Made for This

  Photography by  Madi Flournoy Henderson  || Dress:  Lily Rain

Photography by Madi Flournoy Henderson || Dress: Lily Rain

This season, all I want to buy are long sleeve dresses. Seriously, I am addicted to this style. Particularly, this dress from Lilly Rain seems like it was made for this time of year. I love the pattern, the length, and the fact that it is so fun to twirl (insert cheesy grin). You know the feeling when you find that one special outfit that seems like it was made just for you? Well, this dress does it for me, and it’s the best feeling ever. 

The word “time” carries many different meanings. For me, it often carries a weight of worry. When I think of time, I never think of it being endless; instead, I think of it being paralyzing. What if I run out of time? Will I have enough time? What if I am not on time? These are questions that run though my head on a daily basis. I allow time to control me.
 
Lately, however, I’ve found comfort in the following verse from Ester: “Perhaps this is the moment for which you have been created.” But, while that verse offers the promise of hope, it also offers the burden of fear – fear of not meeting the moment at the right time… Or, fear of missing that moment altogether.  
 
I am slowly (on some days, very slowly) learning not to focus as much on the time and to place more attention on the journey. We get so fixated on something happening at a certain time that we miss living in the present.  In The Broken Way, Ann Voskamp writes, “It takes courage to listen with our whole heart to the tick of God’s timing rather than march to the loud beat of our fears.”
 
I don’t want to be someone who misses living in the moment because I am consumed with fear. I want to trust in the movement of God’s hands through my life. And I want that for you, too. I want us to realize that we have been created for this moment and that we should not be consumed with what lies ahead. I want us to trust in His timing instead of our own. So, I hope you will join me today in saying goodbye to the worry of time. Focus on the journey now, and trust Him with the future.