True to Me.

This is potentially going to sound selfish but I want to talk about me. Keep reading and hear me out. I promise I am not as self-centered as it sounds.

There are things I want to do with my life. Desires I truly believe god has placed in my heart. What I’ve discovered in recent months is that I’ve become discouraged over not being able to fulfill those desires. Herein lies the problem. It’s not my job to fulfill those desires. It’s God’s. I get to listen to Him and follow His plan and in return my heart is happy.

So, what are those desires?

  • To write.
  • To photograph life.
  • To travel.
  • Music.
  • To help orphans.
  • Leadership.
  • To be true to me – the person God created me to be.
  • To raise my children by the standards of the image I have in my head – too difficult to really put into words. Suffice it to say, so they know beyond a shadow of a doubt they are not of this world.
  • To love deeply the life God has given me to live.
  • To trust.
  • To again be living the life I once knew – in the present and not the past.

There are other desires I will not mention here. And I can see how all of these, and others, will potentially intersect in the decently near future. I am excited! And a little bit scared.


About Jenn

I am first and foremost a child of the one true King. I am a writer, a teacher, a student, a chauffeur, a cheerleader, a coach, a nurse, and a plethora of other things. I am a mom. I am loved. View all posts by Jenn

2 responses to “True to Me.

  • Jenn

    I stated that wrong apparently. The following sentence is meant to explain it better. At least I know what I meant but you did a great job of explaining it as well.

    I did not mean that it would all be laid out for me and it would be easy-peasy. More that I have to make the choice to follow God’s plan for my life and that is sometimes not the easiest of the options given.

  • Scott

    I have to disagree with the suggestion that it is not your responsibility to achieve your goals. It is not GOD who does these things for you but rather GOD that EMPOWERS you to achieve these goals. You are still responsible for making your life what it is. GOD gave us free will and the choices we make construct our lives. GOD’s plan will manifest itself THROUGH you, not FOR you.

    There is a story of a man who was trapped on top of his house during a flood. He prayed to GOD to save him with full faith that GOD would rescue him. Soon a man in a boat came and offered to help. The man on the roof replied “Thank you, but I prayed to GOD and he will rescue me.” Then a man with a canoe rowed up and said “Hey can I help you?” Again the main on the roof said “No thank you!”. Finally a man in a helicopter came and offered to help and the man on the roof said again “No thank you, GOD will save me!” After the man drowned he was standing before GOD and asked “Why did you not save me?” To which GOD replied. “I sent a man in a boat, a man in a canoe, and a man in a helicopter to rescue you.”

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