Well a lot of changes have been happening lately in my life. I moved back home to my parents, I changed jobs, and am still working my own business, going back to school in the fall to study Psychology, to name a few.
The biggest changes though are not on the outside, the real changes have been on the inside. Spiritually God has been taking center and re-arranging my heart, in ways that I really never considered possible. The tiniest corners and cracks of my messy heart matter more to God then I could ever imagine.
I finished reading, Sun Stand Still and it has challenged my faith and the depth of it far more than anything before, and it doesn’t just stop at faith either, I’ve been learning more than ever how everything connects with the Lord and the plans and purposes he has for my life, and the calling placed on it.
Over the last few days I have had the privilege and honor of attending a women’s conference in Rockford, IL. I have no way of describing to you the last few days, because words cannot express the gratitude and love I feel from our Daddy God. He orchestrated this whole weekend to be exactly what so many women needed, myself included. From everything I have been going through and all the changes that have been happening in my life since the beginning of the year, God has brought everything together leading up to this weekend and preparing my heart to receive the message he gave the speakers.
“Past the Wishing” was the conference theme and the new book that Jen DeWeerdt wrote and launched at conference. I have been making so many changes in my life lately and spiritually been on a journey with the Lord about next steps and what that exactly looks like. Seeds that were planted a year ago are starting to grow and bloom into dreams that I would never considered and passions that I kept hidden.
It is all about going past the wishing and actually doing it.
Stop wishing. Do it.
I want and dream of so many things – non can compare to what God has in store for me, but my oh my will it be something. The moments that come when you look around and ask yourself, “How did I get here” is the moment you realize that you only got where you are because Abba was leading every step, I want so many of those.
Sounds exciting and fun, right?! It can be, and it should be, but we let that thing come in, that doubt and fear, and the ‘what ifs’ they cloud our souls, our very spirits, we get caught up in the timidity of the present that God has put us in.
That is what we must stop doing!
We can no longer let those drag us backwards, we can no longer let fear take control, we have to STOP letting our emotions control us! Own them and tell them what to do.
One of the biggest parts of this plan that God has for us, is not the end result, but the middle, it is on the path when we learn the most, you don’t normally learn the big things when you reach the top after a long hike, sure the view is breathtaking, but what you gained was from the hike itself, the choice to keep going, to push past the pain, the thirst, to push through!
That is where we learn, it is where we are stretched, it is then that we grow. So push through, don’t rush, enjoy the climb and keep making -daily- decisions to get up and go do.
Own you, because God looks at you and sees who he has formed you to be.
“When we expedite the process we complicate the situation.” – Lisa Seaton