Chelsea Crockett

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He’s in the Waiting

“And so it was that he, having waited long and endured patiently, realized and obtained what God had promised.” Hebrews 6:15 Abraham and his wife Sarah waited a good long…

“And so it was that he, having waited long and endured patiently, realized and obtained what God had promised.” Hebrews 6:15

Abraham and his wife Sarah waited a good long time for their prayers for a child to be answered. I think we could all take a lesson in patience from those two.

Waiting for important emails, waiting for packages, waiting for the perfect job, perfect house, perfect partner, waiting for answers. The phrase “patiently waiting” seems like an impossible task. Life is full of waiting, so we might as well learn to wait well. Waiting allows us to look forward to the good things that are in store, and it is preparing you for what is to come. I think all of us could learn a few things about how to wait.

  1. Be practical: Use your waiting wisely! Keep your mind busy and it will make the time fly by. I know how it feels to feel paralyzed by nerves, worried and waiting to hear back about something life-changing. Don’t let your waiting make you distracted – let it motivate you to get things done! Keep your brain distracted and your hands busy. Volunteer in the community. Clean out your car and closet. Go to lunch with a friend you haven’t seen in a while.
  2. Be spiritual: Spiritually invest in both yourself and in others during this time. Trust that the Lord knows the perfect time table and you do not. Use these times of waiting to dive deeper into His word. Journal, pray, read, and use your time alone with Him to find meaning in the waiting. His timing is perfect.
  3. Be invested: Live in the moment. Enjoy the season of life that you are in. Are you at a job you don’t like and waiting to see if you were picked for the new job you applied for? Invest yourself in your current job. Do your very best and enjoy the little things that you will miss when you leave. Don’t miss the joys of life that are happening right in front of you, and don’t forget to enjoy today by worrying about tomorrow.
  4. Be advised: Find someone who has been in your shoes. They can help walk you through the waiting. Find ways to grow and be mentored and advised in whatever is to come. Having someone who has been there and who can relate can be such a relief. They can show you that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Enjoy every step and every stage of the waiting. God is using this time to equip you for what is to come and is writing your story. Find Him in the waiting.

Chels

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Life Lessons from Colossians 3:2

“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” Colossians 3:2 drops a big reality bomb on us. Earthly things take up most of our time, whether it be…

“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” Colossians 3:2 drops a big reality bomb on us. Earthly things take up most of our

time, whether it be our jobs, our entertainment, our friends, or or fun. It can be hard to set our minds on Jesus and His calling for our lives when we are so distracted with what this world has to offer.
That is why God gave us verses like this one, to remind us of where our thoughts and goals should be focused. Setting our sights on what God has planned for our lives can be a big leap of faith. It isn’t always the easiest road. We are so tempted to pursue our earthly wants and desires, when what God has in store for us is even greater than what this earth can offer us. We just have to listen to Him and seek His wisdom. This takes patience! Our timing is not always God’s timing.

When we set our sights on what God has planned for us instead of what this world says we should seek, we will live lives full of fulfillment and joy.

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons from Proverbs 16:24

Proverbs 16:24 says “Gracious words are like honey. Sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.” What does it mean to be gracious? To me, I think that it…

Proverbs 16:24 says “Gracious words are like honey. Sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.”

What does it mean to be gracious? To me, I think that it means being a forgiving person. It means that you treat others how they should be treated, not how you necessarily want to treat them. It means believing the best in people, and being kind. Using gracious words means being gentile and kind with how you speak to people. It means building others up and taking the high road. God’s word tells us that when we use gracious words, they are actually good for us. They are mentally and spiritually healthy. You are more joyful and happy when you show others grace instead of holding on to grudges and hard feelings.

Next time you are in a difficult situation, remember to be gracious in the way you handle it, because it is better for you and for those around you in the end.

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons from Isaiah 58:22

Isaiah 58:22 says “Where God guides, He provides.” This verse, to me, is comforting because of all of the changes that have happened in the last year. If you recently went…

Isaiah 58:22 says “Where God guides, He provides.” This verse, to me, is comforting because of all of the changes that have happened in the last year. If you recently went away to college, moved out, moved away, or started a new job then I think this verse is for you.

Where God guides, He provides. Wherever he takes your path, and wherever he sends you, He will provide. If it is halfway across the country or just a few minutes away, wherever you go He will not let you down. It can be scary moving out and moving away from the familiar, from your family and friends, and it can be nerve wracking being in a new place without these people. But, God will provide you new friends that feel like family, and he will provide you with the strength you need to feel like you belong and are successful. He wouldn’t guide you to a new place if He didn’t know you would flourish. He always wants what is best for you because He is your father! Whatever you need, He will provide it for you, all you have to do is pray to Him and ask for it. It might not come right away, but God always has a plan and His timing is perfect.

Be comforted in knowing that wherever you go, God will provide!

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons from Psalm 73:26

When all else fails, God doesn’t. That’s what Psalm 73:26 tells us. “My flesh may fail, but God is the strength of my heart; He is mine forever” It is…

When all else fails, God doesn’t. That’s what Psalm 73:26 tells us. “My flesh may fail, but God is the strength of my heart; He is mine forever”

It is inevitable. People will fail you. They will disappoint you. Your body will get sick and your mind will make you doubt yourself. This life is tough! But that’s why God gave us the Bible, so that we can read it and be encouraged. He reminds us that when all else fails, when we are discouraged and feel helpless, God won’t fail us. He is our strength. He is with us forever. How awesome is that? We will fail a lot in this life. What’s important is that we put our Faith and Trust in God because He will never fail.

Don’t let your failures define you, because the one that made you never makes mistakes. You are the way you are because He made you that way! You are perfect in His sight.

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons from 1 Peter 3:4

1 Peter says “Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.” Translation? True beauty begins…

1 Peter says “Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.” Translation? True beauty begins on the inside.

Your beauty comes from the way you treat others. It comes from your words and actions. It comes from the gentleness of your spirit and thetu kindness of your heart. This beauty shines through and makes an impression on people! We all know someone who is absolutely gorgeous on the outside but has a less-than-pretty personality. Their heart tarnishes their good looks. Your inner beauty is what God values, and I guarantee you that the people around you value it as well. We need to remember to spend time making our hearts beautiful. Be an example for others on how to treat one another and how to show love. I try and read my bible and read books for advice on how to make my inner beauty shine. I think it is so important for us to always be striving to be better people and better Christians.

Remember, true beauty begins on the inside.

XOXO, Chels

 

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Life Lessons From Philippians 4:6

When crisis hits, what is your first reaction? Is it panic? Anger? Mine is worry. I worry about what is going to happen next and what the future holds. When…

When crisis hits, what is your first reaction? Is it panic? Anger? Mine is worry. I worry about what is going to happen next and what the future holds. When my worries start to get the best of me, I remember Philippians 4:6.

Philippians 4:6 says “Don’t worry about anything: Instead pray about everything.” What good can worrying do? It can only make you worry more. Instead of wasting time, energy and emotion worrying, pray about it! God promises to hear your prayers, plus letting it go and letting God handle it takes a huge weight off of your chest. It is amazing what amazing things God can do in your life when you just let go and pray.

I have started keeping a prayer journal and writing my daily prayers in it. It is a great way to look back and see how God worked in your life through your prayers! Remember, don’t worry about anything, instead pray about everything. Turn your worries into prayers!

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons from Job 18:11

Job 18:11 says “Having hope will give you courage.” In this next season in my life, and a lot of your lives if you are starting college soon, we will…

Job 18:11 says “Having hope will give you courage.” In this next season in my life, and a lot of your lives if you are starting college soon, we

will need a lot of courage.

