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  • Change, Trust, and Easter

It’s hard to believe it’s already APRIL! …. and even harder to believe that it’s Easter Sunday!  It seems like last week that I was home, visiting the fam and posting about the Joy of Christmas! Time flies when you’re busy and trying to graduate!  I’m in such a weird place right now. My roommates and I are constantly talking about how we don’t know what to feel.  We’re soooo ready to be done but yet so sad to be leaving each other.  Last week I found myself packing up my room and then later tearing up with Steph as we laid in her bed, thinking about everything that is about to change. It’s hard.  Leaving college is not like graduating high school. The future is so unknown to all of us and while that is exciting, it’s intimidating and somewhat scary.  I’m leaving a period of my life behind that I absolutely LOVED and it’s hard to realize that we will NEVER experience this lifestyle again.

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Through this transition, I’m learning more and more that I am so NOT in control… of anything. And the moment I feel like I am in control, something happens and I am immediately humbled.  It’s a constant battle to trust the Lord and not my own plans.  In my own little world, my plans seem so safe.  Unfortunately, my plans aren’t always the best and a lot of the time, they don’t match up with what the Lord has in store for me. This Easter, I have been reminded more than ever  that I have one responsibility in my life, to give up my plans and surrender them to the Lord.  It sounds so restricting but it’s just the opposite. When you realize that you’re giving up your plans to the one who designed the earth… you start to feel extremely confident because He knows what he’s doing.  It’s freeing!

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So this Easter Sunday, remember that the Lord is faithful and sovereign and so so good.  He has amazing plans for you and there is a freedom that comes from surrendering to Him.  As much as that seems like an oxymoron, it’s true and I’ll realizing it more and more this Easter weekend.  So, enjoy your Sunday afternoon and REST! I’m actually going to do that too! Can you believe it?! No more work today! Just good food, family and friends! Happy Easter!

10 Comments Personal
  1. Caitlin reply

    Love this post Katelyn! Put a smile on my face :) Happy Easter!

  2. Jan reply

    Enjoyed this, Katelyn. So very true!

  3. Sabrina reply

    Oh my goodness, way to hit the nail on the head. I’m starting a brand new job tomorrow (at my church where I know plenty of people and know they already love me) but even just leaving my old job to take this one was a huge step in faith. It still scares me a little… especially when my reliable little Carolla decides to start acting up. It’s ok, God’s in control. He wouldn’t have led me here if it wasn’t His plan. So I’m trusting. And enjoying the adventure. Because that’s what a life with Christ is… an adventure. Soak up where you are and enjoy it! God has incredible things in store for you but that doesn’t mean you can’t linger on memories from the past four years and maybe shed a few tears :-) Many blessings!

  4. Leslie reply

    i hate this. i hate change. i hate that you guys are leaving. but i like the flowers.

  5. jenn reply

    thank you for sharing these feelings… i had a lot of the same things run through my heart/head this easter. you have a beautiful way with words… and pictures of course :) i appreciate the talent that God has blessed you with!

  6. Jenny reply

    Thank you for sharing this post! It spoke directly to me and helped me to remember to keep the faith. I’m going through some tough transitions in my life and struggle daily with whether or not I’m doing the right thing and walking the path God set out for me and my family. I believe you’ll do well – you’ve got the right attitude and focus! Just keep that light of yours shining bright! I feel as though that light is helping others find their way through the darkness. You have an amazing talent.

  7. Jennifer Rodriguez-Cruz reply

    Hi :) Love the colors in this photo! Also, thank you so much for you lovely comment!!

  8. Lydia reply

    Amen! And life after college is wonderful! Very different, but I’d never go back!

  9. caroline reply

    preach it. amen. prayin for you kk. golly snot

  10. amanda reply

    this post brought tears to my eyes. this is exactly what i’m going through right now, that whole process of letting go of whatever i thought i had planned, and leaving it up to the Lord. it’s so inspiring to see someone else feeling the same way i do.

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