there is light overtaking the darkness. 

Think about it. Your bedroom is pitch black because all lights are off. When you turn on a lamp or flip a light switch – instant light! The darkness can no longer remain when there is light. 

  
The Light (Jesus Christ) will always illuminate the darkness. Darkness can’t stand in the presence of the light. Demons flee and Satan trembles at the presence of God Almighty! All of hell thought they had this thing in the bag when Jesus was crucified and hung lifeless on the cross, BUT GOD had other plans!! 

For years I found myself wallowing in sin.  I had convinced myself that because no one knew about these dark places, I was fine and there would be no consequences.  The enemy is a pretty strategic guy, isn’t he?  

This double life we lead with perfectly placed masks leads to destruction.  It may not happen immediately but ultimately leads us into places we never intended on placing our feet.   

Our only hope is to allow the Light to illuminate the darkness in our lives.   

  

Matthew 6:24 says, “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” 

Take out the word “money” and exchange it for whatever has gripped you and held you in bondage.

 

“You cannot serve both God and porn.”  
“You cannot serve both God and alcohol.
“You cannot not serve both God and fear.” 
“You cannot serve both God and darkness.

“You cannot serve both God and ________.”


God sent His only son, Jesus, so we could be rescued from our sin and walk in the light.  We are not left without hope!  

God foreknew our failure yet He preplanned a promise.  
And that promise is woven so beautifully throughout scripture.   The reality of redemption is so real and tangible, we must just grab hold of it!  

Fling open those spiritual shades in your life and let the Light come in to overcome the darkness. If you wallow in the darkness, it will overtake you. But if you allow the Light of Christ and the Word of God to illuminate those dark places, you will find unfathomable, unshakable hope! 

I encourage you today to check out “Forever” by Kari Jobe.  We will overcome!! 

Please connect with me on Facebook for more encouragement.  I can also be found on Instagram & Twitter at @lifeunscripted5 
Live Life Unscripted, 

❤ Brittany 

Walk YOUR walk.

Maybe it’s a woman thing.  Heck, maybe it’s a ME thing.  But one thing I know is this – comparison stinks.

There will always be someone more successful.  Someone prettier.  Someone who seems more qualified.  There’s always going to be someone to compare ourselves to.  To compare our dreams to.

But the great thing is, God hasn’t called the pretty ones to do my job.  And He hasn’t called me to do theirs either.

He’s called me to walk MY walk with everything within me. 

Do you struggle with comparison?  { Quietly raises hand while hiding behind the glow of the computer screen.. }

You are you-niquely created with talents that desperately need to be on display to further the kingdom of God.

We can’t do this thing well when we’re so caught up in what he’s doing and what she’s accomplishing.  How many followers they have on Twitter and Instagram and how many shares and retweets their posts have.

God.  Made.  You.  YOU. 

You are special.  You are one of a kind.  You are the apple of His eye.  You are amazing.

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God hasn’t called you to walk somebody’s else’s walk. 

I’ve had several conversations with some blogging friends this past week about this exact thing.  It’s easy to feel like you’re not good enough and like you don’t have what it takes when you compare your walk to someone else’s.  God created us all so differently.  We’re all gifted in various ways, none quite the same.

Maybe you have a gifting with words.  Maybe you’re stellar creative.  Maybe it’s organizational skills. { I’m definitely not in this category. }  Teaching kids.  Nursing in ICU.  Working in the justice system.  School bus driver.

My hubby is a full time nurse and pastor.  He catches on quickly in the medical field and is amazing when you put a mic in his hand in front of a crowd.   On the other hand, I am a stay-at-home-mom, multitasking wife and blogger who wears a ka-jillion hats like a super ninja.  His giftings are different from mine.  Mine are different from his. We couldn’t possibly switch places and expect to have the same results on those around us.

God hasn’t called you to walk somebody else’s walk. 

