Thursday, January 12, 2012

My Conclusion

So I have come to the conclusion-
I have two options in life:

To choose to be happy  
To choose not to be happy

Why don't I always choose to be happy? I wish I did.
It would just makes things a whole lot happier in life...
I want to choose it from now on.
To just be care-free in a whole lot of areas in my life. Far too often I'm looking for the "future" and the "big picture". I've decided I don't want that anymore. Now don't get me wrong... i totally still remember that the choices i make now will be the result. But you know? I'm just letting God take care of that.
I just want to be happy, love my family, and treat others as my brothers and sisters in Christ. And be thankful.
Wish I was a kid... kinda. But not really. Because God is good. And you know what?
I love this place that He has decided to place me right now.
 There are still so many "what-if's" and "when's" and "one-day's" and "hopefully's"... sometimes they all just drive me crazy! Always nagging, always wanting my attention.
But it is HERE, in this place, that I am commanded to just be still and know, really know, That HE is  God.
God can take care of all these things when they come along.
Am I really too proud to think that He's not big enough to care about all my little things in life?
And really, these things.... are not my god. Or they shouldn't be.
Because the more I get to know them, the more they become a god to me and I am blinded by them and lose my focus on Christ.
So why should I be getting to know them instead of just getting to know my Father and Creator? He who I was created to know. To love. And to walk with.
The One who I am told to just be still and know. He's God. He's got it all under control.
What have I to fear?
And you know... He's not to busy for all my little childlike problems and worries and hopes and dreams.              
I. am. so. grateful.

So it's here. That I've decided to just be happy.

"Don't worry. Be Happy"

"All that I need, All that I seek, is You here with me.
 Holy Spirit, have Your way in me..."


  1. I read this awesome quote yesterday that seems to go with the *simplicity* of trust you are describing here:

    “Poets don’t go mad; but chess-players do. Mathematicians go mad, and cashiers; but creative artists very seldom. . . . The poet only asks to get his head into the heavens. It is the logician who seeks to get the heavens into his head. And it is his head that splits.” (G.K. Chesterson)

    When we have the heart and mind of a poet . . . an artist . . . a musician, we are seeking to do nothing more than worship the One who is big enough to handle all these things. We've found our rightful place as CREATURES, not the CREATOR. So little and limited we are. When we try to be otherwise . . . well, it's not a pretty sight.
    LOVE this post, Emily! Good stuff here!

  2. Thank you so much for what you shared, Kelli! And I loved the quote. There is so much rest in trust. Its funny how we so often forget that. I am so blessed by you!

  3. Thanks for sharing this post Emily! Some awesome stuff that was good for me to hear right now! :)

  4. That was so good, Emily!! Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

  5. Thank you for sharing your thoughts Emily! I needed that now :)
    ps. I really like your blog! and I love green ;)