Look around at all things beautiful and comforting; from the great outdoors, to a cozy quilt, to a delightful baby. These took TIME & STAGES to create.
Where you are today is not the end of "The You Project."
God is not a procrastinator. He doesn’t have a craft room, or shed, full of half finished projects. He is the most deliberate, purposeful, well-planned individual EVER.
The way a farmer knows what fields need what ground enhancements, when.
The way a wedding planner knows what week to do each preparatory task.
The way a gardener knows which plant goes in which zone, and when.
This is how God sees you and your needs. He KNOWS how to complete you better than you know yourself.
He knows when to do what. He knows how to do each step and stage so that its so perfect. And he LOVES the project of "You."
What are you passionate about?
Do you LOVE to cook? Do your happy-endorphins start going nuts just reading recipes?
Do you LOVE to exercise? Does just strapping on your running shoes cause you to feel empowered?
Do you LOVE to make furniture? Does the very smell of saw dust, or the squeal of the saw make your senses stand to attention?
Do you LOVE coffee? Does talking about the age of the coffee bean, the temperature of the water, the perfect froth just cause you to come alive with energy?
However you feel about your passion, realize; that's how God feels about,
"The [insert your name here] Project."
He's consumed with you.
He's invigorated by you.
He's so delighted about you that he SINGS.
Don't allow despair to drown you. Don't give fear a foothold. Begin to sing songs of hope and faith. Begin to smile in the knowledge of what is unfolding. Snap your fingers, clap your hands, create some joyful rhythms!
Begin to say things like, "This is going to be AWESOME!"
When somebody asks, What's going to be awesome?"
Smile at them and say, "What God is doing for me is going to be AWESOME!"
YOU ARE HIS GREATEST PASSION.
Isaiah 49:16 (KJV) 16 Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of [my] hands; thy walls [are] continually before me.
Matthew 10:30 (KJV)
But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Zephaniah 3:17 (KJV)
The LORD thy God in the midst of thee [is] mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.
John 14:18 (KJV)
I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
Haggai 2:9 (KJV)
The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts.