It all started with a little writing desk. My heart was firmly planted and persistently captivated by the beauty that could be created with a pen and paper. For hours, I would sit at that little writing desk and pour over the pages. I was in love with words. I was in love with creating something I could call my own. In every season, that little writing desk comes back to me. It sits in the corner of my parents’ living room—far too small for me to sit and write at now. But all the same, it reminds me of the passion God planted in my heart as a little girl. One that, though I left for a while, I could not help but slowly find my way back to.
God cares about the little details. The further I stray, the more He pursues me. The more He shows me that little girl at the writing desk—the little girl who didn’t care what anyone thought of her dreams. She didn’t shy away from the task at hand. She didn’t spend hours brainstorming, hours procrastinating, and hours telling herself she just wasn’t good enough to pursue the dream. No, she just wrote. She sat down, at peace with herself and her world, and she wrote.
Time and time again, God calls me back to that little girl. He reminds me that she is worthy of the calling. He reminds me that she was set apart. He reminds me that He knows the plans He has for her: plans to prosper and not harm her, plans to give her hope and a future. And after He has reminded me of those things, He gently reminds me that I am still her, and she is still me.
Thank You, God, for never leaving that little girl at that little writing desk. Thank You for reminding her who she is to You every single moment You can.
My prayer for you, as you read, is that you would encounter Jesus and His never-ending stream of love for you. I pray you would be reminded that a life lived walking hand in hand with Him is a life worth living.
He never stops pursuing you. Your story matters. I pray you would never forget that. His hand is outstretched to you, asking if you would walk through life with Him as your guide—the God who goes before you, the God who makes a way for you. Will you accept Him?
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28, ESV
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” – Ephesians 2:10, ESV
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” – Jeremiah 29:11, ESV
“You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.” – Jeremiah 29:13, ESV