Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Lessons from the Sand and the Sea, Part 2

Well my long-anticipated Spring Break is finally over. I traded in my couple hours every morning of  listening to waves crash on the sand in favor of the passing cars on the busy street outside my window.

Like so many other times, I built up expectations in my head of what the week would look like, and its funny how those rarely line up with real life. The best part? Real life is much better.

If I don't let go of my plans and my ideas, I miss out on the even bigger and better plans God has waiting for me if I only choose to step outside my little bubble I've created.

Is it terrifying to let go? A hundred times yes. Will it be worth it at the end? My experience says yes.

Sometimes it feels like we throw around these verses, but my prayer is that you'll look at them with new eyes,
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me when you seek with all your heart. (Jeremiah 29:11-13)
Oh how precious it is that we have a God who hears us and tells us to come find Him with all our heart! The idea of all of who we are - every single little piece of ourselves - whether we think its significant or not, He asks us to bring to Him. Its to experience true freedom.

As you go throughout your day, join me in looking beyond what we've imagined life to be so we can find the story God is writing upon our hearts and live it out.

The best is truly yet to come.

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