One of my very favorite verses is Proverbs 31:25. The encouragement and lightness of this verse can put a smile on my face.
“Strength and dignity are her clothing and she smiles at the future.” -Proverbs 31:25
Lately, the last part of that verse has been stuck in my head. What does it look like to smile at the future? My first reaction is optimism. Looking at the future is a positive way. I believe that to be true but there is something more. Trusting the Lord and giving him the pen to write your life story. That what smiling at the future really means.
I have come to the conclusion that I can’t write my story. I can’t make sure that everything is perfect and has a “good” storyline. God is the only one who can take my sinful story and turn it into a one that glorifies Him.
What would it look like if you handed the pen over to God and let Him write your story? In my life, I know that I would be 20 times happier and would be a whole lot less stressed! I would go for broke and would see each day as a blessing instead of another day of school. I would be braver and more kind in each breath I take.
If we had the pen over to the Lord I can guarantee that we will be smiling at the future!
This week has been crazy! I am entering the busiest time of my year and each day adds its own stress. The phrase
“Too busy not to pray”
describes my days perfectly. The Lord has given me so much rest in Him this week and I wish I could transfer that rest to you through the screen. That would be the coolest thing! let’s try…can you feel it? Try closing your eyes. Repeat after me:
I thank you for being the God who always has time for me. Thank you for blessing me with your son and giving me a second chance. Please help me relax. My life is crazy but nothing you can’t handle. Help me to see the gold in every day and be Jesus to those around me. Please write my story for me.
Can you feel that peace now? I sure can! This week, I am letting go. I am giving God the reigns to my life and stepping back. Who’s with me?
XOXO, The Christian Prepster