This weekend I went on a church retreat to Gatlinburg with my church, it was so much fun.
Not only was it great getting to hang out with old friends, but it was awesome to meet some new people and really get to know them.
As with every retreat, I leave it with newfound wisdom of something that I've learned.
This weekend, I actually learned a lot, but the most important thing I learned was that I can't make everything about me all the time, and I do. I focus on myself all the time, complaining about what I need to change, and how this could be better in my life, or whatever.
The thing is, I miss so many other opportunities when I'm so indulged in my own little world and all the "problems" or flaws in it.
God is constantly reminding me how important it is to trust Him in every second of every day of my life. Anything I try to do on my own fails miserably, and I realize that. I'm so far from where I wish I was, but I'm getting there, and I know God is working on me...I can feel it, and I know He will never, ever give up on me. No matter how many times I let Him down or neglect Him, He is constant, and He will always be there for me when I come running back to Him.
So many times I don't realize just how big God is, and just how much He can do for me, if I only ask Him, and if I'm just patient and quiet to hear Him speak.
We talked a lot in our small group about how important it is to just be silent before the Lord, and we all admitted that we lacked that and we needed to do that more often... so starting tonight, I'll just listen.