God brings different people and circumstance into our lives, and my constant prayer is that I will learn what He is trying to teach me in every season and that I live my life for HIm as he would have me live it.
Looking at my teenage self, the smugness amazes me. If I had any clue what life across multiple countries, a marriage and many blessings and lessons from the Lord would teach me, I think humility would have come more naturally back in those days. It doesn't always come naturally now, but the more God shows me, the more childlike and awestruck I feel myself becoming.
There are areas of my life that need growth and I'm sure there will always be these, so long as I am visiting here on Earth. I only pray that this growth will be positive in the eyes of God and not too turned upon the standards of the world.
NOTE: You can find the hymn I reference in the title HERE. It's one of my favorites.
This was written in five minutes with no editing for Five Minute Fridays over at The Gypsy Mama.