Chelsea Crockett

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F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

We all desire good friends. Positive people to do life with, lean on, and walk alongside throughout this life is something God has always intended for us. Even God had…

We all desire good friends. Positive people to do life with, lean on, and walk alongside throughout this life is something God has always intended for us. Even God had his disciples that cared, prayed, and looked out for one another.

Good friends are hard to find. Growing up, I found it hard to realize if someone’s intentions were what I was looking for in a friend or not. I recently saw a post on Pinterest that had an acronym for the word “friends,” listing seven different attributes you should be looking for in true, godly friendships!

Forgiving

We all make mistakes from time to time, no matter how perfect we try to be. The Bible calls us to be forgiving toward one another, no matter how many times we mess up.

Ephesians 4:32 says, “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”Forgiveness is important in every relationship and is crucial to making a friendship work. We all fall short and disappoint each other at times, but the key to moving forward is true, genuine forgiveness.

Respectful

Being a good friend means being respectful of each other’s’ time, space, privacy, etc. Everyone needs alone time to recharge, some moreso than others. If your friends are making you feel bad or guilty for not spending enough time with them, not sharing enough information about your life with them, etc., then maybe you need to talk to them about what you need from them as a friend!

Involved

A good friend is involved in your life and wants to be there for you, even through the hard times. Are your friends curious about your life and what’s next for you? Or do they let you deal with things on your own, without making sure you’re okay with whatever it may be? You want friends to be involved in your life, and vice versa!

Encouraging

1 Thessalonians 5:11 says, “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”

I think as human beings, we draw toward the people who are encouraging, kindhearted, and supportive. The friends you have in your life should be encouraging you to reach your fullest potential and pushing you to be the most genuine version of yourself.

Nurturing

Whether we admit it or not, we all like to be cared for. A nurturing friend makes sure we’re okay after a rough day, after a breakup, after a failed test… We all need to be checked on every once in a while. Notice the people that ask if you’re okay when you feel a little off. We should be doing the same when we notice this about our friends, too.

Dedicated

Being a dedicated friend means sticking with each other through an argument, a bad day, a rough season of life… Would your current friends be by your side through anything and everything? Dedication is needed in any relationship, but having committed friends through the best and worst times of your life is so important! 

Supportive

 Lastly, having supportive friends to encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone and be yourself is one of the best feelings in the world. Every relationship needs support and encouragement to push you to do what you think is best for yourself!

These are only a few of the many attributes a good friend should have. God designed friendship to be each one of these things I mentioned above. I hope your friends are genuine companions to do life with and lift you up, just as God intended them to be!

– Chelsea

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For the Girl Seeking Fellowship

Fellowship is so important in our walk with the Lord. It gives us a group of people to do life with and lean on when we need to. Being a…

Fellowship is so important in our walk with the Lord. It gives us a group of people to do life with and lean on when we need to. Being a young girl, it’s easy to lose yourself in the crowd. If you’re anything like me, you like to feel accepted, welcomed, and loved by the people around you. I mean, who doesn’t?

Everyone throughout their lives seeks fellowship, especially as a Christ follower. Having good, like-minded people to surround yourself with and encourage you to be the best version of yourself is something everyone desires.

For the girl seeking true, genuine fellowship, you’re probably wondering where to find it. God gives us little pieces of advice throughout the Bible to guide us in the direction of fellowship.

John 15:12-13 says, “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

Look for the people that display God’s love through themselves. These people will stand out and display the light of God in both their words and actions. Take note of when you notice this in others! These are the people you want to stick around.

Hebrews 10:24-25 says, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

Are the current people in your life spurring you on? If you’re unfamiliar with this term, it means to encourage, urge, and guide someone toward God. Are your friends pushing you to be Christ-like and pursuing God in all areas of your life? Or are they tugging you the other way, encouraging you to be more like the world?

Now you may be thinking, where do I go from here?

I know for me, church has always been the place for me to find my people. Even at school, I joined the clubs and organizations that I knew had similar values and desires as me.

I encourage you to find your church home. I understand wanting to experience different churches and see which place God leads you to, but picking a place to call your home is even more important. This commitment gives you a place to build relationships and invest your time in which will eventually result in the fellowship you’re looking for.

Have you also spent time in prayer over your desire for true fellowship?  The Bible says in 1 John 5:14, “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.”

Talk to God about the things you’re longing for, whether that be fellowship or something else. God wants to answer our requests and wants us to talk to him about our concerns. Have a conversation with God and ask him to guide you!

Fellowship is one of the most amazing parts of being a Christ follower. You get to do life alongside people with similar values, mindsets, ways of life, etc. Find these people, and stick with them! 🙂

– Chels

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“Admire Someone Else’s Beauty Without Questioning Your Own”

  Have you ever looked at someone and immediately compared yourself to them? My guess is that almost everyone has done this, and done it many times. You look at…

 

Have you ever looked at someone and immediately compared yourself to them? My guess is that almost everyone has done this, and done it many times. You look at them and think “I wish I was as skinny as her” or “I wish I had clothes as nice as hers.” I saw a quote online the other day that really hit home with me on this subject. It said “Admire someone else’s beauty without questioning your own.”beauty

What does that quote say to me? It says that you should be able to look at someone and think “Wow. She is beautiful. She dresses so nice and has such a great personality!” without immediately thinking “Am I as pretty as her? Do people think that I have a great personality and dress nice?” As girls we can be so critical of ourselves. We feel pressure to look great, dress nice, and be “put-together” all the time. Everyone is beautiful, and they are beautiful in their own way. Us girls need to be supportive of each other and compliment and admire each other’s beauty without comparing it to our own. We are all so beautifully different!

I challenge you to admire other people’s beauty without doubting or questioning your own. Being confident in yourself is one of the best things you can be!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

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Following Your Dreams

Following your dreams is easier said than done.  Between work, school, and family, following that crazy dream of yours may not sound ideal.  Although it may be tough at first,…

Following your dreams is easier said than done.  Between work, school, and family, following that crazy dream of yours may not sound ideal.  Although it may be tough at first, the only way to truly find yourself and do what makes you happy is to follow your dreams!Chelsea Crockett- nyx face awards

If you would have told me 3 years ago that I would have my own successful YouTube channel, be featured in Seventeen magazine, and get to travel the world I would think you were losing it!  By the age of 16 I was able to accomplish all of this by doing what I truly loved and had a passion for.  When you have a deep desire for something, you will work hard enough until you accomplish it.  It’s that special drive and passion that fuels people to follow their dreams.  Once you start to follow those dreams, you will realize that you have found yourself and that you are happy…really happy.  It’s important to start slow and not all at once.  If you want to be an actress, then start taking acting classes.  If you want to be a chef, then go to culinary school.  If you want to be a YouTube beauty guru, then start your own channel!  If you can dream it, then you can achieve it!

To all my Insiders: remember, anything is possible!  I’m rooting for you!

Love,

Chelsea

 

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