Wednesday, June 2, 2010

accepting where i am...

inspiration: i'll always want more.

it always amazes me how caught up in the "me" things in life.
i am so blessed. sure, i have a lot of things that aren't ideal or nice or perfect. but i'm still blessed with WAY more than i deserve.

sure, i'd love to have more money.
or a boyfriend.
or a car that doesn't break down all the time.
or a nice vacation.
...and the list could go on and on and on....

but when im in moods like this (aka selfish, bratty, wishing for the greener grass), i have to just take a step back and accept where i am. it's an incredibly hard thing for me to do...i tend to expect too much of other people and not enough of God and i have that completely backwards.

my full trust should always be in God and His plans for me.
i won't always get what i want. but it's because God has something better planned down the road. i have to be patient. i have to trust Him.
but i know that by accepting where i am now and following where He leads, i won't be disappointed in the gifts He has planned for me.


The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.

He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,

he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

--Psalm 23

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