Thursday, May 16, 2013

{Everyday in May} - He Chose Me

Photo Credit: Kelly Schmidgall

Today's prompting on Blog Everyday in May was to write about something difficult about your 'lot' in life. 

I have been thinking about this for almost a week now. I can't think of one. Something's in the last two years have been difficult...being married and living with an average of 10 people each week

..or trying to handle the visa process for my husband

...or living in a third world country

but, I don't consider these things bad or my lot in life. It is what God chose for me. It was my purpose, what I was created for. Even though some of these things have been difficult, God, is a great Sustainer, a great Provider and My Solid Rock. He has gotten me through and received the glory! 

He CHOSE me! He chose me to do these things and for that I am honored. 

Ephesians 1:4 says, 
"even as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before Him."

While I face trials and difficulties in life, I try to remember that He chose me!! What an honor to carry out His gospel, no matter what form it comes in!


12 comments :

Allison said...

Beautiful post! I really enjoyed reading it. I couldn't think of a single difficult thing worthy of posting about, either. It's so nice to read about the blessings in other people's lives :)

Claudy Ashlee Francois said...

I'm glad to hear you say that as well! I am definitely blessed :) Thanks for stopping by!

Christine Johnson said...

You are so wise to understand that! I am enjoying your posts. You are a blessing to me.

ThistleAshD said...

Such a great perspective. I love that you filter everything you say through God's sovereignty. That has been one of my favorite attributes of His for such a long time. I love reading about that through others lives more than anything.

Claudy Ashlee Francois said...

Thanks for stopping by :)

Claudy Ashlee Francois said...

Thanks girl! I love that God is sovereign...One of the things we discussed a lot in our training before arriving on the field, was our theology of sufferring.. Is God still good even when we suffer? It easy to say yes to, but not always easy to believe!

Shaylynn... a girl, a story, a blog said...

oh this just ripped my heart right out of my chest in such a beautiful way, even if it sounds so morbid:)

Claudy Ashlee Francois said...

Shalylnn - I'm so glad it encouraged you! I'm so thankful for all God has blessed me with :)

Kiki said...

YES! I LOVE your take on this prompt. Beautifully written and I couldn't have said it any better--God CHOSE this life for us for a reason. :)

Nicole said...

Where do you live?! I am so curious about your life after coming across this post because I totally and whole-heartedly know that God's calling me to the mission field after I finish medical school. I know with my whole heart that He wants me to serve the least of these and be His hands & feet! I'm so excited I found your blog (thanks to your comment on my blog)!

Ashlee Francois said...

Thanks girl!! We are so blessed )

Ashlee Francois said...

I see you figured it out :) I'm so excited for you and will be praying for your calling :)