God-dreams Pt.1

Hey everyone, hope everyone is having a great day.

So this post will only be in three parts.


Alrighty lets get right to it.

For as long as I can remember even before I was a Christian, I would have dreams that terrified me or they were very confusing. 

I believe dreams do have some type of spiritual significance, or some kind of spiritual communication. 

Its very hard to describe…

Anyway as I was saying, growing up I had a lot of dreams that were pretty much well they were pretty terrifying. I had one dream where I was fighting the same guy over and over again, and finally I beat him in my third dream.

Weird right??
So I had one dream I believe God gave me, it was a healing dream. I remember being inside a church near a beach (technically it was on the beach don’t know why, don’t ask cuz I don’t know)

So I’m inside this church and worship is going on, like its gettin’ on and poppin’ I could feel the Spirit move within the room, there was so much love in the room, God was setting people free.

I don’t remember any of the songs that were played, I just remember seeing one guy in a wheelchair, so I went over to him and asked him how he was and just enjoying being with him. 

After the service was over I asked the man if I could pray for him to get healed, and he said yes, so I kneeled down and prayed for him, and both his legs grew out and he was able to stand and walk. 

It was so crazy and awesome!

When I woke it was just unbelievable that I even let alone had the dream, Jesus used me to heal someone.

I know dreams are weird, and talking about them, but we all have them, some are weird, some make sense, some don’t make sense. I will say that whatever you behold, whatever you look at is what you will become.

Stay awesome and love y’all 

Austin Jenkins

Joy & Passion

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The Infamous Skateboarding Accident of 2017

Hey everyone, hope you all are doing well.


Yes I will be explaining what happened to my left thumb. 

Soooo…..yeah

I was riding my skateboard in the dark, in a not very well lit neighborhood, and I hit this pothole.

Let me tell you I went down… like I went down…

When you fall, your normal reaction is to hold your hands out in front of you, and I did just that…

Problem..

I went down and sorta rolled in a way that caused my thumb to fracture. 

Next thing I know, I’m on the ground, I’m in shock for a few mintues, then the pain rushes in like a rush of water. I see blood on my elbow, there was blood on my hands, I had some serious road burn on my shoulder and back. 

All those hurt, but what hurt the most was my thumb. I even cracked it, I was scared I broke it or something. That was on the 7th of Friday, on my birthday…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! 🎉🎈 

#suckiestbirthdayever

On the 10th I went to an urgent care center and they told me I fractured it and recently just went to an orthopedist and they told me that I have a displaced fracture at the base of my thumb. Fun stuff.

So why in the world am I telling you all this??

Brokenness..

This injury is teaching me a lot about true brokenness, how our world is truly broken and I’m not talking just about corrupt justice systems, or sex trafficking and the like, although those are part of the brokenness we live in. 

I’m talking about not willing to forgive someone that did something horrible to someone, or even holding a grudge against someone. 

When things are broken, it takes time for it to heal, doesn’t matter what it is, brokenness always takes time to heal. 

I used to believe that forgiveness was a one time thing and that you had to feel forgiveness in order to forgive. 

Forgiveness is a choice, it’s possible, but sometimes it takes more than one time to forgive. 

Hard lesson to learn.

There is only One who can bind up our brokenness. One who can heal us from our brokenness, make us new and whole. 

Stay awesome people, love y’all

Austin Jenkins

Joy & Passion

For the one who lacks Confidence #Icanrelate


Hey everyone,

Another honest post, let’s do it…

For years I’ve lacked confidence in myself, in fact I’ve never really had confidence. 

I’ve heard all the sayings, “fake it til you make it” “have confidence in yourself” etc.

In all honesty, fear and insecurity have been very close friends of mine for quite sometime, confidence is something that is built up over time, but I feel its so far out there in the universe. 

I can’t fake confidence either, and I don’t think confidence is meant to be faked. I believe its meant to be authentic and real. Fakin it til I make it doesn’t do it for me.. 

sorry to disappoint you world… 🌎 #sorrynotsorry

I also know there are others like myself who lack confidence in themselves. I’m here to tell you that its okay, I’m right there with you, and we may never measure up to whatever other people’s expectations of us are, but we can still try our best, step out and watch what happens.

We may succeed, we may fail, failure shouldn’t stop or paralyze us from trying, failure is the point where we are meant to learn, grow and move the frick on. 

WE CANNOT STAY IN OUR FAILURES, WE MUST MOVE FORWARD! 
I read something saying if you are scared to do something, do it scared.

As a musician, I’m a perfectionist, I gotta make sure everything is played right, in the key I need it to be, which chords to play, etc. I think that’s ultimately why I don’t like playing music out in public because I’m afraid of messing up, but that’s all part of the process. 

Last but not least, confidence doesn’t come from us alone, ask God to give you confidence, he’s the One who ultimately gives confidence, He is our confidence and our strength, so let’s rely on Him. 

Love y’all and stay awesome!

Austin Jenkins over and out

Joyandpassionlifestyle 

#joyandpassionlifestyle

The Angry Christian Pt. 2 (Slowly Letting Go)


Hey beautiful people, hope everyone is having a good day.

First off I want to tell you that this post is gonna be an honest post on the ‘Americanized church’ but more about how I got more involved in my church but then slowly going back to just participating in church i.e. ‘Church attendance’

Lets do it..

So in 2015 I was on the worship team at my church for a good couple months. Then after months on end I didn’t receive any emails or any other form of communication   saying when the next time I would be on worship team. 

One day a guy that helps lead worship was at my house and I blantatly asked him what was going on, and he told me that they need people that are able to commit, even though I did tell them my job requires me to be there and that I can’t be on the worship team EVERY DAG ON SUNDAY!

The guy also said that I wasn’t experienced enough or some bs like that and maybe a good majority of it is true. 

Point is there was no communication and honestly it sort of made me angry that no one told me earlier on in the year. 

So the past couple years I’ve been learning to painfully and slowly let go and let God be God over that particular circumstance. There have been moments where I felt God took away the worship team, but He didn’t, life just tends to get in the way. 

Two things I learned that I want to share is that:

1. Worship isn’t about the music, it’s actually has less to do with us, and more about our Savior.

2. Worship is also about where your heart is at, what you desire the most.

For so long I’ve wanted to be on the worship team I guess not just for music or my Savior but more for people to accept me, to tell me “good job” or “thank you.”

I guess you could say I was on the worship team for acceptance and approval from others, not fully realizing or understanding that God fully loves me and accepts me despite where I’m at. 

I’m grateful for our God who is faithful, He gave me a small bible study group ran by a close friend and sister in the Lord, and I help lead worship with that group and its been such a blessing to do that. 

Two lessons here:

1. KNOW You are accepted and loved by your Creator God, Yaweh, the Great I AM, it doesn’t matter what season you are in, just know and rest in God

2. If you lead worship at your church or are on a worship team, Do it for God and for God alone, you don’t need approval from others.

I love you all, stay safe out there, and know you are LOVED. God bless

I love you, stay awesome ❤️

Austin Jenkins

Joy & Passion Lifestyle 

Whole-Hearted Devotion


Hey beautiful people, you’re making it, its almost the end of this week, and would also like to point out I’m gonna be 25 in a few days and lets say I have mixed feelings about that- nuff said…

Anyways, I’ve been really thinking about whole-hearted devotion, and leadership this week. Honestly I’ve been thinking about leadership for quite some time and how Our Lord and Savior Jesus exuded such incredible leadership. 

One of the many things that he taught was if you want to be great, you must be a servant, you must be willing to be like a child, you must be willing to have humility. In this world, leadership is all about getting things done, stepping on the other guy’s back… you get the idea, another blog, another time.

Worldly leadership says that you gotta claim what’s yours, maybe even take it by force if need be. The problem with this type of leadership is the fact that its a heart issue, in terms of it being a selfish heart issue, its a very self-centered focus. 

Being wholeheartedly devoted to something or to someone takes time, patience, it even requires sacrifice. Being wholehearted means having humility ,and willing to be vulnerable. 

Its not easy being whole-hearted, most days its just damn hard to be whole-hearted. If we are honest, most of us would probably say we are half-heartedly devoted, but that’s not true commitment. We must be willing to commit to whatever it is we do and stick it out, all the way, 110%, nothing less, and all the more. 

I have a hard time keeping my commitments, this blog is one of those commitments, same with my music, even my commitment to God and the people in my life. 

Now let me get off the accelerator for a second and let me just encourage someone and say that YOU ARE AWESOME! YOU GOT THIS, NOBODY HAS ANYTHING ON YOU, THIS WORLD HAS GOT NOTHING ON YOU!

That’s right, you got this, being whole-heartedly is hard but you can do it. Whatever you do as long as its an honest living, a hobby, maybe even a dream or a passion you are pursuing, go hard or go home. Better yet don’t even go home, slam the door and run far away, haha! 😂

(I know, that was stupid, I get stupid when I’ve had Redbull.)

Point is we all have commitments, so lets keep those commitments and keep on continuing to live whole-heartedly. I’m saying this more for myself than anyone else who might be reading this.

Love y’all ❤️

Stay awesome 

Austin Jenkins

Joy & Passion

God-Moment (God is an artist)


This is what I saw last night on my walk. I had yet another God moment. 

I’ve had plenty of God moments but this one that sort of hit me. The best way to describe it was like a bigness, an awe-struck moment of an amazing God who is an artist. 

God’s Word tells us that He is an artist. One example is in the book of Psalms

Psalm 8:3

3 When I consider your heavens,  

the work of your fingers,

the moon and the stars,

which you have set in place,

This moment that I had reminded me of no matter how chaotic the world seems to get or no matter what circumstances seem to come our way, that God the Father will ALWAYS be here and will always be the One in charge. 
For the first time since well for awhile, I felt small, and that moment humbled me. (Kendrick Lamar anyone?? haha) 😂

We live in such a big world, but we have a bigger God who made this world, a big God who loves us so much that He sent His one and only Son to save us from ourselves and live for Him by dying on a cross, on a tree, living a sinless life, put in a tomb but then rising from the dead 3 days later.

I’m still learning to trust the One who holds the stars ,and planets in place. So this week let’s trust and keep on trusting Him together. 

Stay awesome, Love y’all

Austin Jenkins

Joy & Passion 🔥🤘🏽❤️🙌🏽😀

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

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