Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I Want Whats Mine

As I drove home from Paducah KY I was contemplating some of the changes in my life recently. I was pondering on the things that at one point brought me feelings of anxiousness, concern, even panic at moments - and to be totally honest still sometimes try to grab at my heart for a few split seconds sometimes when I awake at 2am in the dark of night.
But what I am learning over and over in such grand and small ways is that if those changes had not come to my life, then the new things I am experiencing now would never have touched my life either.
For instance I would not have been able to take time away to join my husband for the last few days on his work related jaunt. A couple of what on the surface could be seen as regular old weekdays by many standards, but that upon closer examination are shown to reveal so much more.

Like an unexpected sweet time of silly road talk, lots of laughter, precious romantic moments with the man I love, finding a beautiful new vacation spot we would love to return to soon because we took a spontaneous side trip along the way, getting to meet singer Jeff Jenkins from The Voice in the middle of the Pancake Pantry in Nashville on the way, seeing a wall of creative artwork along the river in Paducah that uniquely paints the history of a town I mistakenly saw as unassuming before, and seeing many beautiful examples of God's creation all along the way.
Oh, if we could just forget what we think we need or want, and let Him give us what He wants us to have, there is nothing in our wildest dreams that could match the ongoing blessings of receiving what is good and perfectly designed by God for us each... "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”
1 Corinthians 2:9

I want what is mine - from Him - in all its perfection :)

Joyful on the Journey


Cyndiss said...

Isn't God just perfect in His time and His ways. He reaches out to us in ways specifically designed for us as individuals. His love never ceases to completely amaze me and leaves me in pure awe. Isn't that AMAZING! Such a great word!

Marlina said...

Thanks for sharing this Marisa! I really needed to hear it! Sometimes it's difficult to let go of those things I believe would be good for me (i.e. my wants), but are not in God's plan for my life. When I am truly honest with myself, if God does not want something for me, why in the world would I want it? After reading this, I am encouraged to let go of that something I've been wishing for - for quite a while now. As good as I believe it could can't compare to what God wants for me. Thank you again!

Marisa Lykins said...

And I think that when we let go that we do sometimes get what we have been wanting - only in the shape and form He desires, if that burning and yearning is from Him and His heart for us... and as in most cases, when we stop looking so hard for 'it' in the form we think it should be in, 'it' arrives in a different but even more beautiful package than we ever thought possible!

Marlina said...

Nicely said!