Monday, August 23, 2010

heart full of peace

what does it mean to have a heart full of peace?
a heart not longing for the next?
a heart that is present where God has placed it.

I am struggling so much with this right now and feel like it's been a tough season.
I remember feeling like I wanted to be done with college when I was there, when I got done with college all I wanted was to be engaged, when I was engaged all I wanted to be was married, now that I'm married all I want is a job that I love. AH what is the matter with me?

"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake."
Psalm 23

what does it look like to not be in want? what does that feel like?

This year the Lord has been teaching me about being peaceful and joyful where I am at.
Each and every day is a gift from the Lord, let us rejoice in it. I do have so much to be grateful and thankful for- it just doesn't feel like that a lot of the times in my moments of sadness. We aren't called to rejoice when our lives are in perfect order or there is no struggle happening. We are called to rejoice daily.

If we spend so much of our day and time feeling ungrateful and down about our situations we could miss what God has for us in it. He is shaping our character daily. Molding us more and more into the men and women He created us to be, but what if we miss it? What if we don't open our ears enough to hear what He has to say? Will we miss blessings on the way? Clarity? Character building? Opportunities? I think so.

Working on being more joyful and living life day to day. Tomorrow has enough trouble of it's own.


  1. I love this post so much! And your whole entire blog really. And of course, Psalm 23, that Psalm brings peace to my heart.

  2. This is a beautiful post, and is also something I've been struggling with a lot this year. Sometimes I wonder why so many people are scared to die, when they're not really happy living. God has so much beauty in our everydays, we just need to open our eyes and look for it!

  3. miss oliv...thank you for being so vulnerable. i think in a way...we all go through this...i love your heart and know i am praying for you. Jesus has THE best plan in store for just wait and you. xoxo

  4. Right on! It's so easy to think of what we DON'T have, and in the process, miss out on enjoying all that we DO! I want to live everyday to it's full potential: squeeze out every drop! I know God has a plan for me where I am, and what I'm doing, or He wouldn't have me here. In HIS will is a very safe place to be!

  5. what a beautiful, God-breathed post. this was so.good. to hear. what a blessing you are! as you know i too am in an unfulfilling job, and it is so easy to get caught up in that discontent and miss the beauty and joy in each day. not to mention opportunities galore. thank you for sharing this olivia!


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