Thank God for Closed Doors

For I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. – Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT)

Thank God for closed doors! Thank God for preventing us from walking into something that would have meant us no good. I’m so thankful that God shut the door on what are now expired desires before they had a chance to produce lasting offspring in my life. Frustration, regret and life-long consequences prevented because I stepped aside and allowed God to close doors and sever relationships. I thank God for taking control of the wheel no matter how hard I wanted to follow my own path. There’s protection in closed doors. There’s a certain safety that comes from missing out on a supposed opportunity.

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The Gift of Now

Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. – Proverbs 27:1 (NLT)

I can’t allow myself to miss out. For the past few years I have struggled greatly with living in the present. Not so much because I’m stuck in the past but because I long, plan, daydream and become anxious for the future. I know that I cannot live a truly fulfilling life this way but it seems so difficult to not get caught up in my goals and aspirations. But that’s the thing, I’m getting caught up in my goals, my dreams, my plans and my will. What about God’s plan?

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Delayed Not Denied

If you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. – Proverbs 3:24 (ESV)

Every week Monday through Friday I receive devotionals in my emails. When I get in to work in the morning, I usually start my day off by reading them to help me get through that day. One that has stuck out with me is about the f-word. The FAITH word…lol

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All You Have to Do is.. Wait!

I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me up out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. – Psalm 40:1-3 (NIV)

WAIT!

That’s a fighting word right there. Telling me to wait is like telling me to take my earrings off and put on some tennis shoes. LOL. Absolutely not…. right? Maybe? Well, if not fighting it surely makes me want to drop to the floor and kick my feet like a 2 year old. (Wouldn’t that be a crazy sight to see?)

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