God prepares us for the journey ahead of us.  He has placed within us what it takes to complete our mission.  We just have to trust Him.  Be faithful in the hallway before He opens that next door.  He knows where to find you.

Passionately walk the walk He has destined you for.  Wife, mom, daughter, son, teacher, lawyer, cashier, small business owner.. He will give you the desires of your heart and reward your faithfulness.   Besides, He’s the one who put those desires  there in the first place.

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.” Psalm 139:13-16

Can I be real with you?  You will never write like her.  You will never sing like him.  Your house will never be spotless like theirs.  The quicker you accept this reality, the quicker you can release that deep breath you’ve been holding in for so long.  God isn’t asking for perfection, babe, He’s asking for a willing vessel.  Keep doing that thing you’ve been prewired to do.  That thing that brings you joy and others hope.

Be real.  Be bold.  Be.. YOU.  God loves you, beautiful.  He loves your humility and understands your desire to reach more, help more and love more.  But until more comes, be more where you are.  Be the best you that you can be!  And understand that it really is enough.  Be content with who you are, the gifts God has given you and where He has you right now.

What about you?  Have you struggled with comparision?  Overcome it?  I’d love to hear from you!  Please feel free to share your heart below or here on my Facebook page

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Live Life Unscripted,

❤ Brittany

Fight for your VOICE! <3

 

We’re kicking it old school today.  You remember The Little Mermaid, right?  All those who were raised in the 90s or raised kids in the 90s said… YEAH!  🙂

Ariel had a problem.  She wasn’t satisfied.  She always wanted more.  Her gidgets and gadgets satisfied only for a short while, so she decided to make a bargain of a lifetime with an evil sea witch.image

She traded her voice for temporary satisfaction.  IF she could score true love’s kiss by sunset on the 3rd day, she was set.  Legs forever and no more fishy fins.  If not, then she was a fish out of water.  To be Ursula’s captive.  F.o.r.e.v.e.r.

Have you found yourself in a fishy situation?  Many times we are faced with a choice.  God’s way vs. our way.  What’s totally awesome is when these two intersect and become one.  When it’s detrimental is when we see God’s way as a hindrance to our way.

Don’t trade your voice for anything, sweet friend.  It’s not worth it.   You won’t be happy until you’re walking the path God has divinely prepared for you and doing the things He has created you to do. 

I unfortunately traded my “voice” back in high school for temporary pleasure.  I did what felt good and cared less about eh consequences.  Until I ruined my reputation.  And was called a hypocrite.  All because I wanted more and I didn’t know that more could really hurt me.

I pray you’re encouraged as you watch this brief video.  My heart has been burning with this message for days now. { If you’re reading this in an email, please click here. }

Do you remember a time when you felt your voice was at stake? 

Struggle to revive your influence? 

Lay it down at the feet of Jesus.  Practice surrender daily.  This walk with The Lord is a marathon, not a sprint.  And when you fall flat on your face, ask forgiveness and get back up.  Fight for your voice.  Fight to maintain your influence on others around you.  They’re watching you.  ❤

Live Life Unscripted,

❤ Brittany

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How will this be?

 You know how us women are. We’re about as good at thinking about things as we are at talking about them. We over think things. We think up one side and down the other. And then we think it through some more.

I’ve been thinking. And tonight my mind has wandered to Mary. Could you imagine the shock factor of an angel appearing to her and announcing her soon to be pregnancy? That she has favor with The Lord and He is going to send His Son Jesus into her womb to bake for 9 months, then be the Savior of the world. W.O.W. #mindblown

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Photo Credit – The Bible Series

Take a moment to dig into Luke 1:26-38. Her question to the angel makes me smile. “How will this be?” Isn’t that just like a woman? We hear the details, but we need all that extra juicy info. I love her.

Imagine with me those next few months. I imagine she had a lot of time to think. I believe she probably doubted herself. “Why me, Lord? Are you sure you picked the right girl?”

I think she had to have been pretty stoked too. “I can’t believe this! God chose me of all women to carry His Son?!”

