Friday, August 3, 2012

five minute friday: here

There's a place we are all called to.  A place to serve.  A place to love.  A place to carry out God's will for our lives.

It may be different every day.  Every minute.  But it's there, nonetheless.

It may be around the corner.  Or across the street.  It could be down the hallway to the next office.  Or up the stairs to the powers that be.  It could be through your computer screen to a world you've never seen.  Or it could be all the way around the world to an orphanage or mission field or somewhere.  But it's there.

For each person, it's different.  Unique.  But it's there, hand-picked just for you.  And waiting for you to dig deep and pour out your heart.  In love and in service.

The place I find myself today does not resemble the destination I had dreamed of in my early twenties.  It doesn't look like I had planned.  Instead, it is way better than I could have imagined. 

Back in my hometown.  Married to my high school crush.  Punching the clock to earn a dollar and raise a family.  Diving into the Word and to people who pursue Jesus with fervor and passion.  And doing my best to follow God's will for my life.  His unique plan that He handcrafted just for me.  Inch by inch.  Minute by minute.  And it wasn't until I starting moving, that I found I had arrived...

Here.  Right where I am. 

'We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.'
Proverbs 16:9

1 comment:

  1. You are so right! "His unique plan that He handcrafted just for me." Gosh, I love that. Thanks for sharing your heart! -Sheila,