Friday, March 7, 2008

Growing Up

Yesterday I had this crazy idea of looking for apartments. No, I'm not moving out for over a year, but the idea of looking for a place to live sounded like fun and so I spent my free time looking around on There are actually quite a few very nice places for rent in town for a decent price. I was practicing being a good steward by not even looking at the more expensive places, but I found that the cheaper places were very nice looking. I was happily surprised.

Then all of a sudden as I was looking through apartments I realized something. I am no longer afraid of growing up! In fact, I am starting to look forward to the idea. For quite some time now, my sinful control issues have been hindering me from seeing that responsibility is not always a bad thing. Becoming an adult doesn't have to be scary! I am someone who has enjoyed living at home with my family and I have not always looked forward to the day when I will move out of my parents' home. I enjoy the shelter and protection that living with my parents provides.

I am so thankful that I saw this little bit of growth in my life, even in something as small as not being afraid to move out. It may seem silly to some people, but I see this as a big step in my own life because I am handing over the reins to God and willingly asking Him to be in control.

Thank you, Lord, for growth in the small areas as well as the big ones!

"The LORD is my strength and my song,and he has become my salvation;this is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him." (Exodus 15:12, ESV)