As most know, I took a few days off of social media, really just to refocus and pray about what God wanted me to do with my blog and even life as I entered this new year.
It was so great to just be still and listen with no distractions, I feel like that’s when God moves the most.
Be still, and know that I am God…
I spent much of my time just surrendering myself to be a vessel for His glory, just kind of opening my heart to be more willing to do His will.
And while doing that, I began to realize that a lot of times I limit God and who He is. At the end of last year, I posted a blog with a new year journal prompt challenge. I was on Christmas break and I kind of did it just to give me something to do, I honestly thought no one would join and questioned why I was even doing it. Which is laughable now, because I serve an incredible God of no limitations! I was absolutely blown away by everyone who joined the challenge and how many thank you messages I received. So many people shared such kind words and stories of how they were sharing the journal prompt challenge with friends and how much they loved it. That’s when I realized that if I’m just willing to do what God puts on my heart, the limitations could be endless, because that’s just how great my God is.
Now unto him that is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.
I decided I don’t want to put God into a box anymore, I don’t want to limit the work He is capable of doing. I could come up with a million and one excuses of how I’m not capable enough to be used by Him, but the reality is this: We don’t have to be extraordinary, incredibly smart or even super talented, because all God wants is a willing heart. If you have a willing heart, He will undoubtedly use you as a vessel for His glory.
Over the time I was away from social media, God really laid something on my heart, so I’m taking on the challenge to post a monthly journal prompt for you! I’m going to post them at the beginning of each month, so that way you’ll be able to do it whenever you want throughout the month. I’m so thrilled to just grow closer to the Lord in this way with you all, but I would be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous about taking on this challenge. As a missionary kid my life is constantly changing and really, I was just worrying about not being able to keep up or even do it, but one thing I refuse to do is limit God. Worry is what robs people of amazing opportunities, so I refuse to sit around and wait for my life to become “normal”. I’m choosing to make the best of each and every day that He gives me. I’m choosing to wholeheartedly serve Him this year and honestly, I just can’t wait to see how He works.
Many know that I do the journal prompt challenge over Instagram and that I share my journal pages on there. I would absolutely love to see yours and how God is working in your life. Feel free to post them or put them on your story and hashtag #quintessentiallylivingjournalprompt. I promise, it was the most inspiring thing in the world to see all your journal pages and your beautiful hearts shining through the words.
I just wanted to update you all on that, wish you an amazing year ahead, and remind you to not limit God. Have a willing heart. Be a vessel for His glory. He always does some extraordinary, unimaginable things and it’s pretty awesome to be a part of that.
Love and blessings to you,