Daily Delight

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Over the past couple of years, I thought I have had it all figured out. For us as women, that may be being the best daughter, wife, sister, mom or friend that we can be- and then failing. In other words, simply going a different way than planned or expected. 

We all have our own individual hopes and dreams in life. These can be big or small. Sometimes when I see myself fail- I convince myself that God is holding back something from me. Whether it’s that new step in my life, a goal I seem to be so close to reaching, or a healing of an insecurity. But this is such a false narrative way that I view God.

Through all of this, He doesn’t hold anything back from us. He knows our thoughts, words and actions before it happens and loves us no matter what. The simplest example: If you skip church on a Sunday, God is not going to “punish” you or take away something you have because of that. Instead of convincing ourselves of the false areas of God to be true, we need to shift our view on how we can keep furthering His kingdom instead. Through that, we can more easily see the real perspective He has on us, which is Love.

What I’ve learned is this: I don't know everything. I don’t want to live my life acting like I know what is going to happen and when. This holds myself down to staying on surface level and not going outside of my comfort zone, in which is when His best work happens. What this has to do with the way we view God is simple: Don’t be obsessed with your to-do list or planner. He is going to shift your thoughts into His and heal areas of your heart that you never even knew could or had to be healed. Through healing, we shift our false narratives of God into the real ones. Don’t hold back from God, because He doesn’t hold anything back from us.

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you. Thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end
-Jeremiah 29:11 

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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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