Do you ever take a step back from whats going on in your day and think to yourself, “how did I get here?”
I hate it when I doubt where I am. As much as I want to believe that I am where God wants me, sometimes I feel like I may have gotten of course. Sometimes I think there is not course and God might just be making it up as He goes along. Might I be missing out on something awesome because I have chosen this Jesus thing, and that has lead me here?
Its time like this when I need to make a list of things that I am grateful for, and then remember that wherever I am, there will always be reasons to complain, be anxious, and look for the greener grass.
I am thankful for my friends. They love my foolish broken self with such grace that I often feel unworthy of calling them friends.
I am thankful for my family. They do the same (but they kind of have to). They also all love Jesus and have followed Him down some strange paths that have led them to cool places and I get to watch and experience it all. The last year alone in the life of my family the Lord has redeemed much. So thankful.
I am thankful for my job. It is not exactly the job I picture coming out of college, but I learn something everyday. Whether it be about people, working hard, my attitude issues, or something else unexpected. I did not think I had much to learn once I got my college degree…I was sorely mistaken.
I am thankful for my car. Jimbo (the name I affectionately call my Jimmy) once housed me. Now he carts me around Fort Worth in style (minus the ac, I need to get that fixed). Sometimes I recall those first moments I drove alone on my 16th birthday and recreate them in my current car. I also love rocking out, windows down. Jimbo never complains about my singing or the fact that I leave banana peals in the front seat for far too long.
I am thankful for my house, and my roommates. I thought in college that I could not live with 3 guys more different from myself. Flash forward to today. It happened. I love it. Also I have a huge room and my own bathroom and pay next to nothing for it. And two dogs that I have a love/hate relationship with. I love to hate them, and cuddle with them too.
I am thankful for Fort Worth. What a great town. It didn’t seem so cool when I grew up here, but man it has turned into a lot of fun. It has places to go, people to see, beautiful parks, a neat skyline (which I love to photograph), and is growing and changing in ways I never imagined it could/would.
I am thankful that I think I finally found a church home. My church has a momentum that I have not experienced before. The people there really want to love each other well and be about sharing the gospel in our community. Its great.
I am thankful for people that pour into me.
I am thankful that God puts us exactly where we need to be, when we need to be there….I have so many examples of that in the last year alone, that I should just make a list of those for anytime I get in one of these moods.
Alright, this has been very eye-opening indeed.
What are you guys thankful for today? Can you see how it applies to your circumstances and how God is moving in them to bring about His Kingdom in your life and the world?