Monday, June 6, 2016

greater things are yet to come

Do you ever feel like God won't just give you what you want?!

I must admit, I have felt like that a lot recently.

But I'm learning that when God says no, it's often because He has something even better in store for us. I can be so stubborn, and feel like I've had to learn this lesson a thousand times over, but God truly does have bigger and better plans. I always think I know what I need, but I don't. He has shown me time and time again that if I had gotten what I wanted in the moment {like a boyfriend, or a job}, that I would have messed it up, or picked incorrectly. 

As a writer, I'm fascinated by stories with intriguing beginnings, middles, and endings, 
but I have to learn to drop the pen and let God alone be the Author.

"Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen."
~ Ephesians 3:20-21

To which I heartily say: Maybe it's time for me to start dreaming bigger dreams.

+ I wish I had more to say, but I have been really bad at blogging/blog commenting lately. I have been sneakily reading y'all's posts like a quiet ninja, however, and loving all of the updates! 


  1. I've really needed this recently. I have a bad habit of being very discontent and wanting my future now, when in reality, I need to trust that God's timing is perfect and that I can't have everything now. Also, I love that verse! :)

    1. I have the same problem: wanting the future now. But it completely robs us of the joy we could be having in the moment. We'll always be looking towards something in this life, the next "big thing," or ultimately, heaven. But His timing is best! :) Thanks for your comment!

  2. I needed to hear this today. Thank you, Erin.

  3. I so so so am right here in this exact moment. "Time to start dreaming bigger dreams," yes!!

    1. Right?! I want my dreams to reach the sky, and beyond!


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