Monday, April 8, 2013

Alana, you're better than that....

   ....there's something greater in you, than what you've been seeing.

Yesterday at Church, this is what my Pastor talked about. We see ourselves through clouded, broken glasses, but it doesn't have to be that way. You see, God sees us as a ROYAL priesthood.

  How many of you actually see yourselves as royal? I know I don't. You see, we value the opinion of those that we love.. (family.. friends..) so what they say about us, effects how we view ourselves.

  Over the years of my parents (especially my dad), calling me lazy and selfish.. I've come to see myself that way, and even accept it. But that's accepting less than my potential. It's not easy, but we need to find our identity not in what people say about us, but what God says about us.

  If I truly saw and perceived what God sees in me.. I would be living completely different. I've been living this false identity of myself, my entire life. It's time that changed. God is calling for my true identity to come forth.

  So, in coloration to all that, I'm stepping up here at home. Not only am I going to do school as I should have been all these years, but I'm taking over the responsibility of cleaning the entire house. It's a big job, but I have each room scheduled for a specific day. I'm scared, but at the same time.. I feel empowered.. and I know that I'll feel a sense of accomplishment when I get into actually doing it. I would really appreciate your prayers. Along with all that, I'm making an effort to stepping up as a Christian.

  In other news.. I feel the need to share a few blogs that have really been inspiring me lately: SoftSpirit, LoudHeart by Heather and Encouragement for everyday struggles by Britt.

We have kittens!

a tiny.. TINY egg..

Kezley on her birthday. haha CUPCAKE

Kezley at her birthday party



  1. Wow, great post- something I've been feeling recently. The past few days I just feel so disgusted with myself. Thanks for this post and thanks soooo much for mentioning my blog!! :) You are so sweet!

  2. i definitely needed to hear this today. i have such a hard time seeing me as God sees me.

    1. Glad God could use me to speak to you <3

  3. This is a great point to make! I know I've been taught how we walk around with these fogged up glasses and thus looking at ourselves, and generally the world, all wrong. I love the point you made: how differently would we be living if we walked with the right eyes? Thank you for having God speak through you and sharing that with others. Also, I got all teary eyed when you mentioned my blog. :)

    1. I'm just honored that God would use me to reach people :).

  4. This is so true. It's hard to remember that we were given a new identity and to remember to die to our old selves!!

  5. True, true post. Good for you, taking on the responsibility of the cleanliness of the house, too.

    So how did that "tiny.. TINY" egg taste?

    1. We haven't tried the egg, but my guess is that it's only an egg white.


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