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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

In Other Words

In "other" words is a meme where a qoute of inspiration is shared and the group shares their thoughts on what the words means to them. Debbie from Heart Choices is hosting this week and chose the words from One In A Million by Priscilla Shirer

“The spirit of complaint is born out of an unwillingness to trust God with today. Like the Israelites, it means you are spending your time looking back toward Egypt or wishing for the future, all the while missing what God is doing right now.”

It is hard for us to break away from things of yesterday. I think it is human for us to want to go back to what life was before. When times get tough we often desire to go back to the way it was before. I can remember when I first was married and had young children. I was a young mother who often desired to go back to the way it was in my teenage years. I can remember loving my daughter yet wanting to do the things that I did before her. Her father worked a lot and was gone and I found myself alone many days. The bond between me and my daughter was strong then because she was all I had and that bond has remained strong since.
When I think about the times in life that I often desired what I had left not knowing what the Lord had planned for me. I believe it is only human to want to retreat to what we know rather than to walk through the wilderness of the unknown to find out what the Lord has planned for us. This also leads into another thought one of trusting out Lord with all. Often this is hard to do as we have no idea of what lays before us and full knowledge of what lays behind us. Whether it is good or bad it is familliar.
Have you ever seen times where you wanted to retreat to the known rather than to go forward into the unknown?


  1. That is so true, we like to stick with the familiar. We find a comfort zone there even if the familiar wasn't that pleasant. Thanks for sharing today, I really enjoyed it.

  2. I am so guilty of desiring to stay in my comfort zone. Your words are so true for many of us even though circumstances may be different.

    Thank you for sharing and joining in with us today Annie.

    Blessings and love,

  3. How true--the pull of the familiar over the unknown even when the unknown is obedience. Thanks for sharing this week.

  4. I've experienced both. The great reminder in this quote is to live in the moment, enjoying what God gives NOW.


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