If you’re anything like me, you’ll definitely spend a lot of time in your head, you might take a while making decisions (big or small), and you’ll always try to bring a smile to someone’s face, even though yours might be hiding…
If you’re anything like me, you might spend more time listening to podcasts and music than watching Netflix or Youtube because you need to be moving. You might want to reach out and talk to a friend, but not want to be burdensome so you’ll distract yourself with a good book or an hour on TikTok…
If you’re anything like me, you probably just started being bold about your faith or exploring your relationship with your Creator like never before…
And, if you’re anything like me, you for sure spent time questioning the meaning of it all, especially how to be human…
So here is a little post on what I’ve found on how to be human in these past twenty two years! Enjoy!
Please tell me how to be human.Chelsea Cutler
The title of this blog post came from one of my favorite songs by Chelsea Cutler, How to be Human, and I definitely had that whole album on repeat the day it was released. I was super heart broken at the time and still hadn’t reached a breakthrough in my healing yet. I know now that was because I hadn’t truly surrendered to Jesus, but I’ll get into that in a different post.
While the whole album resonated with me at the time, this song in particular stuck out to me because of the following lyrics:
To break it down for y’all, basically I was lost. I felt like I was drowning and floating through space at the same time.
There are so many different ways of thinking in the year 2020. We are told that we need to be selfish and only look out for ourselves; to be selfless and always put others first; that crystals and manifestations will solve our problems; that we only have one life or we have many lives; that everything happens for a reason or it is all left up to chance.
I would find myself wishing that there was an instruction book for life. A quick fix. Something to heal my soul. Which looking back now knowing what works, I know it sounds silly, and that’s just how confused I was.
You see, I was working under the assumption that because I was a ~relatively~ good person, that life would work out for me how I dreamed. I used to think that everything was a coincidence and that if I put in the work to measure up to everyone’s expectations of me that I could control my life. LOL. This was ~clearly~ not the case cause look at me now…
When my life that I had planned seemingly blew up before my eyes, I was shocked (duh). I thought that I wasn’t good enough or that if I had just done one or two things differently, maybe I wouldn’t be in this position. I kept wondering where I had gone wrong and thinking if there was an instruction book on how to do it right, maybe I wouldn’t feel so broken.
Enter my relationship with Jesus. So during this time, I was super sad boi hours and I pretty much could only listen to sermons and worship music or else I would be in a ~puddle~ which is embarrassing to admit. During this time, I came across Pastor Mike Todd and his Relationship Goals series from 2017, which is ~incredible~ and I highly recommend that everyone listens to it whether you are single, dating, engaged, or married because it is something that we should all hear. Fast forward to this April, when we were all just beginning quarantine and thinking we’d be done by the summer… So, so naive… And Mike Todd released Relationship Goals Reloaded. The one sermon that has REALLY stuck with me from both series is this one. It is all about reading the manual before you touch the product. Spoiler, but this post is not going to get into dating or relationship or this, that and the other because I’m doing that another time. To get to the point, Pastor Mike said that the Bible is an instructional book for life. It is a little surprising that this never truly resonated with me before May of 2020, but man, it stuck with me this time.
How silly are we to think that the Creator of the universe – from everything down to our atoms – would just send us here with no instructions. I mean, if you’re a more seasoned believer, okay, maybe you knew but bare with me here…
If you believe that Jesus saved us through what He did on the cross, then you also must believe in the other prophecies He fulfilled in His 33 years of life. These prophecies came from the Old Testament, or the Torah. So then, a little bit by default, you must believe that the rest of the Bible is true too.
Currently, I am studying Proverbs, which is the book of wisdom in the Bible. What is perhaps the craziest part to me is that these truths, which were written ~thousands~ of years ago, are still applicable today. And you don’t even have to do much analysis for most of it. I mean sure, replace a donkey with a Honda and it’s pretty much the same concept!
There are so many truths written throughout the Bible and promises that God places over our lives, and I want to remind you of some of these today. I encourage you to write these down and say them aloud to yourself if you find yourself in an “oof” moment.
You are beautiful – Psalm 139:14
You have a purpose – Jeremiah 29:11
You are protected – Psalm 121:2
You are blessed – 2 Corinthians 9:8
You are covered – Matthew 6:34
You are strong – Proverbs 31:25
You will persevere – Galatians 6:9
You are a light – Matthew 5:14-16
You are made in His image – Genesis 1:27
You are loved – John 3:16
It will be okay – Romans 8:28
Much like Chelsea Cutler, I also thought I would also know it all by 21, yet I still didn’t know how to be human. But if you’re anything like me, you’ll slowly learn by the grace of God! And I think we’re more alike than we realize!
Remember, you are SO loved!
Keep picking those daisies!
p.s. HUGE shoutout to the girls and guys who encourage me always and speak Godly truths into my life when I can’t seem to find the strength! Y’all know who you are and how much I love you!