When I grow up…

Did you ever notice children at play thinking about when they grow up? Sometimes I just want to tell them..Don’t grow up…not likely that it will happen..

When I was a young teen, I decided to make the best of my circumstances and learn as much as I could and be the best at everything I tried.  Mostly, I succeeded at lots…Quality Assurance, mechanical set up, engineering (classes not quite finished, and I won’t)…but it was all about me, and God really woke me up to it. It seemed that I was just building my self up with an “I will show them” attitude.  Now as I drive a school bus, I look at the same eyes that I have been so familiar with, and the talk of being something..making a name for thier self…and praying for God to grab these hearts, and let HIM  have HIS place in those little lives.

Now as an Adult I find that the hardest thing about growing up is growing down, learning to allow God to be God in my life, and learning to take HIS hand and trust HIM, to not give a second thought to what will happen tomorrow, because HE is right today is enough, and tomorrow is already undercontrol in HIM.  Learning that its not about the name I make for myself…Its about ..Loving HIM with all my heart and all my soul, and all my mind, and all my strength…

In my heart HE has been saying that to me… “be the best at loving me..strive for that..”

So what do you want to be when you grow down?


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13 responses to “When I grow up…

  1. I decided to make the best of my circumstances and learn as much as I could and be the best at everything I tried.

    isn’t that what we all want? To be the very best that we can be with what we have. One thing that you have is your belief in a loving God and you use that to be the best “you” that you can be.

  2. Hover – I strive to be the best I can at all times – i have to admit I screw up a lot – but that is a different topic – lol! Having that faith in God like Darla is a strong encourager for me. Family is another strong encourager for me – I luv’s mama!!!

  3. Here’s a little secret – I never grew up! I share the secret with as many people as I am able – being a ‘grown up’ is so overrated.

    I guess I strive to be the “best”, but I don’t usually think of it that way. I strive to be three things: real, relevant, and relational.

    Jesus said to have faith as a child; He said His yoke is easy and His burden is light; He said to love God, our neighbors, and each other.

    When the focus is simply on consistently being rather than on being something in particular there is a profound peace and sense of freedom that comes upon you.

    I often marvel at the overwhelming circumstances dealt to so many of us; it is comforting to know that we are not alone in our struggles.

  4. Hover- good to see you! well as well as one can see on the blogosphere 🙂 but you are right we all strive to be better, and I do use God to make me a better “Me”.

    Papa- why are you making me smile so much today?? “I love Mama” LOL

    Bad- I hear you…it is comforting to me too to know that I am not alone in my struggles…and I do not plan on growing up..I tried it..I didn’t like it! 😆

  5. When I ‘grow down’ I want to be just like Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. I want to have THAT faith! That faith that says please God take this cup from me, but if You don’t……it’s OK because YOUR Will is sooooooooo much more important than mine and whatever you want me to do, wherever you want me to go……I’ll do it….I’ll go.

  6. Dan

    “When I was a child I spoke as a child I understood as a child I thought as a child; but when I became a man I put away childish things.” I Cor. 13: 11

    We are to have the simple faith of a child, but in many ways we are to ‘grow up’.

  7. Dan- agree again..I am still working on faith like a child..have you got that one all figured out…does your faith move mountains…*sigh* I don’t think mine does YET

  8. HEATHER!!!!! love you princess…oh I so want that too!

  9. I guess that would depend on the definition of a mountain. A 21 year old son killed inder suspiscious circumstances connected to a car accident, just when he was getting out of harmful influences/issues is a mountain. If faith bringing us through that means moving a mountain, I guess we moved one.

  10. If you’re able to roll out of bed in the morning and function after that happened to you – yes, absolutely that is a mountain.

  11. Oooh I like this post!

  12. thank you Faith!! You are precious Princess. Just me trying to apply all that I can, and the whole letting go and letting God is probably my hardest lesson.

  13. “HE is right today is enough, and tomorrow is already under control in HIM. Learning that its not about the name I make for myself…Its about ..Loving HIM with all my heart and all my soul, and all my mind, and all my strength…”

    This is what I’m trying to learn, to live in the moment giving praise to Him in everything and loving Him with my all.

    You inspire me, Darla. Thanks.

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