Monday, February 1, 2010

Happy Right Where I Am...

This is just ONE of the devotionals that I received this past week. I firmly believe that God knew I needed Him and needed to hear His words...

"It's good to be passionate about your dreams, but did you know a dream can become an idol? If that's all you think about and you're not going to be happy unless it happens your way, that's out of balance. The fact is, sometimes you have to put that dream on the altar.

Are you frustrated because you're trying to force things to happen on your timetable? Sometimes we hold on to things so tightly, but actually, when we let them go, that's when God can bring them to pass. If you'll release that frustration and not let it become the center of your attention, but instead use that same time and energy to thank God that He's directing your steps, you open the door for God to give you the desires of your heart.

We have to remember, God already knows what we want and what we are in need of. He's the One who put those desires in us. We shouldn't be consumed by trying to make things happen. Instead, a greater act of faith is to be happy right where you are; to stay open and trust God because He has good plans in store for your future!"

5 comments:

Jenn said...

Wow...needed that.

Life Happens said...

Great devotional and so true. Sometimes we just have to trust in the Lord and know that our time table is not His timetable.

Thanks for sharing.

monelle said...

A great message I needed to hear! Thanks!

Faith said...

God has really convicted me lately about the "idol" thing and I've had to lay some things at His feet too.

Trusting and believing with you =)

rae said...

That is a wonderful devotion! Thanks for sharing.....I needed to hear that. Thank you so much for sharing so openly!