In light of all this, here’s what I want you to do. While I’m locked up here, a prisoner for the Master, I want you to get out there and walk—better yet, run!—on the road God called you to travel. I don’t want any of you sitting around on your hands. I don’t want anyone strolling off, down some path that goes nowhere. Ephesians 4:1-2 (The Message)
Sometimes it is such a struggle to discern what God wants me to do. This fall, our Bible Study will address this very issue. But in the meantime, Paul reminds me that sitting around is not an option. I must continue to walk—even if I don’t feel like running—down the road of my life. There are moments when I believe that God has called me to speak. But, no speaking gigs are on the horizon. Other times, I know I need to write down the story whether for my own use or to comfort someone else. But, what do I do with it and how do I get it out? I am confident that the life experiences that each of us encounters are given for a reason…and most likely not just for us. I never would have imagined the need to know about divorce, or heart attacks, or depression. I know what it feels like to have life fall apart and feel so alone. But I also know that without the breaking of my heart and restoration that only Christ can give, I would not be the person I am today. His forgiveness covered the shame and embarrassment and gave me hope. I find that moments of joy and peace multiply when I listen to the still small voice of the Holy Spirit rather than wandering down the path to nowhere. So I guess I better get going, one step at a time, and do what I know to do today. God will take care of tomorrow.