I imagine there had to have been some fearful moments. Some astonished tears of joy when she felt those first few kicks from this living, breathing plan of God growing inside of her.

There’s nothing like watching the plan of God unfold in your life. There’s so many emotions. Such excitement! So overwhelming. But here was this young girl who had never been with a man who was about to be an incredibly big part of an amazing plan of redemption.

That’s a lot to think about.

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When the shepherds finally caught their breath and shared what the angels had told to them in the nearby fields, Mary got to thinking again. Everyone was amazed at the shepherds’ experience with the angels, but Mary treasured these things and pondered them in her heart (Luke 2:19).

How will this be?

A short time later, Jesus was to be presented in the temple. Simeon, a righteous and devout man, was filled with the Holy Spirit and shared with Mary and Joseph how his life was complete now laying His eyes on Jesus. He shared many things that were revealed to him, leaving them once again marveled. (Luke 2:21-35)

How will this be?

Fast forward 12 years later as the family of Jesus packs their bags, leaves the Feast of Passover and heads home, totally unaware their Son is missing.

You know, the drill. “Oh, aunt Rachel has him. No, uncle John took him. No, he went with cousin Anna….” Then sheer panic sets in and everyone is tearing the place apart to find the kid now hiding in the clothes racks.

In case you needed a reminder.. #thestruggleisreal

In case you needed a reminder.. #thestruggleisreal

After a 3 day search, they found him in the temple in Jerusalem sitting among teachers. Listening. Asking them questions. Mary replays the scene in her mind again. And again, she treasured all these things in her heart. (Like 2:41-51)

Did Mary know? Did she know all the things her Son would grow in The Lord and do? Did she fully comprehend the magnitude of what the angel of The Lord was telling her? Did she know the child she nursed and rocked to sleep would be the One to deliver and redeem the world?

We could sit and discuss this for hours. Mary, Did You Know is one of my absolute favorite Christmas songs. Partly because as a woman and a mom, I wonder those things. I wonder if she knew about the road ahead of her.

Her question to the angel comes alive for me, because I too have asked the same question. Sooooo many times.  Maybe, just maybe.. You’ve asked the same thing too.

How will this be?

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God had placed such an incredible, one-of-a-kind plan within her. One that only birth could release.

And He has done the same thing in our lives. Jeremiah 29:11 says He has a plan and purpose for our life. It says in Jeremiah 1:5 that before He formed us in our mother’s womb, He knew us.

The blueprint is already there. The plans have been drawn out. The question is – will we sit idly by waiting for the rest of the picture to surface or will we proceed with what we DO know?

Mary had an option. To either worry herself ragged with all the pieces that didn’t quite fit yet, or walk by faith trusting the Great I Am who carefully held it all together.

Time is short, my sweet friend. We need to make the most of it. This Christmas season, my prayer is that you walk boldly into the unknown. Trust God with everything within you and do what He had called you to do.

It doesn’t mean you’re going to hear an audible voice saying, “BEHOLD! Go now.. Your destiny awaits you!” Wouldn’t that be nice. But that wouldn’t require much faith now, would it?

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But if you are grounding yourself in the Word of God and spending time regularly in prayer, you will feel the Holy Spirit leading you. He will reveal it to you as the time is right. Little by little. And baby, treasure up all these things in your heart.

So before you ask, “How will this be?” Trust in The Lord and wait and see! Great things are coming!

I want to leave you with this awesome video today.  I can hardly contain myself watching this.  Be blessed this week!

Live Life Unscripted,

❤ Brittany

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Are you breathing?

If you’re reading this right now it means several things.

1 – You’re breathing. {Thank you, Captain Obvious.}

2 – Your heart is beating. {Captain Obvious strikes again.}

3 – You’re searching for something. {Pics of a friend’s newborn baby, keeping up with family that lives in another state, encouragement from a ministry you follow, something to make you laugh.. Searching..}

And last but not least,

4 – You are a living, breathing part of God’s plan TODAY. {*taps mic* Is this thing on? }

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There is a reason God allowed your eyes to open this morning when that dreaded alarm clock buzzed you right out of those warm, cozy blankets.

