My beautiful little sister had a gorgeous baby girl over the Christmas break. As I was looking at this perfect cutiest babe, I wondered how God thinks of us. We are so limited in our knowledge and scope. He has to know that there will be difficult times ahead for us, but He chooses instead to focus on our potential and the wonderful experiences that lay in our future. We would never sit down and tell a baby, "Life is probably going to be really not fun sometimes. Sorry about that." And God doesn't do that with us either. He knows the difficulties we will experience more so than anyone, but yet he encourages us to have faith in Christ and hope for our future.
I am a fairly avid journaler. Mostly because no one deserves to hear everything I think in my brain :) But! Also because it helps me to be more self aware in the sense that I see areas in which I have grown and areas that still need to change. I am also able to better recognize divine patterns in my life. Heartbreak is always followed by moments of peace. Challenge is followed with accomplishment. Patient perseverance is often needed, but ultimately God has blessed me with a beautiful existence.
I wrote this in my journal the other week.
"I think right now I have too much fear in my life. I am afraid of being limited, not reaching my potential, settling for mediocrity. And as long as I have doubt/fear, I am limiting how God can bless my life.
So! I need to listen more. Live better. Serve diligently. Have patience. Trust. And not be afraid of the good things that are coming my way. Because they are just over the horizon. And in a not too distant day I will look back and praise God for loving me so much."
I know that now is a time to be thinking of all our "resolutions" to be better and accomplish our goals. I would like to challenge you to join me in working to be better about looking "forward with an eye of faith". And knowing that we will always do good by God :)
Love you all- and especially love you for helping me to grow my faith. Because guaranteed if you are reading this you have done that for me. Hope it's a beautiful day and year!
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