Chelsea Crockett

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“God, I Can’t but You Can”

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13 There have been so many times throughout my life where I’ve ignored the verse above. Thoughts of…

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13

There have been so many times throughout my life where I’ve ignored the verse above. Thoughts of doubt and frustration have too often stopped me from carrying out God’s plan for my life.

It’s easy to forget how powerful we really are as a member of God’s kingdom. Maybe you’ve passed up a great opportunity in the past, or let anxiety stop you from doing something God wanted you to do. We’ve all been there, but it’s time we start replacing thoughts of doubt and confusion with six simple words: “God, I can’t but you can.”

These six words can make a world of difference, not only in your work, school, or home life but in your relationship with God, too. When we let our walls down and finally admit that we can’t do this alone, God is right there, ready to take over.

When we wave our white flag and get rid of our prideful mindsets, God will start to work in ways we never even knew were possible. It’s a humbling process that we have to experience in order to give ourselves fully to God.

1 Peter 5:6-7 always gives me the reality check I need when I think I don’t need God’s help. It says, “Humble yourselves, then, under God’s mighty hand, so that he will lift you up in his own good time. Leave all your worries with him, because he cares for you.

When I have thoughts of pride and independence, I immediately feel embarrassed and guilty and think of this passage from 1 Peter. God’s love is so incomprehensible that we take advantage of it. We compare it to worldly love that so easily withers and fades.

You may feel a weight on your shoulders to perform a certain way or succeed in all that you do. Maybe you start a new job next week and are rehearsing exactly what you’ll say and do down to the hour, minute, second… This is when you surrender to God and humbly acknowledge that you can’t do this alone.

We are God’s precious children, and he wants us to ask for his help. Once we accept the fact that we simply can’t do this life on our own, we allow him to work in ways we never even thought were possible!

I urge you to surrender to God every morning before you even get out of bed. Write down a prayer in your phone, journal, notes, etc., to pray when you want God to know he’s in control.  Let Him in the driver’s seat because through Him, anything is possible!

Sometimes you just have to pray and say “God, I can’t but you can.” These six simple words can move mountains and allow God take over the reins on your life. This phrase is the perfect start to full devotion to God and a faith that cannot be shaken!

– Chelsea

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Single and Happy

Who says you have to have a boyfriend to make you happy? So many girls find their self-worth and happiness through the guys they date. I want to tell you…

Who says you have to have a boyfriend to make you happy? So many girls find their self-worth and happiness through the guys they date. I want to tell you that the single life is a GOOD life! Just because you don’t have a boy toy doesn’t mean you aren’t pretty or likeable, it just means God has bigger plans for you! Here are a few ways to be happily single.

  1. Enjoy your independence: When you have a boyfriend you aren’t just thinking of yourself anymore because your actions impact both of you. When you are single, you have so much freedom! Want to go out with friends Friday night? DO it! You won’t have a boyfriend competing for your attention! Enjoy this time with your girlfriends, because before long you will all be going off to college and growing apart as you grow up.FullSizeRender (8)
  2. Figure YOU out: These teenage years are crucial for us teenage girls! These are the years where we are figuring out who we are and what we are all about. Sometimes having a boyfriend can cause us to put our thoughts/feelings on the back burner and focus more on his. Be confident and sure of yourself and who you are!
  3. Trust God’s timing: I don’t stress about being single because I know that it is just God preparing the perfect guy for me. Plus, he is preparing ME for the perfect guy! You may feel ready to meet your prince charming, but God may have other plans. Don’t stress, just enjoy life where God has you. The perfect guy will come along when you least expect it. 

So, if you are single, just enjoy it! I know I do!

XOXO, Chels

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