Photography by Madi Flournoy Henderson
With spring just around the corner, I have already started searching for those perfect spring looks. This particular top is so delicate and has such soft colors that it just screams spring. It is from one of my favorite boutiques, Fab’rik, and is just one of many pieces they have that is perfect for this transition from “winter” (since we didn’t really have one) to spring.
When I confront a situation that is out of my norm, I have a really bad habit of first trying to handle it myself. I am such a control freak (given my profession) that it is very easy for me to assume the role of “I’ve got this,” even when I don’t. I know I have written about this before, but it is an area of my faith that I am constantly reminded about.
But this most recent occasion was different. I was talking to God. I WAS seeking Him. Because I found myself in a situation where I had never been before. One that I never expected. And, last night, after falling asleep frustrated, stressed, and angry, I finally realized it was time to hand it over to God. To stop trying to control it. To stop trying to run away from it. To just hand it over to Him. I hate that my bad habit of “I’ve got this” doesn’t come into view until I have reached this level of emotion.
I felt a huge weight lifted off my shoulders once I was finally able to say, “God, you’ve got this.” But in case there was any doubt, He woke me up with the “verse of the day” being my favorite verse of all time. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understandings. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5). By no surprise, that little reminder was all I needed to truly accept that this was also in the Lord’s hands. What I love about my relationship with God is He knows I am a words girl. He knows that is how to speak to me. And I am so thankful He sent me that little message.
I wish it could always be that easy to see His big hand working in my life. It is not everyday that He sends me that sort of reminder that He is the “King of the World” and that He will fight this battle with me. I am by no means out of the fire, but I am surely viewing the walk differently.
God is always talking to you. He has ways of reaching into your heart. Sometimes we pick up on it, but sometimes we are so consumed with our own thoughts that we forget to listen to His. I pray today that you will open your heart to a conversation with Him; and that you not only allow Him in, but that you accept what He is trying to say.