Have you ever in your life asked God to make your life a little more difficult so that you could develop steadfastness? It’s comical. But think about it. We care far more about our comfort than we do about our character. But that’s not God’s desire.
Let’s say Jesus came in the room today and said, “2013 is coming, and as you walk out the door today, I’m gonna give you an option, plan A or plan B for 2013.
Here’s your choice:
Plan A, I can make it a very easy and comfortable year for you, everything’s gonna go your way. You want a great marriage? It’ll be there. You’re not married, you want a perfect mate? She’s coming. You want a new job where you make three times as much as last year? You’ll get it. You want no one in your family to get sick and you won’t get sick? Everything, just supernaturally, it’s all gonna be there. At the end of the year, you’re not gonna be any stronger than you were in ‘12. You’re not gonna be any closer to Me. We’re not gonna be any more intimate. But it will have been a fun year.
Or I’ll give you plan B, I’m gonna have you go through some hardships, and it’s not gonna be an easy year. But during those times, you and I are gonna get so close. You’re gonna get so close to Me. And you’re gonna experience me like never before. And at the end of the year, you’re gonna be this man or woman that is so far beyond who you are today with steadfastness and strength you’ve never had. I’ll get you through it but it’ll be tough.”
And so you’re walking out the door and Jesus goes, “So what do you want? Plan A or Plan B?”
I can tell you which one God wants, He wants you to be holy and steadfast.
Through our hardship and trouble we develop an intimacy with God. I hope with it, He eventally rewards with happiness, contentment, and prosperity. Ofcourse He will, because His love is perfect and vast beyond all measure.
@SituStudio’s Times Square “Heartwalk”
Dumbo, Brooklyn-based Situ Studio (@situstudio) recently built in Times Square “Heartwalk,” a heart-shaped structure constructed entirely of debris from Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath. The four-person group of designers and builders shared their process of constructing Heartwalk on Instagram along the way.
“The genesis of the Heartwalk project was tied to reusing reclaimed material from Hurricane Sandy. The entire structure is fabricated out of boardwalks salvaged from different communities around the Tri-State Area,” says Situ’s Bradley Samuels. “Approximately 500,000 people pass through Times Square each day, and we decided that Instagram would be the most effective tool to populate a gallery with user-generated content.”
The Heartwalk sculpture, shared on Instagram through the #heartwalktsq hashtag, was the winning submission to the fifth annual Times Square Valentine Heart Design competition and was commissioned by Times Square Alliance (@timessquarenyc) and Design Trust for Public Space (@designtrustnyc). It will be on display in Times Square until Sunday, March 10.
For more photos of Heartwalk, and to follow Situ Studio’s future endeavors, follow @situstudio.
This city comes up with the coolest and most creative projects and ideas. Cheers.
It’s been awhile since I wrote. Things haven’t been easy, living here combined with living with a woman has been one of the most difficult tasks I’ve had to endure. I’m so grateful at least for having started class, and to be receiving GI Bill support in any day now. I only hope things get easier, there’s been so much to compromise. Whatever the outcome, I know I walk out of this stronger and more self sufficient. I just finished watching Blue Like Jazz. I know I don’t want to lose sight like Don did. She actually applied for another apartment today. I’m slightly worried as to being more on my own this time. School is losing its appeal fast, need to stay focused though. Need to find people to make music with, my love needs to thrive on the things I enjoy. That’s how God comes out through me.
It’s late yall.