By: Gabriela Yareliz
Hello my fellow Monday survivors.
I hope those of you on spring break are having a blast. Yesterday, I walked through hail. So, as you can see, winter has not loosened its grip on NYC.
March has begun. Some of us soon-to-be-graduates are feeling giddy, distressed, nervous, heartbroken, empowered and definitely busy. I don’t know why, but when a new phase of life approaches, I guess it’s the human tendency to start a bunch of self-improvement projects. We start fixing our hair different, adopt a new makeup and fitness routine, etc. It’s all about making sure we look good and like presentable adults when we are finally released from the expensive prison that is legal education. I am just so grateful that even from one month to another we grow in maturity and life discoveries.
I was listening to Dr. Tony Evans’ final message in the “Believe” series, and he was talking about how sometimes we think God is late. He made reference to the story of Lazarus. He then drew a parallel. When one goes to a fast-food joint through the drive-through, if you ask for something more specialized or picky than the average thing on the menu, they will often instruct you to park in a designated parking spot and ask you to wait while they get your order how you want it, and they bring it out to you.
Dr. Evans said, the same thing happens in life. Oftentimes, when we think God is late, He is not. He is simply getting what is meant for you just right, for you. He is also getting us ready to receive that special order. So, if you are waiting on something, don’t lose hope or get too discouraged. Faith requires action. God wants to see us start the sentence so He can finish it.
I hope this week is powerful for you. I hope you feel encouraged, warm, and walking in a good direction. March madness begins. It’s on!
“I loved to sleep with the window open. Rainy nights were the best of all: I would open the window and put my head on the pillow and close my eyes and feel the wind on my face and listen to the trees sway and creak.” Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane
“[…] howbeit our God turned the curse into a blessing.” Nehemiah 13:2
“My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.” Rumi
“But first, remember, remember the signs. Say them to yourself when you wake in the morning and when you lie down at night, and when you wake up in the middle of the night. And whatever strange things may happen to you, let nothing turn your mind from following the signs.” C.S. Lewis, The Silver Chair
“Their prison is only in their own minds, yet they are in that prison; and so afraid of being taken in that they cannot be taken out.” C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle
“The only place we need to see before we die is this place of seeing God, here and now.” Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts
“People grow when they are loved well. If you want to help others heal, love them without an agenda.” Mike McHargue
“One day, you’ll see that the person who decided to jump ship was never the one who put the wind in your sails; you will always be able to explore the world outside of them.” T.B. LaBerge// Things I’m Still Learning at 25
“Of one thing I am perfectly sure: God’s story never ends with ‘ashes.'” Elisabeth Elliot
“Poetry doesn’t have to rhyme, it just has to touch someone where your hands couldn’t.” Rudy Akbarian
“She reads. She reads. She reads words of splendor to comfort her soul.” Leila Hussein
Find the words that comfort your soul. Find peace that surpasses all understanding. Have a beautiful week.
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