Friday, August 7, 2015

I Know the Plans

This picture was taken last week on my trip to Honduras. As I looked at it the other night and thought about that very moment, I was taken back by the dreams reflected in it. Currently I am struggling with knowing which direction my life is going. There are so many things I would like to do and this picture encompasses them all.

Jeremiah 29:11

 This picture holds my dream of becoming a mommy. I've wanted to start a family for a few years, but my husband and I have been waiting on the "right time" that we all know doesn't exist. I can remember exactly how it felt to hold this sweet little boy and I know I could get used to that.

This picture holds my dream of traveling the world doing God's work. I would love to go on more mission trips and visit more countries. I've thought about doing some full time missionary work. I'm a serious homebody though so I'm not sure I could commit to that.

This picture holds my dream of going back to school to further my education in nursing. I was planning on starting some classes this Fall, but something just keeps pulling me away from it.

This picture holds the part of me who has been curious lately about what it might be like to adopt a baby just like this one, to provide a stable, loving home to a child who has little chance at a successful life otherwise. 

This picture holds so much more than I am capable of recognizing. 

There are so many roads I could travel down. Maybe I'll take all of them at some point. Maybe I'll take none of them. I mentioned Jeremiah 29:11 in my last post, but I'm going to mention it again because it is one of my favorite verses.

"I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

What I do know for sure is that God knows. He has planned out every single second of my life and because of that truth, I will not let worry or fear take over. Even though the waiting is hard, I know that watching His beautiful, perfect plan unfold will be so worth it.

 If you're like me and are not sure where God is leading your life I want to encourage you to trust and to know that even though it's not clear to you, it's clear to Him. God knows every second of your past, present and future. 

Missional Women

1 comment:

  1. That's so true Meagan. Be patient and enjoy every day God gives you because you never get back this day!