I've been thinking a lot lately. About life. About God. About what's important to me.

And today I wanted to share some tidbits of what I've been thinking about.

This quote:

"I used to think I had to be somebody important to accomplish things, but now I know Jesus uses ordinary people more."- Bob Goff

This is perhaps my biggest struggle as a Christian. 

Understanding that success is not important to God.

Trying to fathom that God uses the weak and the ordinary among us to do the greatest of things.

Accepting that I don't need a fancy, schmancy job title to help people.

Knowing that the best way to love people is to be content and in love with myself and my life.

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I know I keep ever-so-cryptically alluding to life changes on this blog and this mostly stems from an ignorance of God's plan for me for us. I don't know what God has in store for me, I don't know what His timing will look like. But I am trusting. And I am attempting to cling to the things I know to be true in the midst of uncertainty.

Everyone has a dream of what their future will look like and I am no exception. I see a garden blooming with freshly grown veggies, I see pictures of family, friends and travels adorning the walls, I see a house bursting at the seems with babies, and with love.

In this dream, we are not well off, our house is unimpressive and life is not easy peasy. But we are content, on fire for the Lord and our arms are open to everyone who needs a friend, a hug or a good meal. 

This dream is what keeps me going. This dream is attainable, right here and right now. It is not an extraordinary dream, but Jesus does not need it to be. He will take my ordinary dream and create good and wonderful things out of it.

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This is what I've been meditating on lately. And this is all I can hope for in the days, weeks and months to come. 

That my ordinary life will be a vessel for God's extraordinary love.


  1. Your dream sounds amazing!! I see something similar for myself one day. I know you'll get there, probably sooner than you think!

  2. "Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.” ~ Isaiah 42:9

    That verse was running through my head as I was reading this post. Along with this story: http://www.word4life.com/brokenpot.html

    You are going to do amazing things for the Kingdom of God. And you don't have to be a fancy schmancy person to do so. In all honestly, the lack of a fancy job title may even be more appealing to some. People are drawn to people that they can relate to. Just my two cents.

  3. ive kind of been thinking a lot about where my life is going and not having many answers as well recently. i think as hard as it is, it all comes down to trusting that what is meant to work out will.

  4. This is exactly what I needed to read today, thank you!