Last time I wrote (it’s been a couple weeks), I left you all with this question. It was actually super sweet for me to be able to chat with some of you about your own reflections. I gleaned wisdom and felt less alone in my own ponderings. Today, I’d like to offer a response…
Is it possible? Yes.
Are they? No.
Truth is they’re working together…
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”Romans 8:28
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born, I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”Jeremiah 1:5
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when i was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thought, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they woyld outnumber the grains of sand — when I awake, I am still with you.”Psalm 139:13-18
There’s something about the Word of God settling in ponderings of my heart that is completely satisfying. These are just a few verses to meditate on. Honestly, I would encourage you to read Psalm 139 in its entirety when you get a moment. It’s sweet reminder that God is the One who creates (v. 13), leads (v. 10), and encircles (v. 5) us!
So, yes, my humanity would have me to believe the former me, the present day me and the future me are at odds. However, today I choose to meditate on truth (Phil 4:8). Logical me knows all my life experiences have contributed to who I am today, and while there are some things I love about previous versions of Yvette, there is beauty in the Yvette who has come to be today. I look ahead with great anticipation of who God is shaping and molding me to be in future seasons, while choosing to practice gratitude in THIS season.
Don’t be afraid to look back to see how far you’ve come or even to appreciate this beauty of seasons passed. My only caution for myself and you reading this is not to stay there too long. God is doing something beautiful in the season you’re currently growing through. Maybe this is a season of pruning… Maybe it’s a season of blooming. Whatever season you’re in or have come out of, just know no season is wasted!
Hey, hey! I'm Yvette!
I'm a thirty-four year old wife, mother of four, podcast host, and writer from San Diego, California. I'm a former math teacher turned stay-at-home parent and influencer with the unique opportunity to bring women into community with one another and encourage them in their seasons of life through my podcast, Yvette, Unplugged and my online community, Women, Unplugged.
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