My heart's desire is for you to realize how valuable and precious you are, to know that you are a dream of God come true. While raising six children, I have had to depend on the Lord to give me certain nuggets of truth and insights into being a child of God. I would love to share these nuggets with you, hopefully bringing you closer to Him and a life filled with joy and peace.
What do you want from your one life? What could be written about your one shot here on earth that would leave your imprint on those who know you or even those who don't? I want to create my life…to sculpt each day into a celebration of the gifts I have been given. I want to take the desires of my heart and walk them out in joy. Do I always do that? Goodness no. I fall short sometimes…we all do. Yet I aspire to live a life of joy and bliss…a life of abundance as God intended for everyone.
I try to seek out and choose joy even in the worst of circumstances. Life throws at us, what it does. There is mess and yuck all in the middle of it. But when we focus on the mess, we miss so much and life can seem hopeless. I'm not talking about looking for happiness. Happiness is fickle. It comes and goes as it pleases. But joy is a choice and it can only be stolen if we allow it. Don't settle for just being happy now and then, when the circumstances are right. Decide in your heart that no matter the situation you find yourself in, you will choose to find the joy in it. And the best way to do that is to be taking steps towards following your passion. Then, when adversity comes, you keep your joy and move on to another step in the journey.
Sarah Gitzen Chose Joy
Being a wife and mom has been my joy. My passion has been watching my children grow, raising them, being witness to their lives, their choices and their development. Helping to shape their world, guiding them into being strong, caring, compassionate, loving and wise individuals is what has really made my life full. Now that they are on journeys of their own, I hope that I have helped them to become people who walk with God, who know and trust themselves enough to follow their passions and callings. I want them to find their bliss, their sweet spot and have the courage to walk it out. That has been my passion...my children.
I'm now embarking on other paths that are my bliss. There are dreams that God has dropped in my heart that are bursting for fruition! I'm taking slow, tentative but exciting steps to see them happen. What is your passion? Do you believe that God has placed those things in your heart? If so, go get em, tiger! God calls us to use our talents and to trust; trust enough to take the next step. Have faith that the answers are there for you…listen, believe and choose joy!
Here is a quote from a song by Mark Hall and Megan Garrett: "Who, but You, would ever choose to dream your dream in me? Tell me, who but You, would dare me to believe what I can't see? Who, but You?"