Saturday, October 26, 2013

Bounce Back Saturday - See Awful as Awe-full

It’s the final Bounce Back lesson for this series. It’s hard to contemplate that I’ve almost made it through the entire month of days; writing (or posting – on those days when I planned ahead) every day. That thought ties into today’s tip so well.

#60 – See awful as aweful

There were times throughout this month when it physically hurt to go back in time and contemplate the past and everything I had been through (we had been through). I struggled again; came to realizations about things I needed to let go of; and made some significant life-changing decisions. These were good moves – and very necessary – but there were times where, frankly, it did feel awful.

The author encourages us though, to consider those moments with curiosity and a welcoming heart. I would ask you to consider the lessons God is asking you to learn and lean into those lessons to see what He has in store for you.

Remember when He said this in Jeremiah 29:11 (MSG)

I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.

He didn’t say it was going to be easy. He didn’t say it was going to come without some work. He didn’t say it was going to happen without some shaping and sacrifice.

By living with the intent to acquire more wonder we might just find that life – even in the midst of desert times – can become more wonderful.

Here’s something that will inspire a little awe and make you think again about what the desert might be doing for you. I love these guys – the Skit Guys. And no matter how many times I watch this one: The Chisel – I always get a bit choked up (It's eleven minutes, but it's eleven good minutes). Imagine that it’s you – not Tommy – God is having the conversation with. Tell me that’s not a little awe full.

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