I lack, I want, I need – ever had those words come across your lips? Whenever I say those words, I find that I’m looking but not seeing. Obstructed vision distorts our view every time we scan the surface and neglect the deep. Like looking into murky ocean waters, the yuck on the top camouflages the hues of blue water and sea life that swims underneath. To reach that level of beauty, I have to look deeper than what’s visible at eye level.
The same is true in life. How many times do we look at our situation and demise that we are lacking? How often do we long after the perceived easy life of others when our days are covered up with yuck? How frequent does our neediness scream, “I’ve got to have this” even when our budget says no?
It’s too easy to become Eve looking for something more because what God has provided in our garden suddenly isn’t enough. And when life resonates with difficulties discontentment thrives and distorts the incredible provision of our amazing God. Despite the murky surface, He is working deep within us to transform our faith, strengthen our character and deepen our trust. End result – a woman whose testimony screams of God’s faithfulness even when her hands are empty. The vision that was once distorted becomes crystal clear as the plan that God was unfolding is revealed. What was once lacking is no longer desired. What was once wanted is no longer required. What was once needed is no longer imperative. Why? Because we have found that God is more than enough.
“Father, help us to be women of true beauty radiating Your glory – inhaling and exhaling Your holy presence living in us.”
For His Glory
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