Tuesday, April 2, 2013

What's Better Than Good Enough?

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I promised last week that I would share the 3rd lesson God taught me in matters of contentment. Rather it was something He retaught me. I HATE that He is constantly having to go back and retrain (how quickly I forget). I LOVE that He is gracious and patient and loves me enough to go back and retrain! (I pray this time it sticks.) (tweet this)

God has such great plans for my life. In fact, the life I am living right now, today, is a part of that plan. (tweet this) But it is often not good enough, not what I had in mind, ultimately not a part of my plan. 

Oswald Chambers said in My Utmost for His Highest, “The great enemy of the life of faith in God is not sin, but the good which is not good enough. The good is always the enemy of the best.” It has, for several years been a favorite quote of my husband's and mine. 

How often do I try to sacrifice God's best on the throne of my own desires, daydreams and plans? (tweet) How utterly arrogant we are when we think we know better, when we assume we can do better. I may not always like the methods God has for bringing about his perfect plan for me. As far as I can tell my daughter's "break" from candy, which has been enforced for her own good, is not her idea of the best. But I am wiser and I have some idea of the Elyse I want her to become. With that in mind, I can only conclude that God has even GREATER wisdom, and EXCEPTIONAL plans for me to be the best Sarah I can be. I must yield my good to His best. (tweet

What that looks like to me is:

(There were a lot of great ones to choose from this week)
Janis from Wednesday's Word Link shared a beautiful poem that she wrote about transformation. I loved it! Also on her blog you can check out an adorable looking children's book that she wrote and illustrated! Talk about talent! Be sure to go visit Janis.

As we head toward Easter I think back at the difference that Easter means to me now compared to earlier -before I understood who Jesus is.

I found a poem I had written a few years ago. (Click here to keep reading)

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