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Recipe for a Miracle Part 1 | Jon Jorgenson – YouTube

You know how you always seem to hear the right thing at the right time, exactly when you need it? When you’re scrolling throughΒ your Facebook/Twitter/Instagram feedΒ and someone posts anΒ inspirational quote which feels as if it was posted specially for you? Well, watching this video made me feel this way.

It’s a short, seven minute sermon and it reaches deep (yo.). It’s incredible how God can give you exactly what you need at the exact time you need it πŸ™‚

I’ve been feeling a bit lost lately, as if I’m floating from one task/assignment/deadline to the next and I’m barely managing. Until this weekend, when it all came tumbling down and I realised (with the help of my best friend) that I had lost my motivation. I lost the reason I had started studying in the first place. I lost the love of it, the thought of doing it to help people and have an amazing life worth living. I was so busy making sure everything wasΒ done and in order, making sure everyone else wasΒ happy and staying afloat, that I starting sinking. I forgot about God’s promises for my life, that He holds me and He is my comforter. I forgot that God can use me, exactly where I am and use the space that I’m in as preparation for what lies ahead.

This happens often though, it happens to each of us at some point or another and the turning point is when you get yourself together, cry it our and find your inspiration again. Take a step back and look at the bigger picture. Realise that your life, although performed by you, is not in your hands. You were created for a purpose greater than you could ever imagine πŸ™‚

So even though it’s Monday and I started my day with decaff coffee (really guys, decaff?) I had an awesome gym session and therefore an awesome start to my day and week! I know I’ll have low moments again, but as long as I have a solid support system and a strong heart, I know that I have nothing to fear.

The Anima Series is incredible, be sure to check out some more of their videos πŸ™‚

Love and a Happy Heart,

Rochelle Joy πŸ™‚ xx

via Recipe for a Miracle Part 1 | Jon Jorgenson – YouTube.

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Ben Howard – Black Flies (Lyrics) – YouTube

How cool is this? Yes, the song is amaze and so is the musician. I love. I just love. I’m not procrastinating by the way… Ok. I am. But I have to get it all out! And! It’s of great benefit to the world because Ben Howard is totally incredible and his music makes you want to float to said awesome happy island πŸ™‚

Enjoy ❀

Ben Howard – Black Flies (Lyrics) – YouTube.

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Better Days Are Coming

Better Days Are Coming

-I love this! Mostly because it’s Friday today and I can’t wait to sleep in tomorrow. I don’t usually feel this way, but this was a hectic week! My flatmate and I started a new gym routine. In the morning. Before work. So yes, I’m pretty stoked about my Saturday sleep in tomorrow πŸ™‚

I think I’m just feeling overwhelmed, I got my acceptance e-mail into UNISA this week πŸ˜€ (cue happy dance) so now my life will become a lot more busy. But I’m excited about what this new year holds in store! I believe that hard work pays off and that I can do anything I put my mind to πŸ™‚

Someone, anyone, please remind me of this in a few months time!

So no matter what you’re going through, push through it! Better days are coming πŸ™‚ I always thing about it this way, if it weren’t for the sucky days, the happy days wouldn’t mean as much πŸ™‚

Love!

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THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS – City Of Angels – YouTube

Recently, with it being Christmas and all, my darling boyfriend gave me a ticket to see 30 Seconds To Mars LIVE in June 2014. I didn’t see it coming, he did very well putting me totally off the scent of the gift… I think I nearly cried! I’ve never watched them live before, and they’ve been to South Africa twice already (Alex watched them both times, next year will be his third).

Anyway, my sister then showed me this beautiful video off their latest album titled Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams which is absolutely incredible. This video however is for the song City of Angels and gives you goosebumps throughout. When you watch it, you’ll understand why πŸ™‚

THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS – City Of Angels – YouTube.

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β–Ά What Are You Afraid Of? – Jon Jorgenson – YouTube

This is one of the most beautiful videos you’ll probably ever watch πŸ™‚ I love The Anima Series, simply because it speaks to me. It feels as if the guy in the video knows me, knows my heart and that the whole thing was produced with me in mind. It’s silly, I know, but I love it. I would watch them all day if I could… I have no plans for today, so maybe I’ll do just that!

