I have said these words countless times. And yet, just recently I felt convicted to stop saying them and replace them with... "I am in the middle of God's great plan for me!"
If it's true that God loves me, gives me what He believes is best for my life to draw me closer to Him and to bring Him the most glory.... the I must believe that this day, where I am in life, my current circumstances are all a part of His plan for me.
It's not always easy to swallow. I want to be healthy. I want to be able to eat and not wonder how it is going to affect me physically and emotionally. I want to be married. I want kids of my own. I want to sleep through the night. If I'm completely honest... my flesh wants an easy life.
But when I take my eyes off of easy, and dive into God's truth and keep my eyes fixed on Him... I have peace. I have joy. I have hope. I want my life to count for His Name! I want others to see Him and be drawn to Him.
I was blessed today to share the stage with countless stories of: "this is not how I planned or pictured my life to be today... BUT... God is faithful and He does give me what I need for this path He has me on... AND He is good... and I choose to follow Him and not give in to my flesh."
If you didn't get a chance to hear the stories: CLICK HERE!
And below are 2 great songs I hope will encourage you as well.