All this pain
I wonder if I'll ever find my way?
I wonder if my life could really change at all?
All this earth
Could all that is lost ever be found?
Could a garden come up from this ground at all?
~ Gungor "Beautiful Things"
Many times in my life I have felt that I'm not good enough, that my life would never be what God intended it to be, that I'm never going to make it, so on and so forth, but the truth is, I AM NOT ENOUGH, I'M NEVER GOING TO MAKE IT IF... God is not in the picture.
Your life is like a photo album. You start taking pictures, your heart becomes that album that is full of memories, some pictures are sunny and clear, others are blurry and dark, you want to forget the past, the stories behind those pictures, but on your own, it's impossible. You need God. I need God. WE need God. All of us. God is the Only One that can make all things new in our lives but He wants to be in EVERY single picture of our albums. He wants to be the Owner of your memories, He wants to own your album, He wants your heart, He wants YOU! God even sent His Only Son in order to have your photo album and now, He wants you to take new pictures, pictures of new adventures, pictures of new people, new challenges, new gifts, NEW DREAMS, but in all of these, all He wants is to be in the center, the center of your album, the center in your heart, in other words, HE WANTS YOU, YOU ARE HIS CREATION, YOU ARE HIS BELOVED, YOU ARE HIS LOVE!
Life is also like a book. There are many chapters, some are full of happiness and some are sad and melancholic, but in all of these there's an Author, the Author of Life, the Author who created you and I as characters in His Book. There's a script, but we are the ones who choose whether we read and follow the script or just go our own ways and pretend that the script and the Author never existed... We are the ones who decide.
I want to choose God today, I want Him to have the very first spot in my heart. I know it's not going to be easy, there's many past hurts, sometimes I think I'm never going to be able to change, I'm too imperfect, but that's the beauty of grace. When we receive His grace, He makes all things new, He makes beautiful things. Like the Bible says: "Beauty instead of Ashes". That's Our God!
I don't want God to be part of a memory, I want Him to be in all my memories! Present and future. "God makes beautiful things out of us", don't ever forget that! XOXO.
"He who was seated on the throne said, 'I am making everything new!'" Revelation 21:5 NIV
Ps. Here's the video of the song "Beautiful Things" by Gungor. Arrivederci! ;)
Credits: Photo 1 by lora-tox, photo 2 by Rani333, photo 3 by extrasist0le (deviantART) & video by RELEVANTMagazine (YouTube)