"Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4
The scripture that we discussed last night with our girls is listed above. As I was going upstairs for the third time tonight trying to get my little one to bed, this verse popped into my head. I was on the verge of getting frustrated because I have a million things to do before we leave town for Thanksgiving and she did not want to go to bed.
As I handed her, her blanket and laid down next to her in bed I thought of the verse again. . ."and he will give you the desires of your heart."
Three and a half years ago I was trying to serve God to the best of my ability, supervise 17 employees in a high stress career, be super mom and a wonderful wife. I was failing! I was very unhappy and I was taking it out on my family. At first we contemplated a move with my job. It was a move to a new town, but in the same position I was already in. I thought for sure I would get the job. I had the interview. It was horrible. I could not answer their questions, I was at a loss for words.
I usually have no problems in interviews and I bombed this one. I accepted that we were not going anywhere and I settled back in to my unhappiness. Out of the blue my husband told me that his company had asked him if he would be willing to transfer. We had not even considered that. The only catch was that it was to a small town (one that in the beginning of our marriage I had said "I will never move there").
One of the first things out of his mouth was, "The only way we will move is if you can be a stay-at-home mom". I asked him in the next breath, "When can we leave?"
I had never really considered being a stay-at-home mom. I had my sights set on being a career mom. God had different plans for me.
I realize now that in this whole season of transitioning from working to staying home that God was giving me the desires of my heart. I was growing in my relationship with Him in this whole process. Spending more time in my Bible, praying, learning about Him and trusting in Him. I was delighting in Him.
The more my relationship with Him grew, the more my desires changed. I thought my desire was to be a Super Career Mom, but after I started putting more focus on God that was not the case.
As I walked up those stairs tonight and cuddled my daughter in bed I was praising God. I am so thankful this Thanksgiving season to walk up those stairs a million times to tuck my little ones into bed. I am so thankful that in the morning I am not frenzied trying to get myself ready for work and them shooed out the door to school and daycare. I am so thankful that my littlest loves the days that we get to spend all day together.
Can you think of how God is giving you the desires of your heart? Are you delighting in Him today? I know that he is taking great delight in you.
One of my favorite verses that I just came upon recently is in Zephaniah 3:17, "The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing."
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