A Week's Worth of Odds & Ends

3:21 PM

Last night we watched one of our favorite movies "You've Got Mail" and a line stuck out to me:
"Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life. Well, valuable, but small. And sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven't been brave? So much of what I see reminds me of something I read in a book, when shouldn't it be the other way around?"
I've been wondering the same thing as of late myself. Life is funny sometimes the way it's always pushing you. I've never been more at peace or fulfilled in my life than now and yet I've started to wonder if it's time to make myself uncomfortable for the sake of growth? 
I've recently started reading Steven Furtick's Greater. His definition of "greater" really makes sense to me:
"Greater = the life-altering understanding that God is ready to accomplish a kind of greatness in your life that is entirely out of human reach. Beyond what you see in yourself on your best day. But exactly what God has seen in you all along."
I'm reading, learning and soul searching and trusting that God will reveal his vision for my life. As Furtick says this isn't about grandiosity, it's about reaching your personal level of greatness that is in each of us. Furthermore he says:
"The result will be a life of greater effectiveness. Greater impact. Greater vision. That's why the book is called Great...er. Emphasis, -er. And it's important to embrace the joy of the journey, because the destination is a mirage. That's the thing about God's leading in our lives. It'sn not static. It's not automatic. But it's imminent. And it has the potential to change everything." 
I've never been happier and yet I want to push myself towards more, better. My biggest fear is being stuck in a rut or remaining unchanged, even if it is a very lovely, comfortable rut. I don't want to be the same person tomorrow as I am today. To me there is nothing more exhilarating or better than growth and change.
Here's to a new season of life!

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  1. Love that movie & that quote - I think I've used it in a post as well. : ) I'm really excited for you, T, as you embrace motherhood - you are going to be wonderful. xx

  2. I've been feeling a bit of the same lately. Deciding what the next move should be for my boy and I and praying we make the right decisions that will better us. But on another note, you're just the cutest little mama to be! :)

  3. Ashley - Thank you so much sweetie! You are the best! :) xo

    Sara Grace - Thank you so much! And wishing you all the best with the decisions you are making! xo

  4. I love that movie and that book sounds really good. What an awesome quote! I think God gives us those nudgings for a reason. Pushing us to grow.
    But I am sure motherhood is gonna be a big change and growing experience already!! :)
    And you are just to stinkin cute. Love the pics!!


  5. Kirsten - Absolutely! I know and I can't wait! Thank you so much darling! xo


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