I’ve been thinking a lot lately about plans. About where I’m supposed to be. What I’m supposed to be doing. What kind of career do I want to build? What kind of people do I want to work with? I have this idea that everything should align just oh so perfectly, the fireworks would go off, and life would just be this smooth path full of sunshine and lollipops.
But, I guess that’s not really how life works.
I had a great lunch with my dad today, and he knows I’ve been struggling with this. He said something that really has been resonating in my thoughts. He said, “what you are doing is what you are supposed to be doing.” I had to ask for a little clarification, thinking to myself, “did you not hear me say I don’t think I’m where I’m supposed to be?” But he went on to say that our life isn’t ours. It’s God’s. And while we have free will, He also has a plan for us. And the plan isn’t going to always feel perfect. It has it’s mountains and it’s valleys. We will have times where we struggle, but if we are doing what we are for HIM, then ultimately we are right where we are supposed to be.
I got in the car after lunch, and heard this quote:
We think we need a great plan for how we are going to use the gifts God has given us, but all he wants is our willingness to be used.
That’s some good stuff right there. So, while I may not have what I deem to be a perfect plan right now, and I may not know what tomorrow looks like, HE knows. And if I just trust in a greater plan than myself, I’m right where I need to be.
So, here’s to making moves, but trusting in His guidance as well.
Update: After I hit “publish” I perused over to facebook, and saw this post from Nellie Magazine. A really fitting article to go right along with my thoughts above. Hope you enjoy!
So much to be thankful for this year. Thank you to all of you who allow me to pursue this business I love so much. This is my most favorite time of year, when I get to work with you to send messages of love to everyone in your lives. I hope you have a wonderful holiday. I have sweet potato casserole in the oven, and an empty stomach ready to enjoy my favorite foods.
Love you all!