“You Can Have Whatever You Like!”
Hey Ladies, it’s another day, another chance…
You know what I have realized recently? I’ve realized that if I got everything I ever wanted in life, it would suck. No seriously, if I got the house I wanted, the job I have been dreaming of, and that gorgeous loving man who would sweep me off my feet, I would seriously be disappointed. Wanna know why? I’ll tell you.
The Dream Life
We have a standard of what we want our life to look like. We all have an idea of what “success” looks like for our lives. I used to say “Lord, please just let me have kids before you come back!” or “Jesus pleeeease just let me meet that man before it is time to go to heaven.” However, I realized there is nothing I could ever imagine or envision for myself that God has not planned that is 10 times greater for me.
You see Ladies, we have these boxes…these checklists that we think will satisfy our happiness. When God is waiting for us to say “God, whatever you have for my life I want it.” Not my will anymore Lord. Not my 3 kids and a husband before I turn 30. Not my high paying job and perfect town house with the Keurig on the marble kitchen top. Not everything I want for myself before I can be happy enough to focus on you Lord. Frankly Ladies, that is called being selfish.
The Best Plan
I am just beginning to understand how much better God’s plan is for me, and trust me I am not perfect. It is hard Ladies. It’s hard letting go when we see others having what we want. But we must understand that His timing and His plans for us are far beyond where our minds can go. I so badly wanted kids. So much that I thought my life would start once I
became a mother. However, I let go of that as a means to my happiness. I still want kids, but I can see that He can set me up not just to have kids of my own but be able to love and help kids around the world. Ladies, I don’t mean that you should not dream and have goals for yourself but let us not stay in the box of basic blessings. Let us allow God to blow our minds with what He has for us. A God who created the heavens and the earth can give us more than just that sexy man, or that two story house can’t He? Think about it….
And this is why I change…
Jeremiah 29:11 KJV
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”