I don’t know who this is for this morning, but God isn’t finished with you yet. You may feel washed up, inadequate, used, frustrated, and completely poured out.

Go back to your knees, beautiful. That’s the ultimate source of our strength.

His strength is made perfect in our weakness. If we never experienced moments of weakness, we may never realize our desperate need of a Savior.

When you feel less than enough, Jesus Christ is more than enough. And He has a pretty amazing plan for your life. Don’t miss it!

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Whoever you are today, wherever you find yourself, rest in this precious scripture.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9

God’s not dead, y’all. And until you take your last breath, He isn’t finished with you. Embrace those moments of weakness and realize your need for a God who loves you. {Here’s a secret – Shhhh… He even loves walking with you through your mess.}


Do you feel discouraged today? I’d love to pray with you!

Live Life Unscripted,
❤ Brittany

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#purpose #godsnotdead #thriveon

Guest Penny Bartee – Day 2 of Perspective Changes Everything!

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I’d like to introduce to you someone who has made such a huge impact in my life. This woman has spent countless hours with me in prayer, laughed until we’ve cried and rejoiced as God has brought us to exciting new doors to walk through.

One thing is for sure – Penny is a mighty woman of prayer. She loves Jesus and you can see Him illuminating the room through her contagious smile.

Meeting this incredible woman of God, you wouldn’t have a clue of the road she’s walked down. But she’s ready to share her story and we’re praying it will set you free!

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Me: You’ve never had it easy, that’s for sure. How early did the abuse start?

Penny: From the time I was a small child, I recognized that my father could love other children, yet he was verbally abusive to us. He was so cruel to my mother when her she became ill and it cost him money at the doctor. He was a workaholic and a control freak. He would go as far as writing down the mileage of the car as he left for work so he knew if she went anywhere. My father would never let her befriend anyone at church. Looking back, I think he was scared she would disclose what was going on at home. He was a different man at church than at home. And he hid it well.

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Me: As if the emotional and physical trauma wasn’t enough already, the beautiful life you had growing inside of you would never make it to your arms. Do you wonder what she looks like?

Penny: All the time. After I gave birth to my second child, Jamie, I always wondered if my daughter was normal. I wonder if she knows she was adopted. I never spoke to anyone about being pregnant. No one knew for years I had even had a child. I honestly thought for once I would have someone to love me. Then my father had the baby taken away from me the moment she was born. I’ve wondered if she’s struggled with weight because I always have. I’ve prayed she didn’t struggle with that. Every time I babysat someone’s kid’s I have thought about her, especially if they were girls.

Me: You and your father had quite the strained relationship. Tell us about the day your world stood still.

Penny: My father hadn’t felt well for some time and had been to the doctor. They couldn’t find anything wrong with him. I think he felt guilty for being so angry with my mother being sick and that guilt triggered his suicide. He couldn’t handle the pain he felt or the guilt of how cruel he was to my mother when she was sick. After talking with my brother and I for hours, he walked to the back of the house and I heard a noise from the back room. He laughed and said he was putting his pistol away and it went off. A few moments later I heard it again and he had shot himself with a shotgun. He had 4 days by himself at home but waited until I got home to do this. It was the ultimate rejection from my earthly father from a man who was supposed to love and nurture me.

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Me: You remind me so much of Job. He was tested time and time again, yet remained faithful to The Lord. Even when he had lost his family and his friends were kicking him while he was down, he continued to trust in God. Do you find it hard trusting God, your Heavenly Father, when your natural father abused and abandoned you?

Penny: Yes. I went to church and heard Psalm 139 and read for myself that I was wonderfully made by God and that He loved me with an everlasting love, but it was hard to grasp that concept. I compared God to my earthly father. And every relationship I had with a man followed that grueling path of abuse. God in heaven is nothing like our earthly father. God never abuses us. He never abandons us. He will never stop loving us. The bible says nothing separates us from the love of God.

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Me: Jamie is such a sweetie. And he LOVES the ladies! You said the devil has really fought you hard as a mother. Tell us a little about that.

Penny: I had seizures the whole time I was pregnant and Jamie was born with brain damage. I believed God was punishing me by giving me a disabled child for my promiscuity and giving my first born child away. The devil spoon-fed me those lies for years. But now I know that’s a lie straight from the pits of hell.

Me: For those going through a difficult situation right now, what advice would you give them?

Penny: What the enemy means for your bad, God will turn it around for your good. God definitely has a way of birthing something so spectacular through our pain. We just have to hold on. God has a way of wrapping all of our mess up into a ministry to set others free – if we will just let him. We can’t effectively minister to others until we have been there ourselves. We always have a choice. We can either get bitter or better. We can’t blame God for the decisions we have made, because we will reap what we sow. But it’s not God’s fault. What takes place in our lives is not to destroy us. It’s to help mold and make us for what God has called us to do. Everyone has a story to tell but not everyone shares it. We have learned to mask it and walk through the doors of the church and feel utterly alone. Everyone is hurting. We have to get real with God about ourselves before we get real and transparent with others. Thankfully, God uses cracked vessels.

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A big thank you to Penny Bartee for sharing her story with us! We pray you realize you are not alone in your situation. Struggling with suicide, abuse and emotional trauma for years, she has overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the words of her testimony. Revelations 12:11

Is God asking you to speak up? Listen for His voice. He loves you so much!

Live Life Unscripted,
❤ Brittany

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Taking a little break <3

As many of you know, I’m on the craziest journey right now.  I’ve never experienced God’s favor and so many open doors in my life!  God opened the door for me to have my very first article published in a local newspaper, Gulf Coast Family, for the month of July.  They’ve just asked me to write another article for August!  I’m also finishing my book proposal for my very first devotional book for moms and working on pieces for peer critique for an upcoming writers conference.  We also stay very busy with our youth group since my husband is the youth pastor.  We’ve been fundraising for months now for our summer trip to Tennessee.  On top of both of us working second jobs.  We.  Are.  Insane.  lol

I’m so thankful, but quite frankly a bit overwhelmed.  That being said, my posts here will be slightly limited over the next week or two so that I can properly prepare for my upcoming conference and youth events.  Don’t worry, I’ll post pictures and share when I get back.  Please connect with me on Instagram & Twitter to stay connected with me!  I’ll be posting pictures from the conference!

I love each of you so much!  Please keep me in your prayers!  I’m praying for you!  🙂

 

xoxoxo

Live Life Unscripted,
❤ Brittany

 

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#GodisAwesome

My 1st published work!  Thank you SO  much Gulf Coast Family for giving me this honor! <3 #GodisAwesome

My 1st published work! Thank you SO much Gulf Coast Family for giving me this honor!

 

Can't believe mine is on the page right beside Focus on the Family!  Such an honor! #PraiseGod

Can’t believe mine is on the page right beside Focus on the Family! Such an honor! #PraiseGod

 

If you know me, you know being speechless is not a common struggle for me.  Well, sometimes God just completely blows you away and you’re left with your mouth gaping wide open.

My mind has been blown.  And before I could regain my composure, BOOM.  Mind blown.  Again.  And Again.  Is this normal for approaching age 26?  If so, someone should warn somebody.  Quick.

I can promise you, I’m no saint.  I’m not an honor roll graduate.  I’m a simple, small town girl who God has totally overwhelmed with His loving kindness.  I’m no different from you.  I’m a child of the King of kings and I take my relationship with my Savior seriously.  I’m obnoxious sometimes and I love big.

