I am working on a mega-entry on what God’s teaching me. In the meantime, I leave you with wisdom from two of my absolute favorites…Jennie Allen and Ann Voskamp
Jennie Allen statuses from this week (each new paragraph is a new status)
The ironic thing about believing in God and supernatural things is that the invisible stuff is actually the most trust-worthy, the most stable. So the concrete things we can see and touch, they become the wind, they become the things we try to catch, and over and over, they pass through our fingers and souls, keeping us empty. But when I take my empty self to God, he feels familiar and stable and more like concrete than wind.
We are all unique and needed in this plan. To hide our gifts, or to deny them, or to compare and wish them away is not only taking from yourself; it is taking from God, his church, and a world that needs to see the expression of God you bring. It’s the expression he designed you to bring to it.
Some of you have jobs you hate and will be called to stay, and some of you have jobs you love and God will call you to go. The paradigm of a believer is holistically different than that of those without God. Without a living God, you get to be your own god. With a living God, who works for eternal purposes, He gets to use us however He pleases.
Life is too short to spend much time worrying about where on this planet you should be. As Jim Elliott, the great martyr missionary said, “Wherever you are, be all there.”
Now from Ann Voskamp. Profound wisdom and obedience