Monday, April 25, 2016

Where God Has Me

"Trust the boundary lines God has given us"

When our Pastor made this statement during the sermon yesterday, it made me stop and think. I made a big flashy star in my journal next to the statement and pondered it all day. 

What was it about that statement that resonated in my heart? Well just 20 minutes prior I had watched two little children run up to a friend of mine and hug her around the neck, obviously excited to see her. They were her grandchildren and I knew she spent time with them several times a week, I wanted that too.

Now I'm not saying it's wrong to want something, but I know in my own heart, there has been a lack of satisfaction in the situation the Lord has placed me in, the "boundary lines" he has provided for me.

By longing for what I do not have I am missing what I have been given. I continue to look back on the road I have traveled, longing for once was, instead looking forward to the journey he has me on today, and missing, in the process, the things he has for me now.

Praying that the Lord will help me embrace the "portion" he has for me today and the "boundary lines" he has given me.

The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup, you hold my lot. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places, indeed I have a beautiful inheritance  Psalm 16:5-6


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Great encouraging words for all of us.

Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

Lea said...

Oh, I think we all struggle with is and you nailed it in this post. Blessings to you as you find your portion and boundaries. Yo are always so inspiring!

Debbie said...

Good morning! I struggled yesterday with this very issue...My sister was telling me of the week she had on vacation last week [she was at home packing to move, not going anywhere to relax] and how she had spent a great deal of time with her daughter shopping for new furniture and things for her new home.
And all I could think of is I want that too....not the new home or the new furniture, but the being able to spend so much time with her daughter. Her daughter is the same age as mine, and in fact our daughters are best friends. Sometimes I still can't believe that my only daughter lives 1000 miles away from me and honestly I see NO way that will ever change. It simply IS what it is. And I hate it. I spent most of the morning somewhat down as a result. Then my daughter called and we were talking and of course knowing me the way she does it wasn't long before she was asking me what was wrong so of course I told her about my conversation and how I was feeling. She told me that of course she occasionally struggles too with the fact that she lives by NO family and how hard that can be, and how OF COURSE she'd LOVE to have her mother especially close by so that we too could do those sorts of things. But then she went on to say that God always brings her back to the same thing.....She has NO DOUBT she is right where the Lord wants her and that THIS is His plan for her life. That He knows it is difficult, but that He has both a purpose for it and that He is there for Her through it all. We simply must trust that He knows what's best for us both. That He will use it for His glory. I was both encouraged and pleased that she has so obviously matured in her Christian walk and I believe that the Lord let me see this so I too can KNOW that His purposes are best. All this to tell you that after reading your post this morning I feel this again being gently reinforced by a loving God. HE knows our hearts, He cares and understands, but He knows best. Have a good week!

Creations By Cindy said...

Praying for you sweet lady. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Camille said...

Beautiful post my friend. How blessed we are to belong to HIM!! He walks this path with you and carries you when you cannot walk. How precious it is that we most certainly can trust Him. Thank you for sharing your heart...you are a blessing. Big Hugs, Camille

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