Two posts in one week – I know. You can go ahead and be impressed.
Lately I’ve been reflecting quite a bit – I think it’s just because I’m getting excited about our wedding and the realization is hitting me that this is a pretty big moment in our lives.
Have you ever thought about chains of events? I do; in fact, I think it’s kinda entertaining to think about how mundane choices can make a difference. I got to thinking the other day about the choices that led me to Jared. What really struck me was how God used even my worst choices to move me closer to His plan for my life. And personally, that’s a relief to me, because I have made plenty of bad choices. However, for the first time I am really at peace with them.
I used to be pretty hard on myself – “why did you stay in that terrible relationship with _____?!”, “why didn’t you stick it out at that awful job longer?”, “why did you react that way to _____?!” – but now I see more of the big picture, and let me tell ya, the big picture is pretty awesome. This is completely because of God, not myself. Obviously I tend to mess things up on my own :). But lucky for me (and you, unless you happen to be perfect) God took even my worst moments and worked them into something beautiful and led me to the man that I know He had planned for me all along. I know He does this in other areas of my life as well, and it’s comforting to know that while I still have free will and I make my own choices, God can create something amazing out of them and bless me beyond what I ever could have done on my own.
So as you are going through your week, take a minute to be thankful for the blessings God has brought out of the ashes for you, and have hope in the bad situations, because I promise God has something better just around the corner.
I can’t wait to see how God will keep moving in our lives as we move forward as a family, and I can’t wait to hear about your blessings as well.