“Maybe there is someone that you’re not seeing,” he said.

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“Maybe there is someone that you’re not seeing ,” he said. I paused, my cell-phone warm in my hand.

“Maybe,” I finally replied, knowing this could be true. And later as I scanned the recesses of my mind, I  realized I have plenty of beautiful, talented and godly friends full of encouragement and who have helped me plenty of times over while I created, planned, and facilitated my latest idea, community event, or retreat.

Yet it still did not feel like enough. I felt lacking in having  a someone who would be there through my rambling of ideas to rail me in when I’ve gone too far, or to expand my thinking, bring in fresh ideas and, importantly, discern the holes to avoid failures.

Often I found myself praying, “God, could you just give me someone who I could bounce ideas off of, and show me what I’m missing? I really want just this particular someone who…” and I’d list my wants.

And wait.

And continue as always, wondering if I was missing something, as surely I couldn’t complete these tasks, these details for the events I’d been called to lead without it being better if I just had this particular someone I wanted to help me.

Surely there must be something I’m lacking and the only way to fulfill would be through that someone who I wanted to help me to build His kingdom.

“Maybe there is someone that you’re not seeing,” he said, this acquaintance of mine who I had reached out to as I contemplated a ministry leadership position, unsure if I could do it alone.

Maybe there is Someone…

Later, over a coffee, a girlfriend related words her pastor spoke earlier that particular day at a Sunday church service: God knows what you need. It’s not about what you want. He always gives you what you need.

He always gives you what you need.

 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need. Luke 12:31

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Matthew 10:29-31

“Maybe there is someone that you’re not seeing ,” he said.

And I began to see, that yes I do have that Someone already, who has given me all that I need now to complete what He has called me to be in this season.

Being complete now in His Kingdom, I lack nothing as even the sparrows know.

For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity dwells in the bodily form. And you have been made complete in Christ, who is the head of every ruler and authority. Colossians 2: 9-19

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So I carry on with faith and trust that He provides all I need now to complete the works He has for me. And, if there comes a time that I need a someone, maybe even a life partner to complete His works (and me for him) He will provide.

And my God will fully supply your every need according to his glorious riches in the Messiah Jesus. Philippians 4:19

And I am never abandoned, never alone.

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

May you walk in the fullness of Him today, knowing you have all that you need, now in this present moment and all to come.

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18 thoughts on ““Maybe there is someone that you’re not seeing,” he said.

  1. Walking in faith is a choice. Walking in peace is a choice.
    And you have made a choice to depend entirely on Him!
    I pray as you spend yourself completely for the Master
    He will grant you the desires He has put in your heart.
    God knows where you are.
    It may not make sense at times what He is up to but we can
    rest in the truth that He is so so so faithful!
    Great post Lynn.

    Rolain

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  2. Hi Lynn,
    I love the sweet photos of the birds! This post strikes a chord since I too, often someone to bounce ideas off of and think how nice it would be to have a collaborator in life’s adventures and projects. Yes, we have God who is with us always, but he also knows we need human companionship and fellowship. I’m grateful we can complete the work he gives us in this season and I’m grateful that he gives us a yearning for more, too, and the opportunity to see him working in our lives. Love to you! xo

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    1. I’ve wondered about that yearning for more, Valerie, but you’ve spun this for me making it positive to have hopes, dreams, goals that I can’t seem to shake, even though they seem impossible! With those yearnings, we get to see Him working. Thanks for those words and have a beautiful day! Hugs!

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  3. I love this post. I am always looking for that help as well and quite often forget that God has given that to me in the form of my friends, husband and most importantly myself and talents he gives us all. He always supplies our needs even in the situations when we think we are inadequate.

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  4. Hi Lynn! It sure looks like the Lord sent you just the right word through your friend. You wanted someone to bounce ideas off of, and instead he sent someone to bounce an idea off of you! I love that.
    It’s a good reminder to me that I have what I need. As you said, I might not have what I want, but that might not be good for me right now anyway.
    Thank you!
    Ceil

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  5. It’s amazing how God opened your eyes to the Someone you weren’t seeing, as your friend put it. I love your thoughts and all the verses here, Lynn. You give such hope in that Someone who always sees us and cares so much and will always provide us with whatever we need now today and in the days to come. It’s hard to let go of our wants though, isn’t it? I love your photos of the birds and the message in the first one! Blessings and hugs to you!

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  6. Hi Trudy! Definitely hard to balance that letting go of our wants, yet still keeping the dreams in our hearts that may not be coming alive as we hoped! It makes my heart leap to know you see hope through God’s words here. As a side note, I was out by a river today where a woodpecker landed on a dead tree branch. I sneaked up as close as I could before it flew away. I didn’t have my long lens, but hoping I got some okay shots!

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  7. Gosh Lynn this speaks right to my heart! I have been developing a project and feeling so alone in the overwhelm of, crying out to God for help to come along to help me sort it out..and you know I woke this morning with the verse seek first the kingdom and all else will be given. Your words and faith gives me hope to trust these words more derply. God gives us just what we can handle

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  8. Beautiful words and photos here, my Alberta friend! Your words remind me of so many times I have felt that way, yearning for a person to be that one person. I missed the Lord in that whole equation more often than I would have wished. I also too often didn’t express gratitude for the real live person he had sent. It always makes me remember the story about the man and the flood. You likely know it. (The man climbs to his rooftop as the water has risen so high in the flood that he has nowhere else to go. He prays and asks God to rescue him. As the story goes, a person in a boat shows up and a person in a helicopter shows up and he turns them both down because he is waiting on God to rescue him. When he ends up in heaven because he drowned and he asked God why He didn’t spare him, the Lord reminds him that he sent a boat and a helicopter.) Always love that story!!

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  9. Lynn … yes to this right here –>’Maybe there is Someone…’

    Considering the truth of those words recalibrates me this evening, shifts my gears back to where they need to be, calms my heart, frees me from having to know the answers to all my questions.

    Thank you, friend …

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  10. Lynn, I’ve fallen into the trap that says I must have the someone I want to help me with certain things. Lately that “someone” has been a friend who can see into my neediness and help me get out. But, God. He is teaching me to rely on Him in the times when I’m struggling, or feel discouraged, or lonely. He is, as you said so beautifully, the Someone I need. He knows my needs and provides them. He knows my wants, and He knows if I should have them or not. It’s a trust walk with Him, don’t you think?

    Loved your post!

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  11. I love this! I understand the desire to have someone who will be there with us as we are processing life. I understand that I rely on others often forgetting that they are not always reliable. We do have Someone who will be there for us no matter what. That is the Someone who has been sitting with me this past year as I journey through my days feeling like I am not going anywhere. I love the words from Colossians especially the reminder that I have been made complete in Christ. I will be savoring these words over the weekend.

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  12. It’s interesting to see how God navigates us through these waters, isn’t it? I know I get so focused on what I think I want or need, that I often miss the big picture. Thankful that He is loving and patient and ever faithful. Thanks for sharing, Lynn.

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