Monday, March 12, 2012

plans to prosper you, and not to harm you

it hit me yesterday while driving along the old road near my house. the one with potholes that the city keeps filling and big mud trucks keep digging back up.

the sun was low in the sky and the window was down. and from the driver's seat i could see home in the distance.

and the thought came. as clear and simple as the yellow line slipping out from under me.

don't question the story God is writing for you life. and don't discount the one He's writing for your neighbor.

i pulled into the driveway, frantically flipped through old papers and registration and lipstick in my glove compartment. from those depths i pulled out a red pen.

i sat alone in the driveway while the sun set around me, red ambers dancing on the grass.

and i wrote it down. and as i wrote, i prayed. and as i prayed, it lifted.

14 comments:

Suz and Allan said...

Wonderful post and full of so much truth!

Melanie Lea said...

So sweet. And great words to remember. Thanks for sharing sweet lady!

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wildchild said...

moments like that are worth so much, aren't they?

Blondie's Journal said...

I'm glad you shared these inspiring words, Courtney!

XO,
Jane

Sarah said...

That was lovely. Again, your imagery is beautiful. =)

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

ginanorma said...

printing!!!

and i love how you included our neighbor....;)

Hannah said...

Lovely words that I definitely needed to hear!

Kira said...

So beautiful and true.

Tiffany said...

Oh my gosh, absolutely love this! I may use it on my own blog this week.

~Tiffany
http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

Amber said...

I wish had the Ephesian throughout my day. Oh well, I will settle for learning from your thoughts.

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

Absolutely inspiring. I do sometimes question that story for myself, but I also deeply trust that my story is the right one for me.

Joy said...

Such a great truth, I needed to be reminded. Thank You

ash said...

oh, i love your heart. <3

Emma Frances said...

Beautiful. I love that you jumped out and wrote your thoughts down. I seriously should write so many more things down than I do. There is so much inspiration to be had {and remembered} if we just listen and write it down when we first hear/feel it. I love this!

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