God’s Plan ‘vs’ the World’s View

I shared a little bit with you about having my son at age 40. If I can be honest with you all, it was a TOUGH time for me. When I first found out I was expecting, I cried for a solid month. Not your typical response to expecting a child. I was very selfish at that time, focusing a lot on ME and how MY plans were going to have to change. To sum it up, I didn’t want another baby. Jeremiah 1:5 came up a lot during this time. Thank GOD! “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” God already knew my baby and had formed a relationship with him!

Another upsetting thing I mentioned was how friends, doctors, even family, would always point out my age. And probably well meaning they would say, “why would you want to have a baby now, at your age?” “You’re too old for this!”, and so it went. Let me tell you that was the world talking. GOD said, “I choose you to be this baby’s mama”, GOD said, “you are not to old to have this child”, GOD said, “I have a plan and purpose for you both!”

Listen folks, the world will always tell you that you aren’t pretty enough, thin enough, rich enough, creative enough, (insert your own word, enough). But GOD says you are enough. He meets us where we are and loves us right there. Isaiah 55:8 says “My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.

His ways are better, His thoughts towards you are better.

Start seeing yourself as God sees you, HIS, and not how you think the World sees you.

Blessings!

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  1. Hi Kim! I am so, so proud of you!! Gramma Deal would be so proud of you! Your faith is such an encouragement to me! I too, never felt like I was “enough” of a lot of those things growing up, into my adult life and even my marriages. I was stuck in the “why can’t you be” mode for so long. People would say things like “Why can’t you be more like your sister? Why can’t you be a better cook, a better daughter, a better wife?”, ect. I thought I was good and worked so hard at being the best at everything!! Until one day when I heard God say to me “Just be! Be who I created you to be, not what others expect you to be. I created you in my image. You are “enough!” Praise The Lord!!

    I love you Kim!!
    Blessings to you and your family!

    1. Awww, Tara! Thanks! Yes, I agree that we all need to see ourselves like God sees us! How much easier life would be!! I’ve always thought you are absolutely stunning and probably thought once or twice “Why can’t I look more like Tara?!” lol.. But, I will say Gramma Deal has such beautiful granddaughters!! Love you!!