I'm meandering my way through the book 1000 Gifts by Ann Voskamp, which is really the only way to read this book. She was the keynote speaker this summer and listening to her was like listening to spoken music. No real way to do her style justice...let it suffice to say that she is not a quick read, but one you have to process through. At least for me.
I came across a line in the book that said if you were thirsty you wouldn't read a book about getting a drink. You would go get a drink. That is where I'm living these days. I am meandering my way through life, taking a drink of Living Water instead of reading about it.
I'm not writing near as much as I used to, but I am living each day fully in the adventure that following a wild and crazy God brings. Instead of writing about the big dreams I have, I'm taking steps towards them as God leads. For example, somehow I am the new team writer for an organization called the Oneness School Initiative. Basically it means using my nitpickiness for the Kingdom, editing and proofing documents on their website. This came about because one person knew another person and mentioned me, and now that person is helping me with my dream event...by saying yes to one thing it set me on the path I am really wanting to be on. Cool, huh?
I always seem to have about ten irons in the fire, but none of them are calling my name loudly. I asked a friend a few weeks ago if it was a bad thing to not feel urgent about everything, but just to take each day as it comes. I am so used to chasing after things, but I think the Lord has led me to a desert of sorts. I am learning to walk, to listen, to just be. Her answer was reassuring...just keep honoring God with each thing I do, and He will continue to lead.
It is my prayer for each of you that you recognize what the leading of God looks like in your life, and that you follow hard after Him. Even if that means a little meandering.
This is such a great message. I find myself feeling guilty sometimes for "meandering" and not passionately following after my dreams. I just go with it as it comes and rejoice when God blesses me on the way. Thank you for giving me the freedom to walk slowly and intentionaly, even if the pace isn't as fast as I sometimes think it should be. Great word!ReplyDelete
There are times in life that God slows me down... and there are others that I am in a wilderness time of my life. I have to discern the reasons behind whichever it is. In the past I always felt I had to be "doing" something or being "busy", most recently I have found that it is more important to be with him than doing things for him! I am still in the process of prioritizing things in my life... There are lots of "good" things, but are they really necessary?ReplyDelete