When I read Holley’s topic for this week’s God-sized dream post–to write about a typical day–I smiled.
A typical day?
It seems like there hasn’t really been one around here lately. :)
If I look at just last week, I see the surprises that unexpectedly inserted themselves into my schedule… Sometimes very welcome (finding out last Friday that my new book Finding Mommy Bliss will be launching Monday), and sometimes very unwelcome (finding out at work about two precious girls who have been victims of trafficking who urgently need a home)…
and I’m reminded that we never really know what our days hold.
For me–the eternal planner–that’s hard sometimes.
I’m the type of person who thinks about the future a lot. I like to plan and anticipate, and there’s a certain thrill for me in reaching milestones and goals.
So when something unexpected pops up, I immediately go into planning mode (as if everything depends on me).
Even the great news about my book made me pause for a minute. I was super excited and happy, but part of me was instantly hesitant, wondering if I was prepared enough (was my book marketing plan in place? what was my book marketing plan?).
And then I read Matthew 6:25-33. (Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life… do not worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’… But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well.)
And I was reminded of something else: that I don’t have to worry.
So instead of worrying about all the things I don’t know, I’m trying to lean closer and deeper into the One who does know. And in my leaning, the feeling that it all depends on me suddenly starts to disappear, and the peace (that really does surpass all understanding) comes.
Which is how I want to live, anyway.
So even though I’m not always successful at remembering that, that’s how I want my typical day to be: full of awareness and assurance that God’s got me–and my hopes and dreams–in His hand. And that as long as I’m depending on Him, I can handle anything that comes my way, with confidence and faith.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. -Philippians 4:13
(Oh, and a couple of updates: I work at Courage Worldwide, a non-profit that builds homes for kids rescued out of trafficking, and we are working hard to bring the two precious girls home to Courage House. Many people have responded and we are so grateful. To stay tuned, you can visit our Facebook page where we are posting updates. And about my book launch, it released yesterday via a new, multimedia reading platform called Snippet, and it went great. Snippet is really neat; you have to check it out. In fact, Snippet hit #7 in the app store yesterday, which was very cool.)
I invite you to go visit Holley’s place today and join in the Dream link-up!
And while you are at it, go get Holley’s book You Were Made for a God-Sized Dream: Opening the Door to All God Has For You (it is SO good!) and open your own door to the possibilities ahead, on both your typical and not-so-typical days!