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Merlin: You know, lad, that love business is a powerful thing.
Arthur: Greater than gravity?
Merlin: Well yes, boy, in its way… yes, I’d say it’s the greatest force on earth
—Sword in the Stone taught us so much. (via nosomostanraros)
A woman in her glory, a woman of beauty, is a woman who is not striving to become beautiful or worthy or enough. She knows in her quiet center where God dwells that he finds her beautiful, has deemed her worthy, and in him, she is enough.
I’m totally having Calling Envy right now. Is that a thing? Probably not a thing. But we’re gonna say it’s a thing. I’m reading this BOMB-TASTIC book called Kisses from Katie and it is absolutely blowing my mind. This faithful little girl (by girl I mean 18 year old) moved to Uganda and now at the age of 24 has FOURTEEN adopted children and runs a ministry that she founded herself. WHAT?! Wow! That’s absolutely amazing. Katie’s story gets me so pumped up. I LOVE reading and hearing and seeing the faithfulness of God’s children… How they answered The Call and WENT!! It just warms my heart and really gives me further evidence to the undeniable truth that there IS a God, and that He is great!
But that leads me to my Calling Envy… I’m 19. A year older than Katie. By this time she was already in Uganda laying down the groundwork for this ministry… And I’m sitting in my extremely expensive, overly decorated dorm room at a private Christian college writing on a blog from my new macbook air… with no idea what I want to do with my future or how I’m going to do anything to further God’s kingdom… I literally feel disgusting right now. Like, I am disgusted with my wealth and my laziness and the fact that I have the NERVE to say “LOL! just a broke college freshman!!” Umm… NO! I know God isn’t calling me to full-time ministry in Uganda or to drop out of college and go live on the street… but I also don’t know what He DOES want me to do!! I know, I know, wait for His timing and while you wait, go and serve in the world around you. Yes. I know this. I understand this… But I want to know NOW! I want to stop wasting time in school not knowing. I want a plan of ATTACK! I want to run, full force at my future, grab it, and GO!! I want to have a purpose… I know, I know, I have a purpose: to love God and love my neighbors and make disciples of all nations. I KNOW!!
I have a planning problem… I want to know everything… But I’m not supposed to know everything. And daaaaang, that’s frustrating. I know God has perfect timing, and a perfect plan… but it’s just so easy to get caught up in my own!! This is what I want, when I want it, how I want it, and this is how I want it wrapped… but God doesn’t work that way!!
Gotta dig into the Word and into prayer… it is NOT about me.
English Standard Version (ESV)
31 but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint.