In my 31 (and a half) years on this earth I have had many thoughts about this crazy thing called life. They’ve ranged from, “What is going on?” and “How could this be happening?” to “I am so blessed!” and “This is amazing!”. A few years ago I was really stuck in a place of “God, what are You doing with my life?” which, uncoincidentally, was also riddled with the question, “Why am I not married yet?”. I remember discussing this with a pastor and his wife and Psalm 37:4 was brought up.
Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.
They said how often this verse is misconstrued; that many people think if they do things for God He will give them whatever they long for, when really the psalmist is saying that as we draw near to God and delight in what He has for us, our desires will also come into line with what He has for us in the future. That, of course, is not to say that something you strongly desire will not come to fruition, for it could be in His will for your life. You just might not know how or when it’s going to come about.
My desire to share this life with someone, to have a family of my own is so strong. Despite praying for His will to be done, the desire is still there, which, for now, leads me to believe that this will happen, in His timing. I cannot help but think sometimes, “What’s holding this up?”. I continue to pray that God is building up the man He has who will one day be the leader of our household. I do not focus on this one thought and put my life on hold while I wait for it to happen, however. I delight daily in what the Lord has given me, here and now, knowing that each day is ripe with blessings and how silly of me it would be to forgo today’s blessings because I am so focused on the future.
My goal is to share these delights, be they thoughts, inspirations, creations, or otherwise. My prayer is that your eyes will be open to the blessings He has bestowed upon you each and every day. Dare to live within these delight filled days.
Love & Blessings,