Friday, May 9, 2008

Dear God, Thank You for Tyler...

I am way thankful for Tyler, Texas. Um...wait. Let me re-phrase. I'm just way thankful for God. DUH, right? It's just that...I have recently been let in on some pretty cool info. Apparently, God TOTALLY has a purpose for Brian and I being here. Who'd'a thunk it? haha...I know, I know. I'm pathetic. I mean...I have told people all along that I totally trust in where God leads us and am ENTHUSED to honor His will as He reveals it to us by opening and closing doors. Um...talkin the talk. Walking the walk?...not so much.

I realized that I have been treating Tyler as a short resting point on a much larger journey. But, who am I to say that it is only a rest stop? Who am I to think that I KNOW what God has planned for our future? For all I know, we could spend the rest of our lives here. I have NO idea. HOWEVER, God recently slapped me on the wrist and awakened me to the fact that I have not been ACTING faithfully. I have chosen my steps carefully, building relationship here, but with the idea in the back of my mind that it would only be temporary. Proof of my total and complete trust in Him would look more like me embracing that THIS is my home. THIS is God's will for my life right now. I should be searching and seeking His purpose for me IN THIS PLACE. DUH. I'm pretty sure a 2nd grader could have taught me THIS lesson.

Anyway, I'm excited :) I KNOW without a SHADOW of a doubt that there is an INCREDIBLE purpose for Brian and me in Tyler, Texas. Tyler, Texas is EXACTLY where we are supposed to be right now, and I am SO happy to be reminded of that. I am excited not only to continue to seek Him, but to actually LISTEN to His reponse.

Sometimes, I am so dumb.

Yay, God :)

4 comments:

Tbaby said...

:)

Jacci said...

i love you.

Jamie said...

okay so...i think i need to adopt that attitude about Clear Lake right now! been holding back big time on investing in relationships b/c i see this as temporary...but who knows where God wants us in the long run...and for now here i am...and i am starving for fellowship! thanks for encouraging me to trust Him more and be a good steward on my time and relationships while i am here...for however long it may be!

Daniel Smith said...

See. Look at the profound impact you have on the world! You are already inspiring people, through your blog to team with Jesus to be a difference maker in this world! I love it! Miss you guys!