During my winter break I had a moment of realization. One of those moments where I feel like the Lord shook some truth right into me. I was in my car driving home from an interview for an incredible summer internship. After I had my interview, I was overwhelmed with feeling excited, nervous, and anxious all at the same time. I was nervous that my plans wouldn’t come together the way that I had “perfectly” planned them to. I was anxious about what I would do if my plans didn’t come through. I began to doubt my plans and wondering if I should have pursued something else for my summer.
As you can imagine, my mind started to wander from one thing to the next a mile a minute. Right in that moment of overwhelming doubt of myself and where the Lord would take me, the song "Make a Way" by I Am They came on. The Lord used the powerful lyrics of this beautiful song to cover my thoughts in truth.
Wherever you lead me, I know you won’t leave me. Wherever you call me, You will make a way. Wherever we’re going, I will be holding. To the promise you have made. If you brought me this far. If you brought me this far.
After four minutes and twenty-one seconds of being still and soaking up these truths I had a realization, God has brought me so far. Not me, not my plans, God has brought me to where I am today. When I look back to the plans I have had for myself in the past I am so thankful that God established my steps.
"The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord established his steps." // Proverbs 16:9
With a blink of an eye here I am today, realizing that my life is flashing right before my eyes. May we all unite as Christ followers and soak up every moment we are blessed with. Let’s not waste a single second doubting or planning what’s to come. Who knows where the Lord will take us next, are you along for the ride?
Lauren // @laurenmouchette