Like a tree planted by the river
There are days life feels easy. Everything just works. No unexpected surprises that make you want to totally freak out, no failures, no drama, no complications...just (deep breath) harmony and peace.
Then there are those days that you look at yourself in the mirror and ask the question "how on earth did I get here?" Trust me I have had plenty of those days. Anyone in life can tell you. I have encountered struggles that tested my will to live. Literally. I have experienced enough loss for two lifetimes. As they say these days "the struggle is real."
Today I took a good look at my life and I realized I was blind to how blessed I am. I was so busy in my daily routine that I hadn't even stopped to notice all that God has done for me. How selfish? Have I always been self centered? Probably. I'm working on it, promise, really...I am. came
Taking inventory over the last year I came to the realization that nearly every dream I've had in the last 5 years but had no hope to actually see come to fruition has. Allow me to elaborate. I have been blessed with the following:
- A home
- My drivers license
- A new car
- Seizure alert dog
- African Grey Parrot
- Jenday Conures
- Loving Godly Man
- New Laptop
- Amazing website and branding
- Honest success within my business
oh my gosh there is so much more, but those are the big ones. Sure maybe to someone else these things are not a "big deal" but to me, they were nothing short of a miracle.
That's where the image I took above comes in. As believer in Jesus there is a scripture in the bible that inspires us to keep going, to never waiver in hope, that our goals will come to fruition when we envision them as possible. That our life will find stability when we trust God. I'm not talking about the christianese idea of "trusting God" I mean the real act of knowing HE is GOOD no matter the outcome. That HE knows better than you do.
So...thank you Jesus for bringing beauty out of my ashes.