• Blessing Finesse

20 things in 20 years

Updated: Jan 10

I'm so excited to share these with you! I've learned more than 20 things in my life (LOL), but these have to be the most essential things that I've gathered through life thus far. These aren't ranked in any specific order, and they each carry so much value.

1. God's great love is limitless

I grew up in church, so I always heard about God’s love when I was younger. However, It wasn't until I grew in my faith that I truly encountered it. I've learned that I will never be able to fully comprehend it because his love isn't like any other love out there. God’s love isn't tainted or conditional, and he will always love us despite our downfalls. There's nothing that we could ever do to earn it; God's love is everlasting and without limits!

2. You don't need to chase approval

I used to cherish the accolades and affirmation of people; however, I learned that the applause of the world will never be fulfilling. In our culture what's "in" and what's "out" changes constantly, but God’s best never changes. It is better to please God than man (Galatians 1:10).

3. Quality over quantity

Wheater it's clothing, friendships, or food (LOL)! Trust me you'd rather have the best than the worst. You'd rather have a taste of excellence versus loads of mediocre. Sometimes we settle because we don't believe that there's better, but there's always better out there.

4. Giving is everything

Giving is a biblical principle, and it's never going out of style. You'll never lose anything from giving, in fact, you will gain plenty from it.

5. $aving money is key

Always live within your means, make reasonable purchases, and set a budget. You don't want to look back and realize that you wasted what you could've saved. I wish my 16-year-old self would've saved instead of shopped!

6. Step out on faith

We aren't always going to understand what God is doing, and his methods won't always seem clear to us but God knows best. If we want to be in alignment with him we must follow his lead, even when it seems risky.

7. Worship your way through life

We were created to worship, and our praise is the most powerful thing that we possess! Worship connects us to God in the most intimate way, and worship is always nessacary. Doesn't matter whether you're going through a storm, or living the best moments of your life; worship is key.

8. No one is perfect

Never put anyone on a pedestal, humans are always going to be imperfect and flawed. Allow God to meet all of your needs and expectations. Psalm 18:30 says, "As for God, his way is perfect: The LORD's word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him."

9. Maintain godly relationships

God has blessed humans with relationships, within the confines of relationships we can grow, bond, and experience joy. Whether it's a friendship or romantic relationship, make sure that God is always the center, it's better AND easier that way.

10. Pursue your calling

I could never stress this enough! God has crafted each and every one of us with unique purposes and special gifts. Ask the Lord to reveal your calling to you and get going!