Stop Explaining Yourself

We all feel insecure. Whether it be on Friday nights when we force ourselves to socialize, or every morning when we walk into work. Or maybe, if you're like me, you feel insecure because you doubt some of the choices you have made in your life... and with that you feel the constant need to justify yourself to others. 

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Here is where I am at in my life: I am working part time, I live with my parents, and I am saving for a car at a painstakingly slow rate. When people ask me what I am "up to these days" I can sometimes tense up. There is a part of me that thinks I need to one: share these things with everyone that asks about my life and two: explain in great detail why these things are happening. Honestly, I am very happy with my life right now and I know everything will fall into place when it's supposed to, yet these three things are always a weight in the back of my mind. 

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Here is where the problem was: what I was doing with my life wasn't what everyone my age was doing. I automatically assumed people looked down on me for the choices I've made. Currently I have no idea when I will be able to afford my own car, or my own place. I could also give you a detailed explanation of my budget plan, interviews I've had for full time positions, and many other things that cause my life to make sense to me. But I am going to stop doing that from here on out. My life is exactly how it should be right now and almost anyone that reads this probably completely gets it. 

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This is what we must remember: We are all doing the best we can, if our best looks different than someone else's we DO NOT have to convince everyone why our life is good for OURSELVES. I can guarantee that anyone worth being in your life won't care and will love you either way. Jesus put you where you are today and embrace your season with confidence. Wherever you find yourself, grace is found there too.  

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