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God’s plans are so much BIGGER!

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about my life. I’ve been thinking about the whole big picture – not just the here and now. I want my life to mean something – I want to make a difference. We’re only here for just a little while and then we get the immense honor of living with Jesus forever. I don’t want to spend my time on earth living in mediocrity. I want to live BIG! Why? Because I have a big God … that’s why!

I am coming to recognize that God’s plan for our lives is anything but normal. My plans were small, unoriginal, and well … a little bit boring. I am so thankful that God didn’t listen when I complained that He wasn’t doing things my way. Little by little he peels back the veil and my eyes see what He’s painting a little better. He just reveals one color, one brush stroke at a time. It always wows me when He does. I think, “Really God? Wow – I never would have thought of that! You’re so good! So amazing!”

Of course then a little fear sets in … can I do it? Am I worthy? Did He really pick the right girl? But as soon as I begin to question the wisdom of His choice He gives me the answer loud and clear, “NO – you can’t do it and you’re not worthy … but, I absolutely picked the right girl.” God makes no mistakes. God can do anything through us if we are willing to let Him. We are not worthy of His attention and blessings, but in His extravagant love for us He still gives that gift. Then I am reminded that He tells us we can do anything through Christ Jesus who gives us all the strength we need. (Philippians 4:13)

I am so humbled to see what God is unfolding in our lives … and so thankful that He firmly said no when I asked for other things. He plans so much better and bigger than I ever could!

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