Over the past several years, I’ve been struck by this theme of echoes. Echoes of what God has been saying repeating themselves, echoes of the effects of my actions, and lately, echoes of my faithfulness to obey.
For the past several years, I’ve been subconsciously taught and believing that when God tells you (me, whoever) to do something, He provides the ability and materials to do it. The part where I got confused was I thought I had to Continue reading “When God Says “Go””
The other day, I spent a lot of time comparing myself to another person’s accomplishments, and was really struck by how extraordinary they were and how less-than-ordinary that made me feel.
But God reminded me that if He calls me to where I am, then my purpose is extraordinary where I am, even if it seems ordinary. To try and compare to or live out someone else’s purpose, even if I did it well, would never be my extraordinary. My extraordinary is where God says it is. If God promises me something, it’s done. It’s on it’s way. Am I going to give up on it or forget it because I don’t see it or feel it in the moment? Continue reading “My Extraordinary”
I learned so much from you in so little time, and I don’t know that you were even actively teaching. You were living your faith and any teaching of it was a bonus. I caught it instead of being taught it. That’s the kind of life I aspire to live: one so full of faith it seeps out of my very pores and inspires those around me to do the scary things God calls us to. To step out of comfort zones. To walk in faith when it looks crazy, when it doesn’t make sense. To let go of what people think and say about you and cling wholeheartedly to what God says about you. To have a joy that surpasses all understanding and circumstances. To have a peace that guides you. To dream big dreams and follow the dreams God places in our hearts. To trust that God will provide for what He calls us to do.
I have learned so much from you. Your faith inspires me in mine. Keep on shining, keep on following, keep on radiating. I love you.