… being a grown up

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One of my second graders came into class this morning reporting that “being a grown up is tough….” Lol. That little guy had no idea what he just said.

Like a lot of the positions we find ourselves in, we made conscious decisions to “become”. We took steps, made sacrifices, & decided “I will be….” Unfortunately “being a grown up” isn’t something we choose to become. We can’t avoid it. There is no loophole.

Thankfully, despite all of the …… JUNK we have to endure in our adulthood, we have a Savior, a hope, that will sustain us and keep us through it all.

He promises us that He will never leave us. He’s so faithful to us. And, he’s faithful to us because of His son.
1 Corinthians 1:9
God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

I know when I feel life is getting too tough, it’s sometimes because I’m focusing on me. On what I want and working to get it on my time.

I’m not focused on God. I forget that my life isn’t about me and that the experiences I have are opportunities to either depend on God or praise Him – that they’re ultimately for His glory. Although, we are to worship & praise Him through it all, that God of ours can provide for & keep us in such a way that will give us even more of a reason to worship him! The not so fun, tough “grown up” experiences are the ones that put us in perfect place to trust & depend on Him!

It’s there we find the peace & joy He provides no matter what we face. This is where our faith is built, where we build our endurance & perseverance muscle.

It’s where we learn to hope in Him because of our increased faith. Hebrews 11:1
Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it is the assurance of what we cannot see.

The things we cannot see are our dreams, our goals, plans…… Our future.
That place that can be scary or exciting.

I know that the future doesn’t always seem so bright. It can feel like our tomorrow will be darker and harder than our today. And, sometimes it is.
But, through it all, if you depend on our God and trust Him with all you’ve got; He has something wonderful for you.

…. here’s to trusting the goodness of the one who beautifully clothes the lillies of the field & feeds every bird. He has their back, certainly He has ours.

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