We’re all waiting on something.  We’re waiting for the phone to ring, the opportunity to present itself, the promotion, the provision, the diagnosis, the answer, the guidance, the healing, the strength, the breakthrough.  We’re all waiting.  We all have dreams and desires placed in our hearts that we are waiting to unfold.


A friend wanted to start her own styling business, giving people head to toe makeovers.  Other than passion and a natural talent she didn’t have much experience, so she felt under qualified and that fear kept her from moving toward her hearts dream.


Going about her days discouraged, thoughts of an elderly neighbor who had just lost her husband kept entering her mind and tugging at her heart.   Driving home from the grocery store one day, the thought had pulled at her once again, so she followed through and paid the woman a visit.


While visiting the lonely widow, enjoying herself over tea and laughter there was an unexpected knock at the door.  In walked a woman who in conversation mentioned how she admired my friend’s style and was indeed in need of a makeover herself.  She had just received her first client!


We worry and work so hard at chasing after our own hearts happiness, when really, what we don’t realize is that happiness is chasing us.   It’s found in the guidance of our hearts as they are being tugged and pulled in compassion for others.  It’s that tug at the heart that tells you to go and check on that lonely neighbor, it’s that pull you feel each time your heart and mind is reminded of someone else’s need, desire or dream. It is those very heartstrings that will lead you to our own hearts happiness.  We are fulfilled not by getting everything we think we want; when and how we would like it, but by fulfilling the will of our Father.  (John 4:34) We are fed, nourished, and sustained with LOVE.

Psalm 37:4 (ESV) Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart.  If we will follow the guidance put in our hearts for fulfilling others happiness, God will surely guide happiness to ours!  If we stop chasing after what we want in life and look around at how we can fulfill the needs and wants of others, we will have slowed down long enough to realize that happiness just caught up!


Isaiah 58:7-8 (NIV) Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter- when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?  Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.


What are you waiting on today?  Has God been tugging at your heart?  In what ways can you follow that hearts pull?


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*Photo by Morgan Day Cecil

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