It's been about a month since my last post. If I were to know then, where I am right now, I would of shrugged you off like a bad hair day. Looking back I must have underestimated God's plan. In a month's time I have seen a numb heart bubble into a wellspring of life and hope. I have seen an empty bank account grow into more than enough. I've seen someone's average life turn a 180 to expectation and excitement for the future. I have witnessed the perfect people coming into my life at the perfect time.
Some of these things I have been trusting for a long time. AND ALL IN A MONTH! One of my good friends told me today..."and there's more." When we think things are good...there's more. God's Will, which simply means His perfect plan, is perfect,pleasing,good, and more than you could ever imagine. His plans always take different shapes.
Excuse me for getting ahead of myself, let me quickly explain a few details. Last year I attended a Leadership Internship in Birmingham,AL after quitting my job as a hair stylist in Minnesota. I had a life changing year, but wasn't positive I was up for a second year in the South. Not until a month ago when I realized it was the correct "next step." It sounds easy right? False. Have you ever presented a plan for the future to your parents or close friends that sounds illogical, but your heart knows it's right? Have you ever not had the resources to do what seems to be the right thing to do? Bingo! That's basically how it went down. That's where the faith part came in...major. That's where the "getting on my knees" part came in...major. That's where the testing, "is really God or not" part came in...you get the point. So I opened my hands to let HIM show me the way.
Long story short-I am sitting in a Starbucks in Birmingham bobbing my head to some jams, more expectant than ever, and totally stoked to be alive. This was God's plan for me to be here, for now. I used to have a big lack of concern for living a life for HIM. That life is comparative to plain vanilla ice cream, however I've moved on to a banana splits with lots of whipped cream,sprinkles,chocolate,peanuts,carmel,cookies, and ten cherries on top. I feel like a little kid.
When I feel like. Do I have the heart of a child? Am I slipping into religion, or do I have the simple yet powerful faith of a child. Am I getting wrapped up in my own ideas and forget to rejoice with others? That ties into my faith as well. When I pray am I expecting for him to answer me? OF course HE desires to help me, and bless HIS kids. I want to be excited to spend time with Jesus, just like I got excited when I was a little girl hanging out with my daddy.
Gosh, my heart is chalk full right now. You need to know that your heart can be chalk full too. Prayer stinkin' works. We don't always get the answers overnight. But we are supposed to never give up. DO NOT give up on your cruddy circumstance right now. DO NOT give up on that family member who doesn't seem to get it. DO NOT give up on your hurting friend. Life's better when it's viewed through a lens of a child. Just remember...
Let's be child like.
"I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven."