Daily Delight

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Recently, I have noticed that I am a daydreamer. I actually have always been that way, but am now realizing how much it impacts the way I think, feel and believe. I'm always "dreaming" of the new shoes or raise I am waiting for, the husband I hope to have one day or my next vacation. 

When things go the way I want, I still dream about the next thing to fill that emptiness in me. It's almost like I am reaching for something so far, and it's mentally and physically draining. For me this is to-do lists, comparison and living up to society’s expectations. 

This is the time when I ask God, "What is wrong in my heart right now? Why do I feel like this, and how do I fix it?" Then, I take a moment. He wants us to also look to listen, not just hear, him instead of worrying about what’s next on my to-do list. 

Being a year out of college, I am not as committed to so many thing as I was then. I am now learning how to use my "free time" wisely. Sometimes, though, it seems that I'm just living life to get by. Waking up, rushing to work, coming home, eating dinner & then bed. Repeat. What else is there?
I often ask God to take out anything that is in my heart, that is not His will. As well as to also put anything into my heart that is His will, that isn't already there. I have found so much peace in asking this of Him. This draws me closer to His will, which then turns into my will. Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. (John 14:13) 

I now challenge myself to daydream about the happiness that can fill my heart through serving our Lord. I make sure to have something new to look forward to everyday. Whether it's joining a kick ball team with some friends, volunteering in my local community, joining a house church- whatever it may be. At the end of the day, we must be committed to the Lord over anything else, and He alone can fill our emptiness. 

About the Author

Carli Stump≫ ≫ Originally from the great state of Ohio, Carli moved to Nashville, TN, five years ago to attend Lipscomb University and believes that staying in Nashville is God’s calling for her. // An avid foodie with a love for adventure and fellowshipping with good friends, Carli is always in the mood for a good meal and a deep convo. // Currently working for a behavioral healthcare company, she has found a strong passion for working with those struggling with mental health and addiction illness. This has allowed her to better understand that we all have our own, unique story and owe it all to Him. // Carli hopes that being a part of the Daughter of Delight family will help to give her and others the courage to take that leap of faith; in hopes to transform their faith into something bigger and better.


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