Guest post brought to you from Jennifer Poppy at Bella Grace Home. Thanks Jennifer!
I love this print I found on Pinterest (a.k.a. the best invention ever! Okay, maybe not ever, but close to it for sure). But I would almost want to change the phrase to "She let God turn her can'ts into cans and His dreams into her plans." You see, each and every one of us is unique. We are taught that from birth practically, with comparisons to snowflakes "Not one of them is alike," we are told that we are created for a purpose.
Well, not all of us were told that. Some were told that there is no purpose in life...no meaning at all...and that really, we're just here to live and die and become part of the dust again. But whether you grew up knowing that you were uniquely made for a purpose or if you were like the latter, growing up not knowing the meaning of life at all, I want you to be encouraged today: You were beautifully crafted in your mother's womb by a Creator who loves and adores you more than you can possibly imagine.
Your laugh, your smile, the way you interact with others, your likes and dislikes were all created to make you, you. And that dream in your heart? The one that you had to bury because of insecurities, bills, nay-sayers, what-have-you...Well, that dream was placed in your heart for a reason. Not everyone shares the same dream you carry deep within you. There's a purpose behind the passion you hold for whatever that noble endeavor may be.
And that purpose can only be fulfilled when you allow yourself to become all you were created to be by the One who knows and loves you more than anyone else in the universe.
But it takes getting out of your comfort zone, into a place of trusting God. You may ask how I know this is true. Well, for years I've held a dream in my heart for doing mission work with my husband in a land that is far from my home. It's a dream the Maker placed within me as a teenager. It's a dream that makes me tear up; it's a dream that causes joy to overwhelm my heart; it's a dream that fits who the Lord made me to be on this earth.
And since our family has taken a step of faith, in the direction the Lord asked us to obey Him in...it has been amazing! Yes, there have been many ups, but there has been hard work as well. But the most astounding thing about it all is that we are in perfect peace, resting and trusting in Him. He has moved in ways beyond what we could have ever asked or imagined. And I know that it is simply because He is good and He has given us the strength to obey Him and jump into the destiny He created for us.
There's a special destiny for your life, too. Is there a dream in your heart that was buried years ago? Is there a dream in your heart that you are living today? Will you let Him change your can'ts into cans and His dreams into plans? Be who He created you to be...there's nothing greater on this earth, for it brings Him glory, so much glory!
I'm grateful, to you, Liz, for allowing me to share these words with your friends at Mabel's House. You are an encouragement and inspiration to us all. Thank you for letting your "can'ts" become your "cans." You are a blessing!
*All images via Pinterest to the bottom of the post?