that's when life really starts

it seems like lately
i'm just following
took a step back
can't find my own way
watching those in front of me
and doing what they do. 

Because fitting in, for some reason, still seems like the most important thing. Even above Jesus. Why, why, why? Why do I care? Why don't I take a stand and be me and not just go with everyone else? 

It's not about the whole leader-follower thing, is it? I don't think so. I think it's about doing what you need to do. Because the things your friends and everyone else needs to do, well, they're not the same things that God's planned for you, are they? We don't want to miss out -- I don't want to miss out. 

The other week, I had a dream. I had a bunch of dreams, actually, but this was one of them. 

There was this really big storm -- the wind was that fierce. I was walking up this massive hill, that literally went on forever. The wind was so powerful, though; it kept pushing me back, and I felt as if I wasn't getting anywhere. "That's it," I thought. "I'm going to give up." But as soon as that thought flashed through my mind, another one entered; "I don't have to give up. Jesus is with me!" And then Deuteronomy 31:6 was suddenly coming out of my mouth. I didn't even know I knew that verse.

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” 

So I was just saying that over and over again -- and then, in the distance, I could hear the people behind me saying the same thing. We didn't give up; we got up that hill. 

When we're afraid or unsure or just unwilling -- remember that God is with us. With you. With me. There's a couple of things in this verse. 

-- Be strong
-- Be courageous
-- Don't be afraid
-- Don't be terrified
-- God goes with you
-- He'll never leave you
-- He'll never forsake you

[forsake]  1.to quit or leave entirely; abandon; desert 2. to give up or renounce 

So He seriously will always be with us. Right now, tomorrow, in ten days, in a thousand days. No matter what. And if you love Him... you're gonna spend forever with Him. And You'll never, ever, ever be separated from our Daddy. When You die, and you love Him... that's when life really starts. ♥


  1. Awesome dream, awesome verse. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love this post, Emii. (: That verse is great!!

  3. Hi Emii,

    You don't know me, but I've been reading your blog for a while. To be honest, for some reason I didn't really like it at first (this was a while ago) but recently I decided to log back on, and I was pretty impressed at your recent posts. They are all Christ-focused and I can tell that you did research and took time to write them! I am really impressed, and this devotion really spoke to my heart. :)

    Keep on walking in Jesus, keep on staying in the Word, keep on writing stuff like this, keep on shairng the love of Christ. :) Keep on keepin' on!

    A sister in Christ

  4. I see the textbook answer, the repeating.It's kinda weird actually.And sometimes I think of life as gray,dull and just repeating.
    Then God picks me and shows me the color.He reminds me of my plans and dreams and that he has great things in store for me.I can't wait!Let's climb this hill!Sierra
    Keep Growing Beautiful♥

  5. Great post, Emii! I love the passion in your words. It's so encouraging. That Bible verse is beautiful.


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