Do you feel secure?
Do you feel taken care of?
Are you in a place of sustainability and stretching?
See, I warned you… deep questions! They have woken up with me this morning. Do you have days like that? No clue why something is on your heart or mind, but it is. That happens to me sometimes and today these are mine. (and now maybe yours)
I don’t feel worried or intimidated by these questions. Just using them as a mirror from my inner stirrings from my mediation time this morning. (which was 10 minutes of quiet while Rhett watched Chuggington)
Those questions can be looked at and tackled on many different levels. And wow are they personal?!!?!?
For myself I am good. Our family is blessed with day in and out normalcy. And in a week were police are still searching for a missing baby, a family in my community had to say their earthly goodbye to their 3-year-old angel girl and other troubles of this world are rampant, I can firmly say we are good.
I think security needs to be awakened, nurtured and challenged. I never want to feel so secure that I stop stretching myself to the path I should be trekking. As for being taken care of, I love that verse from Matthew. You know the one. You have probably heard it, seen it needle pointed or on a journal somewhere.
Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Matthew 6:26 NIV
I see it in those places too. But often when I look to the sky and see a flock of birds it stirs me to think of how God’s provision is so good. When I put my faith in God’s plan and not my own, I am better. If I turn over my worries for hope and faith, I am amazed. Life isn’t promised to be easy. I don’t feel that life is just how it happens though. Mediation, prayers, and divine planning help us to be blessed and bless others.
I would agree that I’m in a place of sustaining and stretching. It is a good place to be and challenge myself from. I don’t claim or need perfection or happiness all the time. But the give and take of life are a rhythm that I put in God’s hands. So I can be released to be the me I was intended to be for my God, myself, my family and others that are in my life and path.