This year, I’m using the Present Over Perfect Guided Journal. I read Shauna Neiquist’s Present Over Perfect book when it came out a few years ago and so much of it just connected with me. When I saw she had created a journal, I knew it was right for this season of my life. The journal has small excerpts from the book and prompts to help you think, reflect, and write. I’ll be sharing some of the prompts and my responses.
Prompt (pg. 144): You are also loved and seen by our holy God. How will you let that truth help propel you forward into the life you’ve been dreaming of?
God wants all of me. God loves all of me. God is the point. Love is the point of it all.
I can rest. I can cease striving. I can be confident that i am loved and I am made for love.
God is enough. My life dream is truly to live in a way that pleases God and brings God glory.
Not gonna lie though… There are times I want so much more. Adventure. Influence. Wealth.
And yet I know that all of these things are temporary highs. Momentary glimpses of the eternal. They don’t last.
So, I will spend time with God. I will rest in love. I will hold onto Truth.