January 16, 2019
10:34pm on a Tuesday.
I walk into the bathroom. All jammied up and ready for bed. We had been playing outside earlier so my throat is scratchy. With tired eyes I take off my glasses and set them on the white tiled sink. Then reach for my favorite eucalyptus soap to wash my hands.
The antique faucet combined with the cold winter night means no more hot water. Deep breath. Icy water meets my warm skin. Forgetting the towel, like always, I walk slowly into the bedroom. Face hovered over my cupped hands in hopes that the water doesn’t drip from my cheeks to the floor. And then it hits me.
For years I told myself lies, born out of fear, that kept me not only from doing what I love, but from what I believe God has called me to do. And what he has called me to do is to see what is right in front of me and say thank you. Thank you for this place. For this family. (However crazy messy it is) Thank you for this job. And even for my icy faucet water.
He does everything for His Glory and for your good. Your good!! What would it be like if we walked around knowing that the God of the universe is working things for our good?
I encourage you, I implore you, to step out of your comfort zone. Take a leap of faith and don’t worry about working every last detail of your life out.
The definition of “making it” looks a whole lot different when you begin to be thankful for whats right in front of you. You may just look around and realize what you have been wanting all along is right here. Yes, set goals for the future. Yes, learn from the past. But do not focus so hard on those things that you miss the blessings of today. They are all around.
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28.
Want to say hey? Instagram is where I’m at and I’d love to meet you!