“We usually focus on what we are doing or where we are going, but God’s primary concern is who we’re becoming in the process.” “It’s not about being in the right place at the right time; it’s about being the right person, even if you find yourself in the wrong circumstances. Success has nothing to do with how gifted or how resourced you are; it has everything to do with glorifying god in any and every situation.” Mark Batterson; The Circle Maker
Challenging and just what I need to hear this week! I pray that those words wash over you with all of their truth and help to build you up and re build you as you become the person you were created to be… in the process. Have a great weekend.
I have to say, Never have I embraced my woman hood as much as I have in this last year! “I have loved you with an everlasting love, I will build you and you will be re built” Jer. 31 3-4.
This was my verse last year, and i have gone through and am still in, the re building process! I was dismantled….in an explosion….pieces of me scattered every where! My heart and my mind where pretty critical, but they were not only saved, they have started to regenerate in ways they couldn’t have before and are much stronger than ever!
That is a reflection of how awesome and masterful our Creator is! He delights in taking broken and making them beautiful. I accept that. I am broken, I am beautiful! I am fear ful and wonderful. I am precious and deep. I love with everything in me and I hurt the same. I do not have time for shallow. I write, I sing, I play the guitar, the drums, the piano. I ask, seek and knock and I worship. When I laugh, it’s from my toe nails! When I cry it is with despair. I am focused, I am motivated and when I get knocked down- I won’t stay there. I care less about what people think of me and I care more about people.I hike, ride my bike, and walk in sunshine (even if it’s 2 degrees)!I repent and I forgive. Love means more to me than it did a year ago, it is more vulnerable with safe people and it is more practical but it is more sacred. I am more of the reflection of the One who designed me than I had been, with my emotion, passion, life,broken ness and the culmination of all the other amazing women in my life. I was created to be me, this one woman.
Celebrate the women in your life today on this International Women’s Day!