Monthly Archives: April 2017

Don’t Worry


This is what Jesus says about worry/anxiety 

Matthew 6:25-27

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

Basically to sum up what he’s saying is what’s the point in worrying about anything.

Now, confession time…

As much as I would like to admit that I don’t worry, guess what, I worry like there’s no tomorrow. I worry about quite a bit, I worry about my future, I worry about things changing, I worry about what others think about me. I could go on ,but I’ll spare y’all. 

Point is I worry, I would even go as far to say you even worry too. There I said it. All joking aside we ALL worry about something, whether that is figuring out what your next steps are to finding a new job, you could be worried about just what the future holds in store for you as the years keep flying by. You might even be worried..just to be worried. 

I read a post on Instagram about not worrying because God is already in tomorrow, and ever since I’ve wanted to write a blog about worry. I just want to encourage you- yes YOU! 

Remember that we don’t have to worry about tomorrow if God is already in tomorrow”

God is with us, he is always with us, waiting for us to come to Him. He is the only one who can bring peace that we all seek. I wish I could tell you not to worry, that everything will be okay, but I worry probably way more than I should. 

If you wrestle with worry, and/or anxiety I would encourage you to memorize scripture verses from the God’s Word on Worry. Once I wrote out 15 verses for memorization on Anxiety (haven’t gotten around to the memorizing part yet haha!)

Anyways what is the point in us having to worry, it keeps us on edge, it holds us back and holds us down. Don’t let worry steal your joy, let your joy and your passion kick worry in the face.

Stay awesome, Love yall

Austin Jenkins                                                   Joy & Passion

A Connection…


Hey guys & girls,

Its been awhile since I’ve last written to you all. Its been a rough week not gonna lie. A few blogs back I wrote about identity, and I mentioned I was a care-giver. I work with elderly people, and this week has been painful because its hard watching people decline and pass away. As much joy my job brings me, it can also be very difficult at times. 

There is something- a connection…

A connection with that particular person, a connection with the family members. Its almost like you become family with them. Its a very beautiful thing, you learn things from them, they learn things from you. You share laughs, precious little moments, your joy and pains of life. 

When someone leaves this life its almost as if something got ripped out of you. There is a hole in your heart ,and figure how to live life ,and carry on without that person. As the saying goe. “Things can be replaced, humans can’t be.”

One day I had to leave work early ,and I drove home. When I parked into my parking space, I broke down and cried. I felt the weight of the world just dump its crap on my shoulders. Honestly it was painful, sad, and just flat out hard to deal with from an emotional standpoint so I asked to go home early. 

After awhile I prayed ,and thanked God for my friend’s life ,and friendship. Its still hard even as I write this, and this grief will probably be with me for awhile, eventually I will heal again ,and I will have reminders of my friend every now and then later on down the road, but they will be good memories. 

Love people, talk with people, you never know when their time here on earth is up. 

Stay awesome, love y’all 

In the Quiet…

Silence…

Not gonna lie to y’all, I hate the quiet. I’m almost always restless in the quiet. There is something about it I can’t stand. For so long I’ve been able to block out the silence with straight up sound like music. 

The only problem is that God communicates when its silent. There are several bible verses that reference to being silent ,because in the silence God can be heard. For me silence has always been, well to be honest the suckiest thing ever, because just from mostly due to just experience alone. 

Take sleep for example, in the night I normally will have my phone on low volume playing a quiet song or have a movie play. Two nights in a row I didn’t do that and ended having crazy dreams that were either terrifyingly confusing or just made no sense at all. Silence has never really been my source of comfort, but I will say it’s necessary. 

Why is it necessary to be in silence you ask, well I’m glad you asked. Its necessary because at some point you have to turn everything off and reflect, time to really chill and just think. We all need to reflect, not overthink, those are two totally different things. 

It takes time and practice to learn to be quiet and just be present, and its difficult as crap. I can’t promise it gets easier or better because Lord knows I’m still learning how to shut up ,and shut everything down, and talk to Him. Often times anxiety or restlessness can get in the way too, another blog, another time

I know I’m still learning what it means to be still, to be at peace in the midst of silence. I know in the silence is where the real war in our minds begin, and that’s a war we can’t fight alone. Jesus says in Matthew 11:28

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

At this point all I know is that my source of rest comes from the One who says to come to Him to find rest, not just physical rest, but also spiritual rest. So lets run into Jesus’ arms and let’s receive the rest He offers to us.

Stay awesome guys and girls, love y’all! ❤️🔥😀🙌🏽🤘🏽😊