Friday, January 14, 2011

a lot on my mind

we'll start here at the fork in the road. inspired by my friend faith over at wordpress.

so, faith and her husband faced a decision. you can read about it here.

is it not the truth though that we all face decisions? some of them may not seem as significant as others, but in reality, they are all decisions. and, well... a decision must be made. which road shall we travel?

am i going to be content with the place that God has me or am i going to live in misery wishing i was somewhere else? i'll choose contentment. sometimes it's as simple as a choice. i don't say this to forget striving for what i want. i think in order to be content you must also seek God. and, for me... seeking God means continuing to move forward. continue planning the plans that God has been guiding me in planning... like, a youth center in bremen. it's going to happen. my husband and i will facilitate this event. with Gods lead. it will be good.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Marianne Williamson

the above was brought to mind from another friend over at wordpress.

my thoughts on it are, well... it's true. live it.

another thing i've been thinking about as of late is this.... one word.... i've come across numerous times people that are choosing one word to live their lives based around this year. it could be a word that describes who you are, what you want to be, or where you want to go. as i considered this... well actually i wasn't even considering it. i was just drawn to it. and then it happened... i realized i was living it. daily i sought the same thing. i sought to hear God.... and listen... and do.... do what he has told me to do. and with that listen to my heart... what God tells me to do i must take to heart and follow through. and again... do. so, my word is "listen." listen to God. listen to my heart. and listen to others. and in return, do. so, you may see new things this year in my life. i will continue to seek God and go where He tells me to go.

God is good.


  1. Amen. Thank you for this. Sometimes it is so hard to be content, especially while waiting.