As I snuggled in on the couch last night next to my husband, the thought came to me, ‘There is nowhere else I’d rather be.’ What a sweet, sweet feeling that is. Sure, there’s tons of other people I’d like to get to see at some point soon and there’s plenty of adventures I’d like to go on and explore and there’s a multitude of places I’d like to live at some point in our lives. But, last night, I realized I was just where God wanted me. I am just where He wants me. What a beautiful thing to contemplate 🙂
In that contentment also comes the desire and obedience to growth and change. As I was talking to Josiah about a person I kind of know, he asked how long it had been since I had encountered her (which was a year and a half ago. I ran into her in the restroom at church.). His response was, ‘don’t you think there’s any chance she’s changed in the last year and a half?’ Wow. Here I was continuing to make assumptions on how this person was based on her behavior almost two years ago. Is that really fair? I don’t know about you, but I serve a God who DESIRES to transform us into His image – who PROMISES to restore us into His likeness -who LOVES to heal, rekindle, and ignite. I sure don’t want to be the same a year and a half from now. And I sure don’t want people interacting with me based on past assumptions. Lord, get rid of my critical nature as I replace it with a desire to see people how You see people! Lord, ignite a passion within me to actively pursue a transormation into Your image!