Courage to defend our Faith, courage to do life how we know we should, not how society says we should, and courage to step out in the adventure that is college. When Job says that having hope will give you courage, I think this means a few things. I think that first, this means having hope in Jesus and His promise to guide your life and bless you in ways you cannot imagine. And two, I think this means that you need to have hope in the tough times and in the times when it is hard to find hope. Hope will give you courage to move forward.

So, have hope, even in the hard times, because that will give you courage. The world needs more courageous women like you!

XOXO,Chels

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Life Lessons from Isaiah 60:22

Isaiah 60:22 says “When the time is right, I, The Lord, will make it happen.” God doesn’t make things happen on our time. They happen on HIS. You may be…

Isaiah 60:22 says “When the time is right, I, The Lord, will make it happen.”

God doesn’t make things happen on our time. They happen on HIS. You may be in a stage of life where you are waiting on something big to happen or are waiting on answers. God’s timing is always perfect timing. It might not seem like it now, but good things come to those who wait. Waiting is hard! It can seem like God has forgotten about us or thinks we are unimportant. That is the opposite of the truth. God loves us so much. He knows all of the hairs on our head! He knows absolutely everything about us. That means he knows what is best for us. His ways are better than ours! Find comfort in that. When you feel like nothing is happening for you in your life, just know that God has a plan, and His plans are better than anything we could ever dream up for ourselves. In the future, you will be able to look back at what happened and what God did and see that it was true, He took care of you and everything turned out all right.

 

Let go and let God.

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons from Proverbs 16:9

Recently in my quiet time with God I ran across a verse that really touched my heart. The verse is Proverbs 16:9 and it says “People can plan what they…

Recently in my quiet time with God I ran across a verse that really touched my heart. The verse is Proverbs 16:9 and it says “People can plan what they want to do, but it is the Lord who guides their steps.” Let me tell you why this verse struck a cord with me.

I like to plan things out. I know i’m not the only one out there who likes to have a plan before going into anything, and likes to know what she has to do next. I like planning life out! It makes me feel in control. You know what the problem with that is? It is that I am not the one that is in control, GOD is. No matter how many life plans I make, or how hard I try to plan for the future and plan my future out, God is the one who has the ultimate say in how my life goes. I can plan all I want! I can take a piece of paper and write down what I want my life to look like in 5 years and make all the plans my heart desires. But it is God who determines your steps, and where life takes you. Pray to Him about your desires for your life. If they are His desires for you, too, He will see them through! He will guide your steps and will take your life down the path that He desires. That is such a comfort to me, because it lets me know that I do not need to worry about how my life will go, I just need to trust in God and seek Him and he will lead me where He wants me.

I pray that you trust God with your future as well. He can do such amazing things in your life if you invite Him in!

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons from 1 John 3:18

“Let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” I love this verse from 1 John 3:18. It speaks about how we should love others….

“Let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” I love this verse from 1 John 3:18. It speaks about how we should love others.

How do you express love to others? Do you tell them or do you show them? As the old saying goes, actions speak louder than words, and that is exactly what this verse explains. Your actions and how you show people you love and care about them express a lot more than the words you say. Showing someone you love them may mean sacrificing your time to be with them. It may mean helping them out with something or going somewhere to support them. Showing others we love them is so important because it helps us build a relationship with them. I know I feel loved when my family and friends come to events that I am performing or speaking at, or when I am having a bad day and they come hang out with me.

So, let’s all try our best to show love to others with our actions, because there is no better way to show them you care.

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons from Psalm 139:5

In preparation for going back to college, I have been looking up encouraging Bible verses to prepare both my heart and my mind for the big life change. There are…

In preparation for going back to college, I have been looking up encouraging Bible verses to prepare both my heart and my mind for the big life change. There are a lot of things I am nervous about, from making friends to succeeding in my classes. One verse that has calmed my anxious heart is Psalm 139:5, which says “You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head.”

To me, this verse says that there is no need to worry about the future. God has gone before you and prepared the way for you. He already knows your future and what it holds, so there is no reason for YOU to worry about it. He has looked into the future and has seen the trials you will have, and he is preparing you for them right now. He places his hand of blessing on your head, which is a comfort to know. He has blessed you greatly and will continue to do so! Not only does God go before you, but He also follows you wherever you go. You are not alone, He is with you! When you feel nervous or anxious, just remember that whatever you are going through is in God’s plan.

God has blessed you in so many ways! Have comfort in knowing that he has gone before you and prepared a way for you!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Life Lessons From Colossians 3:23

Colossians 3:23 says “Whatever you do, do it with all of your heart as doing it for the Lord, not for man.” What does this verse tell you? How can…

Colossians 3:23 says “Whatever you do, do it with all of your heart as doing it for the Lord, not for man.” What does this verse tell you? How can you apply it to your everyday life? I have a few ideas. Let’s break the verse down.

“Whatever you do, do it with all of your heart…” This line tells me to not just do something for the sake of doing it, or not just doing something to get it done and check it off of a list. It tells me that whatever I do, I need to do my best at it and give it my best effort. I need to put my heart into it. “…as doing it for the Lord, not for man.” To me, this says that your aim should be to please God, not man (or woman). You should do things because God wants you to, not because people want you to. You need to treat every situation with great care and do it to your best ability as if you were doing it for the Lord, not for another person. When you start to do this, people will notice there is something different about you and the way you treat others and act. What a great way to witness to others! Your actions speak so loudly about what is in your heart.

What does this verse say to you? Do you feel it says something else? Comment below and share your thoughts!

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons From Isaiah 66:9

Isaiah 66:9 says “I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born, says the Lord.” This verse really spoke to me. It told me that in this…

Isaiah 66:9 says “I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born, says the Lord.”

This verse really spoke to me. It told me that in this life, God will allow pain in our lives, but it won’t last forever, and after the pain is over you will have something brand new. You will have something better than what you had before. This means that in the end, when the pain is over, He will give you something new to look forward to or replace the thing that caused you pain with something even more fulfilling. Your pain won’t last forever. Even though there are moments of pain, there will be better days.

There will be something new to replace the pain. Stay strong through the hard times and look forward to the “something new”!

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons From Psalm 139:5

During this season of life, I have been looking up encouraging Bible verses to prepare both my heart and my mind for the trials and hard times. One verse that…

During this season of life, I have been looking up encouraging Bible verses to prepare both my heart and my mind for the trials and hard times. One verse that has calmed my anxious heart is Psalm 139:5, which says “ You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head.”

To me, this verse says that there is no need to worry about the future. God has gone before you and prepared the way for you. He already knows your future and what it holds, so there is no reason for YOU to fret about it. He has looked into the future and has seen the trials you will have, and he is preparing you for them right now. He places his hand of blessing on your head, which is a comfort to know. He has blessed you greatly and will continue to do so! Not only does God go before you, but He also follows you wherever you go. You are not alone, He is with you! When you feel nervous or anxious, just remember that whatever you are going through is in God’s plan.

God has blessed you in so many ways! Have comfort in knowing that he has gone before you and prepared a way for you!

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons from Psalm 23:4

Psalm 23:4 says “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me.” It is easy to get…

Psalm 23:4 says “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me.” It is easy to get caught up in fear.

It is much easier to give into the feelings of fear instead of standing our ground. Even though we walk through dark times, times of sadness and anxiety, we don’t have to fear because God is with us. When I am feeling particularly fearful, I stop and pray and ask God to calm my heart. I ask Him to remind me that He has everything under control, and that I don’t need to fear because He is right beside me. I cannot tell you how relieving it is to remember that God has got it all figured out, and I just need to let Him do His thing.

In times of fear or uncertianty, just remember who is behind fear and who is the author of peace!

XOXO, Chels

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