2020 Heart Check - How's Yours?
As we close out this wild year I want to reflect on the goodness of Jesus in this season.
This year has put a halt to much and most of our plans. The visions, goals, and dreams were altered a little or a lot! While I’m not wanting to give credit to the enemy, I do believe he thinks he’s done a great job of stirring a lot of fear, anxiety, depression, frustration, and anger in the hearts of God's people. But what the enemy has intended for evil, the Lord uses for good!!
You see, MY plans, visions, dreams, and goals have been altered. Quite a bit. But I see how the Lord has used it to refocus my vision. How he has aligned my heart and focus with his. I repented of my fears, anxiety, worries, and frustrations. I surrendered MY plans to allow for HIS plans over my life. And I began to see how my focus was off in many ways.
My focus at the beginning of the year was still on the idea of Utah and only half-heartedly involved in our youth ministry. But God has spoken many times to plant both feet in the ground but be willing to be uprooted. God disrupted my plans and realigned my heart with his. During the summer youth camp, my heart exploded with a passion to see our youth of this generation set free and set apart for Jesus. I prayed then and there that if God called me to this for the next twenty years I’d be satisfied. Even if that meant Utah was delayed. After all, it’s his timing, not mine. He is wildly after our hearts and he used a hundred hungry youth to get to mine and correct my vision. AMEN!!
Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and praying our hearts are so connected to his to see his kingdom come here on earth.