Tuesday, March 5, 2013

tell Him about your plan...

Lately, I've been so anxious about the future. I've seen so many posts about LDR (long distance relationships) and sometimes the facetime chats with my family and Chris just can't give me the satisfaction/comfort that I desire.
I tend to forget that it was God that provided me with this great job. God who has brought Chris through law school thus far. God that decided I would be lucky enough to have the best parents and siblings in the world. God who timed Chris and my relationship so perfectly.
It's so funny how quickly I lose sight of His plan for my life. Each day this week He has made sure the devotional in "Jesus Calling" would apply perfectly to my anxious heart. Even the sermon on Sunday was meant for me! "Being a disciple when God's plans are not your plans." Really God?! I hear ya!
"Let not your heart be troubled, His tender word I hear, And resting on His goodness, I lose my doubts and fears; Though by the path He leadeth, but one step I may see..."- Civilla Durfee Martin 

I guess the whole point of this post is to remind myself--and hopefully some of you--that God has a perfect plan for our lives. It may not be our plan, and it may not be our timing, but it will be so much better than we can ever imagine.

Thank you, God, for blessing me with a wonderful family, loving boyfriend, and a job in this shaky economy. You will bring Chris and I back together at your perfect timing, that I believe. Although I can only see one step ahead of me, you will provide me with the desires of my heart.

If you're feeling anxious or overwhelmed with the troubles of this world, cry out to Him and let Him help carry that load.

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."-Romans 8:28

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In other news...I'm guest posting- a less personal post- over at As Told by Kendahl for my mood board link up below.

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  1. Haha! You are so right!! Our posts are so much alike!! Love the new design girl!

  2. What a great reminder :) Thanks for that!

  3. such a great reminder of one of the reason's I started blogging... And of life! Great post mam :)

  4. great post. i've been having some difficulties lately with my job situation and i need to remember that everything happens for a reason and i just have to have faith that it will get better. it's just so hard! happy to read this today just when i needed it! new follower of your blog :)
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com

  5. I definitely remind myself that whatever happens in my life happens for a reason. If it is something good, than I am thankful. If it is something bad, I am still eventually thankful, for I usually learn some sort of lesson from the bad experience.

    Thanks for linking up!!!

  6. Awesome post, and I think I needed that message this week too! The part about His timing is definitely a challenge for me sometimes, but like you said, we all need to trust in His plan! Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. Great post. I'm glad you're finding Jesus Calling to be helpful. I am currently working through that devotional as well. I've really enjoyed it so far and there have been a number of days that I felt it perfectly fit my life, too.

  8. you look beautiful Jaime... love your bold choice of lipstick!

    Here are mine if you get a second to take a peak: