Back in December last year I thought that August was so far away. I was smack in the middle of a relationship and a super busy time of life. Now it’s August. I’ve now been single longer than I was in a relationship and life has changed in every way possible. I’m changing the way I work, I’m moving countries, moving in with flatmates again and going back to school…It’s kind of a freak out moment, but that’s another story.
A few months ago I wrote about not taking one day for granted; that you really never know what the next moment will bring you. That lesson still stands and how excited am I to see what tomorrow brings?
You’d think I would have learned by now that God’s plans are not my plans, His ways greater than mine…but clearly I have not. I still find myself day dreaming about what’s going to happen next, where life will take me next summer. Maybe I’m just made to always think bigger than where I am at…it hasn’t exactly hurt me yet.
Instead of altering who I am inherently I’m learning to live within who I am while following the only rule book that I know; The Bible and develop good habits every day.
God’s word says that we should not worry about tomorrow, for today has enough worries of its own.
It says that He knows the plans He has for us, that they are good, they will prosper us and not harm us.
He says He wants to give us a life that is exceedingly and abundantly more than we can ever imagine.
I figure I’m actually right on track. Why not dream big? Why not do things that scare me? Why not take giant leaps of faith KNOWING, not just HOPING that God will place me exactly where I need.
So now, just like in those moments where I didn’t have strength left, where my heart broke so deep that I stood in the bathroom and cried out to God to give me all His strength…now, when I find myself dreaming and getting a bit anxious, I will stop. Selah.
And then ask God to guide me, direct me, show me HIS way and give me the peace, wisdom and direction I need to live out all that I can, for Him and to show the world HIS love.
And like the moments where I needed His strength this practice will take time and discipline to become the norm, this too will take time to become a habit and I’ll get there one day.
Until then, I’m having fun of dreaming of summers in France and New York and maybe even Atlanta…and books to be written, companies to be started and lives that are going to change…
What habit do you need to form?