God birthed the love of writing in me at a very young age.  I’ve always loved it and frequently complimented on my knack for it.  I don’t say that to brag, please hear my heart past these squealing little shrieks coming from the inside.  My very first article was just published in a local newspaper called Gulf Coast Family and it stretches across Pinellas and Hillsborough County.  I’m not even sure how to spell my name today.  Or even if that matters at the moment.

Our.  God.  Is.  Good.  Even when we’ve royally screwed up our lives.  When we think we’ve reached the point of no return, God sneaks in a U-Turn sign and gives us another chance.  A brighter life.  An alternative.

“Come to me..”  He’s calling you.

This isn’t a long post today.  I am literally speechless.  I’m so grateful that God has smiled on me during this season in my life.  I have never in my life had so many open doors.  Hence the hashtag #GodisAwesome

I want to shout to the heavens and cry like a baby at the same time.  I can’t stop smiling.  I want to break out in a praise dance but God knows I can’t dance.  Maybe I’ll just go buy more Kleenex.  God has totally messed me up lately.  In a good way.  🙂

I just want to encourage you today, my sweet friend, pursue your dreams.  Don’t you dare give up.  You’ve come to far to turn back now.  Follow those desires and longings God placed in your heart.  Beth Moore said this past weekend at Living Proof Live that He has pre-wired us to fulfill the longings He has placed in our souls.  That our longings lie open before the Lord.

Let’s pause a moment.  What are you longing for today?  What makes your heart swell within you?  Could it be that your heart beats wildly at the hope of fulfilling what God has pre-wired you to accomplish on this earth?

I challenge you today to find something awesome God has done or is currently doing in your life.  He so deserves our praise and adoration.  Because regardless of how we feel some days, our God really, really, really is AWESOME!

Share below what God is doing or has done in your life!  I’d love to hear from you!

Live Life Unscripted,

❤ Brittany

Twitter & Instagram: @lifeunscripted5

P.S.  Join Kaitlyn Aaron and I on our joined Instagram @ThePursuitProject for daily inspiration from an incredible teenage girl who is starting her speaking career and me, a messy wife and mom of two little spunk muffins.  We’d love to share life with you as we passionately pursue our loving Savior, Jesus Christ!  We’d love to connect with you!  Lots of awesome things going on!  ❤

Love my little sis in Christ!

Can you hear me now?

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The cold shoulder is the worst. Especially when you have no idea why the other person refuses to utter even the slightest grunt in your direction.

There’s no long intro here. Let’s cut straight to the chase. Sometimes we struggle hearing from God. It’s like the phone line has been cut and the dial tone is long gone.

Questions. Frustration. Anxiety. Fear. And the giant 3 letter word: WHY?

One thing we will never understand is why things happen the way they do. We can ask the world renowned counselors, seek godly wisdom, and pray until we’re blue in the face but still we can hear a pin drop. Silence.

For years we have asked God to show us His will for our life. For years we have gone running through any door that appeared to have a light shining under the door. And we’ve hit a dead end. Abruptly.

It’s taken several years of pain and frustration, but I’ve learned that God doesn’t show us what He has for us all at once. He gives us one key at a time. One opportunity. One divine connection. Our faith begins to grow and we mature in Christ. Then the next door is opened. And the next.

I read something on Facebook a while back. I don’t recall who posted it but it said, “If God hasn’t opened the door, have faith in the hallway.” Could it be that the waiting is a test of how much we want it and how much we trust God? Could it be we have more growing to do before God can open the next door for us? He wants us to be ripe in our season and succeed in what He’s called us to do.

This life of faith isn’t an overnight process. It takes time. And being faithful even when it requires waiting outside the door. Remember, God’s silence does not declare His absence. Whatever season you’re in, be patient and remain faithful. Stay in the Word of God and around like-minded people of faith. I’m praying for you!

I’d love to hear from you! Are you in this season of waiting? Have you recently come out of this season? Comment below!

Live Life Unscripted,
❤️Brittany

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