Back to the Beginning

I remember when I first started blogging, and had no idea as to what direction it would go, so to see my blog now, it's just awesome to look back on the journey, seeing the changes and refinement that it's gone through. (Read my very first blog post here)

Life is like that also; we go through things and are faced with different situations that may test and try us, so when we look back later we see how much we have grown and learned from those challenges.

1 Peter 1:7 says this, "These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold--though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world."


Maybe you're in a situation at the moment where you're unsure of how to continue, or you think you've reached the end, I encourage you to press on, realize that you are being refined, polished like a diamond so you can sparkle and shine like the jewel that you are. Don't give up, for you have so much to give the world.



-Candice

21 comments

Jane {In the Pink and Green} said...

Great words of encouragement girl, thanks for sharing! xoxo

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

love this post! thank for such a inspiring words :)

xxx,

Fashion Fractions

Lottie said...

This is spookily so well timed no have no idea! And was definitely the sign I needed! Was having a bit if a crisis of confidence but thi shas given me much needed advice and perspective--thank you!

Katie said...

thank you for the reminder. i am going through a trial right now and it is hard not to grow weary. that verse is a reminder that this trial is testing and growing my faith and I know that God is using it to bring me closer to him. Thank you for the encouragement!

Elisha(: said...

awesome stuff!! <3

Denise said...

Isn't the blogger world the best?! I love your blog :)

Maria said...

I so needed this. I had three huge exams today, back to back. Being stressed this entire week has really brought me down, but after reading this it's picked me back up! Such beautiful words.

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

I like your first post!
I felt like I was there with you the way you described it :)

And this one - NEEDED to read it.
God seriously does so much in my heart through the world of blogging. So incredible.

I hope you've had a wonderful Thursday, girl!
xo

Cindy, fashionsbeauty said...

Great post! Your first post is just as good xoxo

www.fashionsbeauty.com

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

I love the way life always works out!

Brandi said...

Encouraging posts and lovely pictures! Love your blog!

Sarah said...

Such a beautiful post, Candice. Love the quote - nobody can walk it for you but they can walk it with you. :)

And beautiful photos - love the one with the balloons. <3 Happy Thursday (though it's Friday here)! xx

Erin said...

i needed to hear this tonight, thank you for sharing it! :) and i love the picture with the balloons. XO

Marshall said...

you're amazing.

Brianna said...

Very inspiring! Love your blog!




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Bailey Schneider said...

I really needed those words today. Thank you!
Much love, Bailey from Vanilla Blonde

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

What a beautiful encouraging post. Thanks for sharing Candice :)

jennifer blair said...

This is so beautiful and encouraging. It's funny how things can seem so horrible in the moment, but looking back you see it was all for good. I definitely needed to be reminded of this today!

Rinny said...

Thank you so much for sharing these words of encouragement with us Candice - sometimes this is just the thing we need to hear once in awhile to keep us going :)

Joey said...

I recently passed my blog's 1 year mark and I, too, looked back with fond memories. Thanks for your encouraging words. Keep it up!

Lauren said...

beautiful words! A stunning post indeed.

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