Has this ever happened to you? You see this cute photo of something. The instructions say it’s so easy – anyone can do it. But when you try to make it you end up with picture two instead of picture one?
I actually had the first picture on my Pinterest and was planning to make them until I saw the second picture on Face Book. I’m quite sure I would have ended up with those so I gave up without even trying.
What does this have to do with your Spiritual walk? For me, unrealistic expectations often get in the way of reality. Sometimes I compare myself to someone else and then expect myself to act or respond like they do to a given situation. Or I see how a Biblical character responded and then berate myself because I feel I could never respond that way.
The Lord showed me something this week as I prayed about the tornado in Oklahoma. As I prayed over the entire disaster, I felt overwhelmed with where to even begin praying, when I saw in my mind’s eye Jesus, not overwhelmed with the entire disaster, but ministering to each individual person for each individual need – doing just what was necessary for that individual. Each one needed something different – there was no “one size fits all”.
As I watched I realized that the Lord has tailored the happenings in my life to be just what I need when I need them, and I need to respond the way He wants me to respond, not the way he wants you to respond.
Our relationship with Jesus is very personal. So personal that He even numbers the hairs on your head. Luke 12:7 KJV – ‘But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.”
Jeremiah 29:11 says, – “For I know the plans I have for YOU, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” ESV
He has plans for each of us, for each of our families. The Lord has a plan for each one of us and they are all different. No two of us will have the exact same plan. We are like snowflakes – similar, but very different.
I want to share some of the treasures I found on the internet this week.
Dented and Damaged by Carol Davis really spoke to my heart.
The Ultimate Girlfriend Gift by Ann VosKamp will bless you.
Let me know if you decide to try to make the cute bunny buns – after photos required…
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