Sopha Rush

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A peace came over her as she got off her knees, and everything that once seemed heavy, was lifted. She felt like she was able to breathe. God made her see that though she may not see Him or understand what He may be doing, she knew she had a solid foundation to stand on. She knew that she never had to worry about God switching up on her. Nor whether or not He would abandon her. She was reminded, โ€œWhen my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I.โ€ Psalm 61:2 She knew when she began to feel overwhelmed, she could take a step back and reevaluate what was most important to her. She didnโ€™t have to kill herself trying to do everything all at once. She had to figure out what she needed to remove so she could make more time and save energy doing what was a priority. She found peace resting in Godโ€™s knowing that she didnโ€™t have to face nothing in this world on her own. And that was her lifesaver. ๐Ÿ“ธ:@rushanthony
The other night, Anthony & I both cooked dinner together. If y'all been on our live stories you know my husband stays pretending like he can cook. It's a serious problem.๐Ÿ˜‚ If the mircrowave counts as cooking then he wins haha but we tried @hellofresh & loved the experience & fresh food we made with fresh ingredients. To get $30 off your first box, we got you! Link in my bio. Use our code LIVEDEEPYLY I promise you won't be disappointed. @rushanthony #hellofreshpics #getcooking  #hellofriends #hellofreshpartner
I fill this journal with the thoughts & emotions that cloud my space. I write the things I'm thankful for, my hurts, prayers, & frustrations. This has been free therapy since jr. high & I'll continue to tell others the beauty in documenting the days, because I've always looked back & read how far God has brought me. My faith in the dry seasons, or lack there of. My cries of uncertainty & the why me moments.. All the prayers God answered, but I couldn't see because I was too busy looking for this big ol miracle. I encourage everyone to invest in a journal. It's priceless the life experiences you are able to document and have the opportunity to look back on.
I had to constantly remind myself of this. Trying to force & control things I knew wasn't meant for me. It was that feeling of rushing my process so I could catch up to everyone else's definition of success. Surprisingly, I had to do a heart check & ask myself are you doing this for yourself, or to bring God's name glory. And I struggled. Just thinking about the way I allowed my own selfishness to lead. Being steps ahead of God trying to figure it all out of my own, lacking in faith what's for me is for me. Not realizing that what God has created in me, no one can take that away, no one can copy, or erase. So I'll continue to trust in my process, prepare for what's to come, & not rush what God is doing. I read today in my current read, "If you are "seeking first" His kingdom where you are, then where you are is where He has positioned you." And this for me was confirmation.
She understood that healing doesnโ€™t just happen overnight. It was a process that involved allowing God to pull on the reins of her heart and patch of the wounds that once left empty holes and unhealed scars. It was then that she accepted that letting go was better than being dragged around expecting to be picked up by the one that left her broken into pieces. It was then she began spending less time worrying about what could have been and started putting her attention on God, serving Him wholeheartedly. It was then she saw that the light at the end of the tunnel and felt herself start to feel her normal self again. It was then she realized that the pain that she went through grew her and made her stronger. It instilled in her this other side of her she didnโ€™t know existed. It was the power of learning to let go. Even if letting go meant losing something she thought was what she needed.
Yesterday was the first time in all 4 years on the gram, I received a nasty email. I was shocked waking up & reading such nonsense. I was discouraged, trying to figure if I did or said something wrong. I started questioning myself because I'm human. I'm pretty sure I wanted to respond with my emotions, but I couldn't. I kept rereading the email, & later responded in love, as hard as it was to be honest. I had to remind myself that people are hurting & sometimes need to take it out on someone. Not saying that it's okay, but it happens. I learned that being in this social media world makes people feel like they can hide behind a computer to hurt others. Or say whatever they want because they feel as though they know me personally. Truth is, I'm sure I'll get more one day, but my friends told me to stay true to myself, keep doing what I'm doing & continue loving others, my husband, & God. So thank you @thinkpoppy @theprinceandthep @rushanthony for always encouraging me & listening to my heart when I just wanted to cry. You guys are amazing & I'm so glad I have y'all in my life.
