12 Pictures That Perfectly Describe Your HIMYM Finale Depression

Whoa. Hold up, yo. You mean the series finale is tonight?

Hoooooooly crap. Siri just confirmed this devastating news. Tonight will be the last episode. Ever. I feel so…so numb.

Just kidding. I’M TOTALLY FREAKING OUT.

Uhhh…I think I dropped something under my desk. Excuse me.

I mean, how am I  even supposed to get through the rest of today?

Wait. What do you mean why are you getting so upset?

Okay. I’m sorry for yelling at you and accidentally spitting on your cheek. Could we just hug it out? I need to feel again.

Also, do you have any ice cream? Hit me, Linus, and make it a double.

I’m not overreacting. Right? The world is just as devastated as I am. Right? I’m not overly attached to five fictional characters inside my television. RIGHT?

Okay. Don’t answer that. Honestly, I don’t mean to be such a basketcase. But you see…

But I will contain all the feels by asking myself just one thing. WWSD: What would Swarley do?

Challenge accepted. So despite the crippling pain, I’m choosing to be CRAZY excited for tonight’s episode. Why? Because if it’s anything like the past nine years, then I know it’s going to be…

3 Spiritual Lessons from HIMYM

Confession: I’ve been on a serious HIMYM kick lately (Thanks, Netflix.) We’re talking a season a week, here. As I’ve been watching, I can’t help but draw some parallels between the show and my own spiritual life. That probably sounds strange, seeing that HIMYM isn’t a faith-based show or anything, but I’m inclined to believe spiritual lessons are all around us if we’re willing to be open-minded. With that being said, I present to you 3 spiritual lessons from HIMYM.

1.     It’s okay to be scared.

“Doesn’t being scared let you know you’re onto something important?” – Ted

Ted

Think back to the last time you took a leap of faith and followed God’s calling. Whether it was something huge, like becoming a missionary, or something small, like joining a church, there’s a good chance you felt nervous and maybe even a little scared before taking the plunge. Don’t let that stop you. Just as Ted points out, being scared means  there’s a good chance something big is about to happen.

2.     Mistakes happen.

“There are certain things in life where you know it’s a mistake but you don’t really know it’s a mistake because the only way to really know it’s a mistake is to make that mistake and look back and say, ‘Yup. That was a mistake.’” – Lily

Lily

Not everything in life is black-and-white, and it’s so easy to get confused in the gray. Romans 3:23 reminds us that no one is perfect, and we are absolutely, 100% guaranteed to make mistakes. When you do, don’t wallow in regret and self-loathing. Sometimes you just have to say, “Yup. That was a mistake,” and carry on (Romans 6:6.) Remember, God can use even the biggest mistakes for his glory.

3.     It’s all about the journey.

“You can’t jump straight to the end. The journey is the best part.” – Robin

Robin

David, a man after God’s own heart, wasn’t always a spiritual hero. Neither was Jonah, Peter, Mary Magdalene and plenty of other Sunday-school superstars. It’s no secret that every spiritual life has its ups and downs, and a good testimony isn’t just a snapshot of the ups. Like a good book, your story takes time to develop. So be patient, rejoice in today (Psalm 118:24) and make the most of your spiritual journey.

I hope that you found something worthwhile in this post. If you have absolutely no idea  who Ted, Lily and Robin are, I suggest you get yourself a Netflix subscription and dedicate a weekend or two to a truly fabulous show. If you have absolutely no idea who Jonah, Peter and Mary are, might I suggest you hit up an online Bible and dedicate a weekend or two to some truly inspirational stories. Now that you’ve read my post, I have a question for you.

You know that I think it’s possible to find religious value in nonreligious places, but do you agree? Tell me what you think in the comments below.