August 29, 2018

Signs

Posted in Inspirational tagged , , at 6:57 am by Broken & Brave

Signs

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I had a conversation with a gal yesterday and within our talking I shared my dislike for driving.

I don’t enjoy driving very much.

I guess overall I don’t mind driving, when I think about it, but I drive so much everyday out of necessity and over long distances…it’s a lot of time in the car. I guess that’s what I dislike. So maybe if my experience were different—I’d feel different.

I’m such an observant person by nature. I pick up in the little details that largely go unnoticed by others. I see things I am not looking for or meaning to see…they just seem overwhelmingly obvious to me. I connect the dots well. I recognize signs.

This got me thinking…

God gives signs everywhere. This makes sense to me because He IS everywhere. It’s like I can smell His Breath in the air, feel His Pleasures in my cares. I feel His kiss on the gentle breeze. I feel him cradle my legs when I’m on my knees. My soul desires nothing on earth more than to please Him. So this is why I write.

I don’t like to drive. I said that and you know…it is not something I look forward to doing. But I understand it’s necessity and the brilliant plans God unfolds for myself and my family and every opportunity He brings to me when I willingly set myself in the drivers seat and turn the ignition with my key.

God has keys and they sometimes come to us as signs. He is in the wind. He is in the trees. He bends and folds with the breeze, but His roots are resilient and sure and He is ultimately in charge of everything. He alone gets me from point A to point B safely. And so I write…

There are gifts, talents, abilities and destiny locked inside each one of us. God is the giver and cultivator of promise and blessings. Sometimes He calls us to go, do, explore…drive the vehicle of life. We don’t always want to take the lead or drivers seat. Just like how when I’m with my family I prefer not to drive. I like to let someone else do it. I prefer to ride.

So this gets me thinking how there are times and situations where God asks us to obey Him and do something. He asks us to “drive”. We may not understand it or want to do it or feel we can do it—but He asks us to try. Sometimes God is not okay with us in the passenger seat. Sometimes He wants to activate our faith and develop in us a new level of ability and confidence and faith obedience. This is why I share.

Not everyone is given the blueprint for God’s destinations for your life. They may question, ponder or even dislike your choices. Part of being willing to drive is being ok with the disapproval of others. This one has traditionally been hard for me, to a degree, because I am such a people lover. But ultimately when you are locked and loaded, eyes on the mark, intentionality to pursue Gods plans for you in overdrive—this is when we most feel alive and edified. Heart and soul God means to bring you more…always! So sometimes we must drive even if we don’t want to. Even if our choices are difficult to make and may even hurt (unintentionally) people you deeply care for. Because you know God’s love means more. He is to be the Apple of our eye. Just as we are His.

More love.
More Hope.
More devotion.
More time.
More attention.
More healing.
More Power.
More of Himself.
More Peace.
More fruit of the Spirit.
More…
More…
More…

That’s why they call him the God of the Abundance.

So drop your cares in the passenger seat. Even when He asks you to partake in destinations you didn’t sign up for—the signs for your life are everywhere. Oh my lord, look at how much He cares!

Take the high road with all its bumps and curves. There is extraordinary blessing just ahead, that’s what I’ve heard!

Sometimes the biggest instructions we take are simply to help us learn what we need to learn so we can fulfill our duty and destiny. Heaven loves you and in the end, makes your path smooth.

God’s best for you is yet to be.
He will crown your life in Victory.
You are a Beautiful Story.

“…Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9).

~Nicole 💗

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