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Hi! I'm Emily. I'm a 21 year old student athlete trying to balance my PR & Journalism degrees while playing college softball. My posts are situations & topics that matter to me & those around me. All opinions are my own.
One thing we can always do more is pray, we all know this, but a lot of the time it's hard. It can be especially hard when we feel alone and as though we have no control over our life. These feelings seem to coincide with each other and this is when we may begin to blame God for our misfortunes in life. Why have your past relationships not worked? Why doesn't your crush give you the time of day? Why does God seem to be hiding the person you're meant to spend the rest of your life with?? It is so important to always be praying for your future spouse. By regularly praying for your future spouse you have already started to love and care for them, even without knowledge of who they are. Pray that they are continuing to find and strengthen their relationship with the Lord. Pray that they stay strong in their faith and that they are able turn down earthly temptations. Pray for any and everything you can think of. In times of heartbreak it is even more important to understand that God is on your side, He is not punishing you by way of a break up. And when relationships end, we should not become hateful for our ex partners, rather we should remain loving, as we were in the relationship. The best way to show this love is through prayer. If this is a person you truly loved and cared for then why wouldn't you want the best for their life? It is a good habit to include our ex partners and their future spouses in prayer. Sometimes, actually most times, it might not be easy, you may feel angry and and envious, but that is when prayer is needed the most. By making this a habit, you will notice the pain and envy begin to disappear and you will just be left with compassion for those you pray for. You may regret a lot of things in life, but one thing I can promise you will never regret is prayer.
“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” – Ephesians 4:2-3
As final's week ends college students all over pack up their lives and get ready to move back home for a month. First-year students make sure to book the first flight out after their last final. They can't wait to come home to all of their friends, family, and most important, dogs. You really did it! You finished your first semester of college, how responsible and grown up of you. Christmas day the red carpet is unrolled as all of your family members congratulate you on this huge accomplishment, you rule the world! Eventually, the excitement of the holidays ware off and you realize you have at least 7 more semesters to go, crap. Well, at least you have all of those life long friends from high school to call up. Except things are different, these are still your friends but they've changed and so have you. You realize that you're closer in a new and different way with the friends you've made in the last 3 months. Don't get me wrong, there's still one or two high school buddies you will probably end up having in your wedding, but the rest might not even receive invitations. And what about the high school "love of your life" you so tragically lost after choosing separate colleges? Maybe you can rekindle your love this holiday season but chances are, that won't go the way you hope, chances are your whole winter break didn't go the way you hoped it would. But then you remember, YOU'RE IN COLLEGE, and you're having the time of your life!! You're surrounded by good looking people and you can take your pick! The people who matter are there for you and always have been, and in your short time at school, you've found a couple more of them. Home and the people there are great, but you are now lucky enough to have a second home and you're making it your own. So now you're packing up to head back to school with the same excitement you had a month earlier, with just a little more insight and excitement for the future and an even greater appreciation for home and the people who make it home, wherever that might be.