Started a new read this morning. What's some books you guys are reading??? Or you have read this year that really helped you grow mentally, emotionally, spiritually?? ๐Ÿ“š
Hi guys! No long love post. Just wanted to say hi & if you're new following us, we are the Rush's! My husband & I just moved to Dallas, TX last month. We both are doing college ministry, me as the Women's Basketball Chaplain, my husband Athletic Retention Coordinator.  We love getting to love on these students 24.7 with our little home always full. Been married for 1.5 years, & so thankful for all of the lessons we've been learning through each other. We both love God. I'm an extreme extrovert, he an introvert. I love nature, he loves a chill night watching movies. I collect books, my husband collects shoes. We both have a passion for kids & food. Enough about us, we want to get to know y'all! So where are y'all from, what is God doing in your life? What have y'all been up to? I want to know everything! Cause we just love y'all. โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿพ @rushanthony ๐Ÿ“ธ: @erinktrimble
For some reason and I know I'm guilty with this as well, but we tend to put God in a box. We don't give him all the credit he deserves. We let our fears & doubts make us believe that God couldn't do the impossible or he doesn't hear us or maybe he doesn't answer our prayers because we aren't in a position to receive them. All these lies we buy because we don't have the faith to believe the God we serve is powerful! Today I read article and it said, " God wants to exceed your expectations, not by taking you higher, but deeper." That hit me to the core because I had to do a heart check. I know sometimes I can find myself putting a limit on what God can and cannot do rather than watching Him do what he does best. He is able to do more than we ask for. He exceeds all my expectations. So I don't know why I ever question his ability. Take some time to reflect & think about  how God's intervention into your situation could result in. Then take time to ask Him for it. Rest in the truth that God's power exceeds our expectations. I want to know how God has exceeded your expectations, whether now or in the past. ๐Ÿ’› Share with me His amazingness.
I remember when I was so lost in life & believed that God didn't want anything to do with me, because I kept failing Him. I believed the lies that God didn't love me because I wasn't "Christian enough" or my past kept me from having a solid relationship with God. I was ashamed & fed myself those lies as I let them manifest in my heart & mind. I actually started to believe that I wasn't good enough to experience God's love. I believed that God stopped listening to me because well I didn't think He was answering my prayers "according to my timing". I couldn't hear His voice. I felt like this dry season of my life wouldn't ever end. But it did. I continued to seek God even though I couldn't hear nor feel Him. It was in that dry season, I learned to continue seeking after Him. I learned that the lies I believed were nothing but the enemy & my own insecurities. I allowed myself to throw a pity party. I beat myself up rather than speak life. But believe it or not, God wanted me. Broken, beaten, weary, tired, hurting. He wanted all of me, not just when my life was going well. He wanted me to know I matter. He loved me. He wouldn't fail me. He believed in me. He wanted to strengthen me. To give me courage. To feed my soul with things this earth couldn't even come close to offer. He wanted give me rest. To comfort me. He wanted me to know I wasn't alone. That He would always be there for me. He wanted me. Every piece of me. Broken and all. He wanted me because I mattered that much to Him. @rushanthony ๐Ÿ“ธ: @erinktrimble
The past two weeks, I've been opening up all these encouraging letters from all over & let me tell you, the love that was poured into each & every letter is inspiring. ๐Ÿ˜ญI am so glad you guys participated in this with me, because your letters will get to bless someone's life like it has done mine as I read each and everyone one of them as well as emails. I am truly thankful for the opportunity to collect these seed-planting letters & share them with someone who really needs to be uplifted, encouraged, & or empowered. So if you know of anyone needing a letter, tag them below and share maybe why if you're comfortable. Thank you all again for making this one special birthday that I will never forget. This community is so amazing! Also to my pen pals, your letters are going out this week. ๐Ÿ™ˆ#seedplantingmail #livingdeeplyrooted
There's no detailed formula to anyone's marriage because everyone loves differently. Everyone has a way with playing around, communicating & handling disagreements. I know for us, we play so much with each other because we find joy in seeing each other happy. As anyone would. We communicate by sharing how we feel, or how we may have misinterpreted something we said. We don't raise our voices, nor call each other out of our names, or ever gave up on each other. We try our hardest to understand where we both are coming from since we both grew up in such different home environments, religion, lifestyles, & cultures. Our disagreements, might start with the silent treatment on my end but  always leads to us forgiving one another regardless. There's no blueprint to marriage, no secret formula because everyone wasn't brought up the same, have been shown love the same, had a great role model present in their home growing up etc. I can say something that has kept us fighting strong, is our relationship with God. He's shown us what it looks like to love imperfect people like ourselves, unconditionally. And that, for us makes up the blueprint of our marriage. Brick by brick we are laying a  foundation that our kids will get to experience & see how God had his fingerprints all over us. @rushanthony