"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. :)


  1. Beautiful post, girl! And I love the pictures you chose :)

    xo, Jessica @ Diary of a Beautiful Soul

  2. Great post Nela! This is very encouraging to me! :)

  3. nice post !
    lets embrace our lives

  4. Nice =) I’m glad you could guest post here.


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