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Take the Limits Off

When it comes to personalities, I am a Planner, and being a Planner means a lot of things frustrate me. Slow people, for one. Like when you’re in a hurry somewhere to do something, or late for something, and everyone around you seems to be taking their leisurely time with strolling – I literally can’t deal! The sinner in me literally has to stop herself from going ape-crazy and just shoving people out of my way lol. And what about interruptions??? Yes, there have always been 24 hours in a day, and we are constantly building new contraptions to make more and more of it available for other things – but let’s face it, very few of us can say we have the time for unwanted interruptions. There’s just so much more to do: deadlines to meet and errands to run, and I personally hate to waste a second if…

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Conversations with God

Sometimes I still feel like I have to monitor God in some aspects of my life lol I say: “God- can we collaborate on this life thing? Can I give you suggestions about what I want this to look like? Tell you what would work best for me?” And He gives me the side-eye, laughs, and shakes His head. “Child, you had the reigns, and look at where it got you!” He says. “ But,” I protest, “I just need you to know some things about me… you know, my preferences and what-not” “Really?” He chuckles. “Like what? Pray tell.” “Well… like, in terms of the man I want to spend the rest of my life with. I want him to be-” “Wait-” God interjects “Let me get a pen!” He feigns a search for a writing instrument. I frown, but He smiles. “Continue” He says. “I’m listening.” “Well…” I…

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But Even If He Doesn’t

Growing up, the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego was my absolute favorite. There was something spectacular about knowing there was a God who could deliver me from fire… aaaand Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were the coolest Bible names ever lol. I’ve been meditating on the story and I’ve known there was a message in there I wanted to share, but it was one I was in a battle with myself, so I shoved to the back of my mind. Yesterday, I was reminded of it, and I just have to share. Some background for those who don’t know the story: Around 605BC, Babylon under the reign of King Nebuchadnezzar, laid siege to Jerusalem, destroyed it, and took many Israelites captive- among them the youth of royalty, including Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah (these were their names before they were taken captive). The Bible says: The king told Ashpenaz, head…

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How did you fully trust God?

It’s a process – one I’m still going through lol I think as human beings we all like to be in total control of everything. We’re taught the formulas for life and for success- be good and work hard and life will work out just right. So you’re good- or at least relatively so. You don’t do ‘bad things’ or kill anyone or anything of that sort. You work hard- go to the best schools and get good grades. You follow the formula to a T. And so you figure, it’s all going to work out. I got this in the bag. But it doesn’t. And you don’t. And for the life of you, you can’t understand why. After crossing all the T’s and dotting all the I’s there is still something missing- the formula isn’t complete. And that’s where I found myself. Essentially, at the end of myself. I…

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