Thursday, April 23, 2015

why hello 32!

If you had asked me a year ago where I would be on my 32nd birthday, I would have told you something completely opposite of where I am right now. That what I had planned would not have included a season of singleness (hopefully only a season), living at home and still being asked what year in high school/college I am in. Yes, I know I will appreciate it later in life-but I don't right now. When you are getting undergarments for a dress for your brother's upcoming wedding and the lady asks if this is a prom dress or bridesmaid dress, it is frustrating. Anyway, I digress. 

The heart of man plans his ways, but the LORD establishes his steps. ~Proverbs 16:9

Many are the plans in the mind of a man, 
but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand. ~Proverbs 19:21

A man's steps are from the LORD; how then can man understand his way? ~Proverbs 20:24

Proverbs- the book of wisdom. These are just a few of the verses that mention how man plans, but the Lord's sovereignty and ways will always be accomplished. I have learned these past few months that I would not want it any other way. God is Sovereign. God is in control. God knows and I can rest in Him alone. He alone satisfies, He alone is faithful, He alone loves me with an everlasting love. 

God is teaching me all about His wisdom and what will truly last for eternity. I thought I knew what I wanted to do in the future. I thought I knew what I wanted in a husband. I thought I knew what I wanted my marriage to look like and be like. However, I had no idea. 

I had no idea that God's view of my future, my husband and my marriage would be far above what I could think or imagine. He has been teaching me that what I thought was wonderfully awesome and the very best is really just a tiny glimpse of what He wants to do in and through me. Lord willing that will include being in ministry with a husband who wants to serve God and do His will as much as I do. 

Instead of focusing on what I don't have right now, this year I want to focus on walking in faith and saying "yes" to God, wherever He may take me and whatever His plan may be. 


  1. Sometimes life takes crazy turns. Just remember God is in control!

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  2. You've decided to live a life of adventure. Saying yes to God no matter where he leads can be a challenge, but it will always have great rewards.