It’s so easy for us to become fearful, over many things in life. It’s what happens when you get older. Sometimes people are fearful rom a young age, and even then, it just gets worse over time. Bills, future studies, marriage plans, children, I could go on and on. But there is no need to fear, because perfect love castes out all fear πŸ™‚

I don’t need to be afraid of what the future holds, because I know the one who holds my future. Trust in the one who’s formed you, who’s moulded you into His image, who loves you even more than you love yourself and who’s plans for you are so much greater than you could ever dream or imagine.

This video totally made my day πŸ™‚ Go on, watch the video and allow it to warm your heart πŸ™‚

via β–Ά What Are You Afraid Of? – Jon Jorgenson – YouTube.

“Don’t Over Think, Just Let It Go”

“Don’t Over Think, Just Let It Go”

ImageI’ve been searching the interwebs for the perfect picture for this post. eventually I settled on the very first one I saw. It’s simple and plain. Exactly the way things should be handles in life. Plain and simple. No frills, no fuss. When something comes up that interferes with your happiness, with your well-being, you cut it out. Easy peasy.

A few months ago, Alex (my boy/best friend) and I went through something that I wouldn’t wish upon any girlfriend, ever. It wasn’t an uncommon thing though. It was a friendship with another female that crossed boundaries and just spiraled out of control.

You need to know, I blow things up all the time. Everything appears bigger than what they actually are. So I didn’t handle the situation well. The said situation continued for about a month and a half. It’s weird to think about it now, because it seemed like it had lasted for much, much longer. So you can only imagine the state of my life during that time. Anyway, eventually things blew up all over the place and I was at the lowest point I had been a very long time.Β 

It’s taken us a long time, about an additional two months to get to the place we’re at currently. A place where we’re each other’s best friend again and apart from God, nothing else comes above the other. I’ve made peace with everything, forgiven and moved on.Β 

It’s quite funny how things happen. I’ve been so hurt in the process and God is healing my heart. I’m in a good place now and my journey has only begun. I was able to put it all behind me and be the bigger person. Slowly, I’m learning to trust him again the way I used to πŸ™‚

But anyway. So yesterday, another fact regarding said situation (she who shall not be named, who is actually kind of my friend now!) came to light. It was a conversation that was held between them and I flipped my balls. It was such a rude shock that I literally had no idea how to process the information. Although it was something that I feel I won’t share with anybody because it is quite personal to the party involved, I felt no judgement πŸ™‚ Yes, the fact that the intimate information that was passing between them was so beyond friendship that it broke me down all over again, I managed to pull myself together.

The thing is, I can’t change what happened. I can only choose to react and process what I know about what already happened πŸ™‚ Big words hey? Haha it is indeed. It’s not easy, I’ll tell you that. But for the sake of my well-being and my future with my favorite person in the entire world, I can take a deep breath and simply let it go. People make mistakes and as long as they’re learnt from and the lesson is applied in the future, we’re all good πŸ™‚

Over thinking things does the complete opposite of what you want to accomplish. Which is peace. Peace of mind. Peace of heart (if that even makes any sense at all). Over thinking blows things up and creates problems which aren’t even there to begin with!

So yes,my journey to recovery had a little curve ball thrown into it yesterday, and I can boldly say that it did little damage πŸ™‚ I’ve become so strong over these past few weeks that I feel I’m in a place where I’ve never been before. It is only by the grace of God. He is my source of strength. He’s my hope in a dark and dying world. He is what fuels me to go out, be friendly and distribute endless smiles and hugs!

So! Life goes on, all you have to do is let go. Don;t over think it. Take deep breaths, clear your heart and let it go. Plain and simple πŸ™‚

Love, Rochelle πŸ™‚

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I’ll Hold Your Hand

I'll Hold Your Hand

-No, I didn’t post this picture purely based on the cuteness of the kitten (truth be told, I’m more of a dog person).

I’ve just realized that often times life doesn’t go your way, and the best thing to remember in those moments… which happen to occur more often than not; there is always, and I mean always someone there for you πŸ™‚

We have people in our lives who love us, who care about our well-being, who will drop their plans and come to our aide when the need arises. Remember this. Remember that you have people in your life who will miss you if you'[re not around. People who hold you close and who cherish you πŸ™‚

People who are waiting for the opportunity to hold your hand πŸ™‚