Monthly Archives: May 2017

This one’s for the ones who are hurting…

I’m right there with you, whatever it is. You know who else is with you and who loves you so much? God.

There is a verse in 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”

This world is just broken, filled with sorrow, filled with guilt and shame, filled with hatred toward God and one another. You see it everywhere and there are days where you just want to just hide from the world. Maybe you feel broken, maybe you feel unwanted, unloved, maybe even unworthy…

Yet you, YES YOU! 

You are SO LOVED, loved more than you could ever know or hoped to.

Jesus loves you where you are at and not where you “should be” whatever that means.

Let me know how I can be praying for you all in the comments.

Stay awesome, love y’all so much

Austin Jenkins

Joy & Passion


Accountability vs. Accusation Part 1

This blog is going to be in two parts. Part one (this blog post) is going to be talking about Accusations (commonly referred to as playing the “blame game”)

Part two will be about Accountability or being held Accountable

I hope you all enjoy the blog 🙂 

Okay, lets get this thing going
We ALL have done it at one point or done it to one another, accused somebody of something. Thrown accusations at one another using careless and cruel words and the like.

Its in your homes, your schools, your workplace,  maybe even in your blog posts. 

Too soon?? I was kind of kidding on that last one…. 

Anyways, we all have played the blame game. Its how we grew up. Its not just some natural thing. There are people who are willing to be humble, and accept when they have done wrong and are willing to change. There are some who blame others then come to some realization that it was them and not everyone else. 

Then there are some people who just won’t admit when they are wrong- not only that, they blame everyone else, and its a sad thing to see when it all unfolds. Lets be honest its hard to tell people you love when they are wrong. Its also hard to say nothing and let the tragedy continue.

The blame game is a very damaging, vicious cycle, it destroys relationships. It hurts people in general, it hurts the people that are closest to you, it not only hurts the people around, it hurts YOU.

People who throw shade or make accusations towards others either have been hurt by others (hurting people hurt people) or they think they are right and everyone else is wrong, and they are too embarrassed to admit when they are wrong because they BELIEVE they are right. 

I know because I used to do this, and I often find myself catching myself thinking I’m right all the time when actually I’m wrong. Jesus said it best, 

You will know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” 

The blame game is a heart issue (a spiritual heart issue) and its a hard and lonely road to walk. The blame game is a form of pride and perfection, in fact it reeks of pride and perfection.

That’s a problem though, we have all fallen short of God’s glory, and to one another. So its safe to say that pride is a sin, and no one is perfect except Jesus. 

Lets not be caught in the snare of pride, lets admit when we are wrong, let’s be real with God, and with one another, its scary, but it’s necessary. If you aren’t willing to admit when you’re wrong, you will never grow and you will never find healing. 

I love you all, stay awesome people ❤️

Austin Jenkins

Joy & Passion