Growing Where I’m Planted

For so long, I have been fighting a discontent about my life.  Thoughts of “Well, once I have this then I can do this.” or “Once I meet that ‘someone’ I can start to really live.” have robbed me of time that I will never get back, so it was time to let go of those thoughts.  I needed to redirect my heart and mind and wanted this blog to be a place to walk through that.

I have determined to “grow where I’m planted.”  I am fully confident that God has placed me here in Nashville, single, childless, without a lot of possessions for His purpose.  My life looks like this partly due to my own choices, but also due to the fact that God wants to grow something in me that wouldn’t grow in any other circumstance.  Although this season of life looks drastically different than I could have ever imagined, I am also more blown away by the person that I see in the mirror than disappointed in missing out on the person that I wanted to be.  I still have moments of “ick” when I think about dreams deferred, but I am determined to enjoy this time in my life to the fullest.  I will thrive in this place that I am as rough and rocky as it may be at times.

Has your life turned out differently than you imagined?  What was your response in that change?

About Marjorie

Marjorie is a NW girl who now calls the Nashville, TN area home. She is VP of Events for Fuselage and wears many hats in that position, but the most important is working with Student Pastors to provide ways to reach students. Marjorie is also passionate about seeing people living out their dreams and using their gifts to make a difference around them.