Finding Grace In The Pressure of Social Media

So I’m going to be completely transparent and share my thoughts with you and I hope that’s okay. I don’t normally do this style of post but I feel like maybe someone needs to hear it. If you’d like to skip this and just look at the outfit, go right ahead 🙂
Social media is so good at helping portray a “perfect life.” What I mean by this is more often then not we post pictures of pretty things. But what about the things in life that aren’t so pretty? Like when it’s been just one of those weeks and you can’t seem to get the house in order, or catch up on school work or laundry. I’m completely guilty of this & this weekend I hit a point where I was totally feeling the pressure of living out that “perfect” life. I felt overwhelmed by all of my responsibilities, and I felt like I was falling short of being a good wife, a good student, etc. This is where I began to call upon the grace of God…. Because I am greatly humbled by my own inabilities.
I just wanted to encourage you, that nobody’s life is how it looks on Instagram or Facebook, and it’s perfectly OK to not have it all together all of the time. (I’m not hating on social media, because everyone likes to look at pretty & uplifting things including myself, but this is just the reality.) More often than not, when I get home I can’t hardly wait to throw my hair up and jump into sweats. More often than not, I have piles of laundry waiting to be done (laundry is not my love language), a beautiful baby girl that needs my attention, homework that I need to do, and a husband to take care of. Life can be overwhelming at times. But that’s the beauty of Jesus… when life is calling my name in a hundred different directions and I feel like I’m sinking… Jesus is there reminding me that I CAN do this. He will equip me for the season that I am in.  He’s a breath of fresh air, and the solution to all of my shortcomings. Thank. You. Jesus.
Here’s an outfit I wore to the bookstore, because Kyle and I just wanted to get out for a bit and find a good read. I bought Praying God’s Word by Beth Moore and I can’t wait to read it! I wouldn’t say I love to read, but I do love the wisdom I gain from reading. 🙂 Hope you are having wonderful day!
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  1. Brittany

    January 25th, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    I hate laundry too… 🙁
    Great post! 🙂

  2. makenna

    January 25th, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    Aw thanks Brittany!!! 🙂