In our culture today, so many people…SO many people are longing for a greater purpose-for a higher calling… And I think especially us as Christians. We get stuck in this rut where we feel like this life is meaningless. This day-to-day, go-go-go life, whether it’s studies or dishes for the 18th time it can sometimes (or most of the time, if we’re being honest) feel pointless, and we long for something greater. We ask the Lord for something larger. I know I’ve cried out with the same prayer over, and over, and over… And over!… The classic ‘use me for greater things. Show me the higher callings and the greater plans you have for me. I’m ready now, Lord. C’mon…!!’ But you know what I’ve had to learn…? These things are NOT on our time but on God’s. He has been teaching me through little things here and there. He has been whispering to me… Things like: ‘Savannah, wait on me. Be patient. I’m a good, good Father, and everything I have for you is perfectly mapped out… Including its timing. Just trust ME! I am enough for you. You’re asking for greater things… But have you been faithful with little? Are you ready for much? When you’re standing at that sink…when you’re struggling through that last algebra lesson, longing for something greater…are you doing your work to the best of your abilities, and unto ME?!’
He knows what’s best for each one of us, and He tells us over and over again, that He knows the plans he has for us! But we have to learn to wait. Our job is to wait on HIS timing…to do all the task…even the little ones as unto Him. These seemingly ‘little’ things are the things He has called you and me to do…so right now, in this place of longing for more, for greater things, we need to get some perspective. This is what He has given us right now, and He expects us to do them diligently and as if they matter… Because they do. The little things matter, and guess what… They DO lead to bigger, and greater things!
So to the weary high schooler. To the worn out Mama. To the businessman searching for a greater purpose: Wait. On. The. Lord. Commite all your ways to Him, and serve Him to the best of your abilities where you are right now-and I can promise you-greater things will follow. He will make your paths straight, but only if you put your trust fully in Him, and wait on His timing. 🙂
John Waller-While I’m Waiting
I recently came across a video of Sadie Robertson on Winter Jam, and the topic of her story inspired and encouraged me. I believe it is a hot topic in our culture (of girls and woman especially), and I think we need to talk about it.
The topic is C O N F I D E N C E. Sadie shared from her heart and told us her story. She shared about how she struggled to find her confidence because she was looking for it in all the wrong places… And sadly, I think a lot of us, (myself included) do. We look for it in how many likes we get on Instagram, the comments we get on our hair, body, voice and eye color ect., but want to know a lil secret?! We will never find our confidence in these places because we will always be let down. We will always long for more. We will never measure up. We will always compare and we will never cease to come up short by the standards we set for ourselves off of what we see others doing.
So where do we find that confidence, and where should it rightfully come from? We should find it in Jesus Christ alone. It should all come from the Lord. Every. Single. Bit. Because you know what? We will not find it elsewhere. When we seek to find our confidence in the Lord, we will because it will no longer be about the likes or what others think of us, but it will be because of what the Lord thinks of us, and He thinks well of you, my dear. In His eyes you are worthy. You are perfectly created in HIS image and He wouldn’t have you any other way. He says you are beautiful, my darling. If you are seeking to live a life fully for Him, He says He is well pleased. In all honesty, how can one hear these things and not find confidence in Him?! If you truly believe Him when He says you are a good and perfect creature made especially in His image for a divine purpose how can you not find your confidence in Him? No matter what the world says, what the gossip girls in the school hall whisper about you, know that you are worthy, you are a beautiful soul, and nothing can change that. That is worthy of finding confidence in, is it not?!
I think Sadie puts it best when she says:
“You’re never going to be content with who you are unless you allow God to come in, I’m not saying that’s what you have to believe, but I’m saying that’s the best option I’ve ever found … Humans have never given me a better comfort zone than what God can give me.”
So if you take away anything today, take away the fact that you are beautiful. You are loved. You, beautiful, are worthy. ❤️
– Just an Ordinary Girl with Real Struggles