a new perspective

today while taking care of my beautiful niece, mari, i was kinda frustrated at her lack of motivation. not really upset, but it was making me sad how she wasn’t using her ability to sit. she has made so much progress lately and is getting so strong compared to even a couple months ago. she can sit for a few minutes at a time…if she stays focused and wants to. :o) she usually enjoys just flopping over and laying on the floor to play.

God used this to teach me something. He is frustrated with me. not upset, but sad. He sees my full potential and knows who i can reach with the specific gifts and abilities He has given me. why do i settle for mediocre? why do i let fear or LAZINESS get in the way of His plans? He has good plans for me. maybe i shouldn’t fight it so much…

1 Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright. 2 Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre; make melody to him with the harp of ten strings! 3 Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts. 4 For the word of the Lord is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness. 5 He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord. 6 By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and by the breath of his mouth all their host. 7 He gathers the waters of the sea as a heap; he puts the deeps in storehouses. 8 Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him! 9 For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm. 10 The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; he frustrates the plans of the peoples. 11 The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of his heart to all generations.
Psalm 33:1-11

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