Friday, July 29, 2011

Everything I Once Hoped For

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” Epicurus

Here is everything I once hoped to have. I do get caught up in wanting my little hobby farm, a 15 passenger van, more kids and the list goes on. I remind myself that God is sovereign and has a plan for me. I look at all He has given me and know that really, He has truly granted the desires of my heart. I think it's ok to dream and plan for the things above, but it's not ok to loose sight of what I already have. It's ok if the things above are just dreams in the sky that never come true. God has my life planned out. He only wants good things for me. They may not be the things I think are good or perfect, but see, my life is only God's and nothing more. My wants, needs and desires are the wants, needs, and desires that He wants for me.
Thank you, God.


Patti said...

Hey Julie, It is so easy to overlook the blessings we already have but it's also exciting to think about the ways Jesus will continue to bless us! Hope to see you soon, Patti

*Michigan Momma* said...

Beautiful family, beautiful post! Thanks for the reminder ~ it's great to see the joy in your life!

Dave and Elaine said...

Julie!! Yes, I remember you!! Thanks for leaving the comment! I had no idea you were a reader!

Rebecca said...

It's so easy to look around at what others have and compare isn't it? I need this kind of reminder often!!