"Embrace Your Life" {Guest Post by Nela}

Hey guys! :) Before I begin, I want to thank Madeline for letting me guest post here.  
Hope everything goes well on your mission trip!
Okie-dokey let's get started. ;) 


Whether we like it or not, we sometimes find ourselves comparing our lives with someone else's.

"I wish I have the same metabolism as Kendra's."

"Why can't I travel more often like Sarah does?"

"I wish I had a boyfriend in my life."

"Why can't I have a more funny personality?"

Comparing our  lives with other people does you no good. It lowers your self-esteem, your confidence and your faith in God. What you're basically telling God is that you're not happy with what you already have in life. You want more...
but sometimes we don't always get what we want.

I had to learn that the hard way because I wasn't feeling content in God for what I already had in my life. One day, I came across an interview and stumbled across a particular answer. Once I read it, I knew it was something that I needed to read.
And I'll share that answer below near the bottom of this post, but before I do let me share with you with my own words what it means to "embrace your life".

We may not always be happy with our lives, but we need to know that God has a plan. He put you where you are for a reason. (Jeremiah 29:11) A reason you may not know now, but in time you will. :) We need to learn to embrace the life that the Lord has blessed us with. Otherwise we could be missing out on something that the Lord intended for here and now.
 So let go of the bitterness and anger, and take hold of the peace and joy that will come to you in time, when you place your hope and trust in God. 
And that is something that you will never, ever, regret doing. :)

"Embrace the life that God has given you. You might not be living the life you dreamed of but what God has planned is so much better. If you spend your time dreaming about “the land of if only” you might miss out on what God has for you in the here and now. Let the LORD use you where he has you." ~ Katie (Mexican Wildflower)

(images are from Pinterest)


Hi there! My name is Marianela (Nela for short) and I blog over at "Beloved Star" and Nel's Home Cooking. Some of my passions in life are photography, cooking, baking, reading, writing, martial arts, and blogging. I am a sinner saved by the grace of God, without Him I don't know where I'll be. 
So drop by for a visit sometime. I would love to meet you. :)


Fare thee well!

Hello folks!
I'm leaving tomorrow to go on a week-long mission trip to West Virginia, but while I'm gone you will get to hear from Nela from Beloved Star! Thank you Nela!
I will be posting on here when I get back, so be good! :)



A Lovely Part of Scripture

Come, let us return to the Lord;
    for he has torn us, that he may heal us;
    he has struck us down, and he will bind us up.
After two days he will revive us;
    on the third day he will raise us up,
    that we may live before him.
Let us know; let us press on to know the Lord;
     his going out is sure as the dawn;
he will come to us as the showers,     

as the spring rains that water the earth.

-Hosea 6:1-3

Part of my reading today...it was a gem in a hard rock.


Sea Salt

The first time you set foot on an oceanic beach is incredibly thrilling, from the salty sea air that greets your nose, to the rushing sound of waves breaking on the water's edge, to the indistinct blueness of the horizon, to the cool smooth sand that covers your toes like a blanket.

Or perhaps you would rather stroll along the boardwalk. There is a mystifying sensation that I get when I hear the word 'boardwalk'. It's about something that is so classic and calming. It's comforting and wonderful. Maybe it's the faded memories I have of walking on the boardwalk with my aunt when I was little, when we would visit my great aunt's home by the shore. Maybe it's the "classicness" of hearing about the boardwalk, or maybe it's the boardwalk itself; how it follows the ocean and creaks and groans as you step lightly over the weather-beaten boards.  It may also be just the fact that it is a pathway to the beach. Whatever it is, I love the boardwalk.

Notice the photographer guy on the right taking a picture of the lady on the bench?

Nothing seems to inspire me more than the beach.