Just Stand.

If you are anything like me, you have goals and  plans and lists and checklists of things that you want to accomplish and think that you should accomplish or should have already accomplished “by this age”. You put tons of pressure on yourself to live up to these expectations that you have set for yourself or you have let other people set for you. You walk around with your mind going a million miles per hour thinking “God what am I doing wrong? I am trying to seek you, follow you, live for you…. so why am I so unhappy, so unfulfilled?”

God is slowly revealing the “why” to me. My lists… are not His lists. My plans and things I think I need to accomplish “by this age” are not His plans for me. If I believe God and His ENTIRE Word, then I can know that His plans are better than mine, He has my very best interest in mind, He knows what is best for me, He knows when I am ready and what I am ready for. That all sounds great right? But even though we know this and believe this, what do we do now… like right now!! I found my answer on the way to work this morning in a song….. We Stand. The songs simply says:

“I’ll Stand, with arms high and heart abandoned, in awe of the One who gave it all. I’ll Stand, my soul Lord to You surrendered all I am is Yours.”

We Stand. We abandon our hearts, we abandon our wants, and we abandon our lists. We rest in the arms of our Father, and we trust. 

Wow. I can tell you that I felt a physical weight lift off of my shoulders. My Job is to stand and abandon my heart to my Father. How simple. I want to encourage you that if you are striving to check off your “lists” …. STOP. Let God take that weight from you. Let Him lead you and open the doors for you. Ask Him for wisdom when to walk through the door…. have patience, have trust and just Stand.
Blessings, ❤ Ashley

Song: The Stand- Hillsong Worship

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