the meaning of love, on a whole new level

What matters most to you…finding true love or following your life’s dream?

Do you have your answer?

Well, what if I told you, you would never get the other one.

Would you change your answer?

The future is unknown, the present is being written, and the past has filled us with memories and brought us to where we are today.

The small decisions you make today will affect your future. Whether you feel you’ve made that choice or not. Be careful of your decisions and be intentional of the choices you make.

If your ultimate desire in life is to follow your dream and pursue your ideal career then by all means do it! Be the best at it! However, if your ultimate desire in life is to find true love and marry that one person then don’t let anything stop you or get in your way. I am not saying you will have to choose between these two desires. What I am saying is if you got one and not the other, would you be happy?

Just something to think about.

I believe that if we seek God in our life decisions He will guide us and never disappoint us. His plan and ultimate promise is the best one of all. Let Him change your heart and open new opportunities for you.

Feel free to leave me your thoughts in the comments. Check out more posts in my Finding You Series about happiness, being boldly you, and creating your own life path.

xoxo, Jasmine Grace


Inspired by: La La Land the Movie

This post was most definitely inspired by the new movie, La La Land starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. It is such an entertaining movie, mixed with wonderful dance numbers and romance. The ending will leave you with such a plot twist. I highly recommend it for anyone to go see it in theaters.

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We all wish, dream, hope, and wonder what the future will bring. I’ve always enjoyed picturing my future home and how I am going to decorate it for each season. I like to think about what my future kids names will be, although it gets kinda hard when you don’t know what the last name will be yet. On the other hand, I am passionate about planning my future career by exploring what I want to pursue. I will definitely be doing something creative. I’ll possibly be an event coordinator, stylist, marketing planner, or professional blogger and all.

Since all of these things are deep into the future for myself, I want to be able to make the most out of the time I have now and every opportunity in college. I don’t want to regret missing out on opportunities now by being too wrapped up in the future. I want to live up my college years and spend late nights with friends, often. I feel like it’s a necessity during college to stay up late and go out every once and awhile. I’ve heard of people who have gotten too wrapped up in their future & they ended up missing out on their younger years. You need to take a step back and enjoy your life now.

I greatly enjoy planning and I believe being prepared is smart, however, if it comes to the point when it consumes you wholeheartedly, then you’ve lost sight of where you are today.

God tells us…

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” – Matthew 6:34

I encourage you to spend the next five minutes to start thinking of ways you can be more involved within the moment/throughout your everyday life. One way would be to put your phone down anytime you are with someone, especially while having a conversation. Pray and write down just three things you would like to do today to live in the moment. Share your three things in the comments below in order to stay accountable. I’d love to hear from you and get inspired myself!

xoxo, Jasmine Grace

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I am thrilled to be doing my first ever blog collab for my Finding You Series with four talented fellow bloggers! As Valentine’s Day approaches, I feel sometimes we all tend to think of the ones we love, as only earthly love, and forget God has and will always be there loving each one of us more than we can imagine.

Recently, God has been teaching me to fully trust Him in everything. A song that truly connects to me and has helped me through recent challenges is Trust by Hillsong Young & Free.

As I step into the unknown, God is already there waiting for me. He will lead the way and teach me all I need to know to be able to get through any obstacle that may come my way.

Pray impossible prayers. Unintentionally, we only pray in a way we think God can answer our requests. Don’t limit God. He can do anything! When we can’t see a way, God makes a way. Expand your faith by putting all of your TRUST in Christ alone. When I say “all” I mean every care, any thought, concern, worry, doubt, and fear that is on your mind. Give all of your cares to Him and He will take care of every last one for you. Just trust Him.

Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Last time I read this verse I quickly skimmed by it reciting it with no meaning, unintentionally,  since I had it memorized back in elementary school. After I blazed by it, in what felt like one second, God told me to read it again. I mentally argued, “why? I already know what it says”. God told me I was missing the point and if I read it again I would get something new out of this passage I’ve known my entire life. So I reluctantly looked back at the verse and when I read “…lean not on your own understanding…” it popped out at me. God was right. A new understanding was revealed to me. I now have a whole new perspective on this very verse, that I’ve known my entire life. Incredible, right?! The new meaning that had struck me in that very moment was that I was mentally limiting God’s abilities. God is working and moving plans, people, and life all around of things I am unaware of at this time in my life. I try to think of all of the possible solutions to problems that come my way on my own. Even though I acknowledge God and what He can do, It didn’t phase me that He can bring things into the picture that I am completely unaware of. God knows a way that I don’t. People I haven’t met yet, God is moving in their lives and shaping them to be the person I will someday meet. That also goes for my future husband. I have no clue who he is now, but God is working in his life and I know it because I’ve been praying for him. I’ve been reading this incredible book, Praying For Your Future Husband by Robin Jones Gunn, which has inspired this post and has tremendously helped guide me in varies way to be praying. Also, to my surprise, it has strengthened my faith and intimacy with God. I’ve recently been growing so much closer and have built a new type of trust with Him. When you pray for someone else that you don’t even know, it builds a deep trust between you and the Lord because it becomes a three way bond. Also, it develops a dependence on God that He is moving lives, even when I can’t see it. God shows His love for each one of us by paying attention to every plan and little detail in our lives. Those, little details are very important to me because I’m a detail-oriented perfectionist. As the song I had shared with you earlier says, “In every little detail, You are close”.

Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”.

Psalm 37:5 – “Depend on the Lord; trust Him, and He will take care of you”.


Here is the list of the incredible bloggers who joined me on this collab for my Finding You Series! Definitely, check out all of their stories of how God has been impacting their lives recently!

LemonadePressBlog.com by Caitlin

Rubies-Blog.com by Lexi Lucas

StyledByMckenz.wordpress.com by McKenzie Morgan

KelseaMoriah.wordpress.com by Kelsea Watkins

xoxo, Jasmine Grace

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I think it’s strange how you can be surrounded by people who are different from you for even as little as an hour and come out feeling affected, for the better or worse. Seeking others approval and acceptance is highly sought after because who wants to go at life alone and be looked down-on or made fun of? It’s so sad that is the way our world is.

I could give you some cheesy example of how in a bag full of skittles everyone wants the red ones, but even if there would only be one red skittle in the entire bag of colors, we would still choose to rather have that one red skittle instead of settling for ten brown ones.  (Unless the brown ones were your favorite, but you understand my point). When you know something is good, you don’t take more of something you value less. More of a bad thing will never equal the only thing we were wanting to begin with. Anyways, if you lost me, what I’m trying to say is that no matter how many people look at you like you are weird for not following along with their poor choices or people say rude comments to you, always know in your heart that you are unique for a reason. YOU don’t settle for low standards. YOU hold your head up high, not above others but not below either. YOU respect yourself and people around you. YOU are loved, valued, and special. YOU are growing and maturing to be an extraordinary adult. Most importantly, YOU are a child of the one true King.

If someone does something ‘not cool’ sometimes you have to be that person and call them on it. Look out for one another, as brothers and sisters in Christ. I know it can be extremely difficult to speak up when the entire car is listening to crude music or making bad choices, but be the example and take initiative. They can be mad all they want. That’s only because they know deep down it’s not right and do not want to be called out on it. Conviction is a fear of many. As sinful humans we need it in our lives daily. We need reminders that are set in stone, not sand.

So my challenge for you today, this week, and moving forward is to speak up and do not settle for someone else’s lower standards.

I’d love for you to leave me a comment below of any thoughts you want to add or feedback. Thanks for reading my Finding You Series! You can find more posts on happiness, respecting yourself, & how to make the most out of every opportunity!

xoxo, Jasmine Grace

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I feel like I just have a song running through my head all day. So much to do, so little time. I guess all I can really say is life is a huge journey. Some may call it a big mess that you’re trying to sort through. Others may say life is flying by and you’re wasting your time. It’s so hard to please everyone. You will never be able to, so don’t even try making that your goal.

I feel like I’ve written so many posts about life and its highs, lows, lessons, and changes, but really I am never going to be able to share and write it all down.

Everyone is on their own path.

With all of the talk about plans, change, politics, classes, opinions, tasks, media, and you name it, it gets exhausting quick.

Sometimes, enough is enough.

Not every thought is meant to be spoken.

Not every thought is meant to be shared.

Not every thought is meant to be understood, or can be.

God gave us our ability to think for a reason.

And at the end of the day, I just wanna play my music.

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Yes, another post inspired by a song, Play My Music by the Jonas Brothers. What can I say, “music’s in my soul”.

Thanks for reading! Leave me a comment below on your thoughts or any future blog requests. I’d love to hear from you!

Also, check out my related music inspired post – Can Someone Slow Down the Song

xoxo, Jasmine Grace

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