• Dana L. Butler

Resting: For When Your Dreams Fall To The Ground and Die


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5 Minutes of writing on one word.  No backtracking.  No editing.  Just whatever comes out of your heart.  It’s super fun to see how just one word can draw out the things that you’re already processing inside.  Give it a try if you haven’t before.

Today’s prompt: 

REST

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I’m so thankful today that God is good.  That He’s faithful.  That His plans for my life are perfect, so much better than my own.

If I had my way, my life would look so very different than it does.  In particular, let me just say that I did NOT expect to be 32 and be a mom of just one.  One awesome, wild, sweet ALL-BOY kiddo who I dearly love and for whom I am incredibly thankful. 

If you’d asked me 5 years ago, I’d have guessed we’d have 3 or so by now… maybe even 4.  I’d have told you we planned to have 8-10 kids, between biological and adopted.

I’d have told you how we were passionate about parenting and adoption, how we believed they were a huge part of our calling. 

We still believe that.

And yet my life has not played out how I planned. 

And I’m just thankful today that His ways are higher, His thoughts aren’t mine, that His heart toward me is GOOD, is LOVE, and that He KNOWS the plans He has for me.  Jeremiah 29:11…. “For 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.”

Knowing His heart like this… TRUSTing His heart like this… is what allows me to rest in Him… even on the days when my dreams must fall into the ground and die.  John 12:24

So I choose that today… I choose to rest.  To trust.  Because He’s worthy of it.

STOP.

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