Sometimes God has different plans! Not only does he have different plans, but sometimes He even tests us in those plans! A stream of examples; Husband & I desperately need a new car so we start planning for one. Within two weeks of really wanting one & trying to figure out how to make it work, my sister calls with exciting news that she just bought a new car! Several weeks later, we're house-sitting and realizing all the benefits of owning our own home. So again, we start dreaming, planning, & budgeting for it. Within weeks of this dream coming alive in us I find out that my brother in-law & sister in-law just put in an offer and are going through the stages of buying a gorgeous house. And then, most of you know that for months now, I've been dreaming of owning my own shop/boutique (far fetched for right now, I know), but today I opened up my blog roll & read from Kendi that she just got the keys to open her new shop! ... Whew, lets just say God is testing me & I've been constantly fighting against my tendencies to be SUPER jealous & envious! I'm continually reminding myself that my life really is amazing & that God is constantly providing more than I ever dreamed of needing! This verse has really sunk in lately & has become my daily prayer...
Matt. 6:24 "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
I must thank my friends & family for being so patient with me during this journey of 'waiting' that God is taking me through! God is constantly teaching me, changing me, & renewing my life which is such a blessing! God is teaching me to be content with my life & where He has me at the moment because there is a reason why He has me here. Daily I remind myself to live in the moment for His purpose & not for my fleshly desires (like materialistic things)!
[O, & if you haven't seen that cute green monster, Mike Wazowski, in Monsters Inc. You totally need to go watch the movie right now! It's one of our all time faves. ]