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  • Jennifer Biswas

sharing my tribe - Kristi Waite

{A note from Jen} As I mentioned in the last guest blogger's post, blogging, social media and running my own business allows me to meet some really amazing people! I have amazing {virtual} friends who are pros in photography, fitness, cooking, fashion, and even pregnancy and I’m excited to introduce you to these women.

Today, meet Kristi! Kristi blogs about life, style and Jesus over at Grace Supply Co and sends out monthly encouragement and Bible verses to your mailbox!! Y'all know my love for snail mail so I'm a huge fan of Kristi's. :) Without further ado, let's hear it from Kristi!

Kristi Waite, guest blogger rocking a boho top + skinny jeans

Well hey there, people! Don’t you ever just wonder why life can’t be simple? I guess that’s a dumb question, I’m sure we all have felt that way at some point. But seriously, for me it seems like every time I get on the right track, some obstacle comes out of nowhere and I’m right back to where I started. I don’t want to be right where I started, so I try to karate chop the obstacle and overcome it, which sometimes works and other times not so much (I guess I’m not as strong as I look, lol jk).

It’s hard to be thankful during rough patches and it’s even harder to understand what God’s plan is, especially when you feel like your life is just spiraling downward or maybe just standing still.

BUT what if life was simple? What if we all knew exactly how each day would go? There would be no obstacles to tackle, no lessons to be learned and not many instances to actually be grateful. I don’t think anyone would like that.

Life is scary and can be a little rocky at times, but those times makes us who we are, how we should treat others and how we want to live our life. We need those times.

coffee + bible + tall socks

I was reading a book called, “Jesus on Trial” and came across this quote by missionary E. Stanley Jones, “Take whatever happens, justice and injustice, pleasure and pain, compliment and criticism, take it up into the purpose of your life and make something out of it. Turn it into a testimony.” That’s some good stuff right there.

So many people have grown in their relationship with God solely due to their sufferings, me being one of them. Isn’t our relationship with the big man upstairs all that matters in the grand scheme of things? I think so.

So let’s keep on tackling those obstacles and heartaches, but let’s learn, grow and become real butt kickers in the process. Don’t get down and give up, you’re right where you need to be even if it doesn’t seem that way.

I like to think God put(s) me through trials because he not only wants me to rely soley on him, but he knows I can handle it and looks at me as someone who can possibly help another dealing with the same problem.

I bet he thinks the exact same about you too. Actually I know he does.

“Sometimes the good plan He has for our lives is to make us look more like Him, which takes pain” Jefferson Bethke.

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, suffering, struggle, loss and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness and a deep loving concern. Beautiful do not just happen.” Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Xoxo Kristi

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