Thursday, May 7, 2015

Turns in Life

These last few weeks have been some serious prayer time. I haven't spent time like this with God in a long while. I didn't plan on needing this time alone with Him but I'm glad now that I did. Life doesn't always go as we plan. It has turns that are scary, sad and waaaaay crazy fun. I haven't been broken by this last turn, more along the lines of curious as to what the next turn in life will bring. The last turn did however bring me back to God to talk and ask hard questions.

Last week I left work early and would go for a run and sit in the sun and have my conversations with God. What did I come away with? I'm not sure myself except that I am at peace (most of the time, I'm human after all). I was reminded that I need to refocus on my mission, making disciples for Christ. If in all the twists and turns that life brings I can focus on what He has asked me to do, make disciples, then nothing will shake me. When people come and go in my life, which they will, if I am always looking to Him and working on what he has called me to do then I will always be okay.

I wonder that if before this last turn in life I had been focused on the small, in comparison to the mission, insignificant things. Not that the people or the conversations were bad or wrong, they were just becoming too big in my head. This turn in life was so I could refocus and maybe learn all of this?

Sometimes with this journey of life I confuse myself. I'm good at talking circles. I'm good at making hope grow when I wasn't really given any. That's where remembering my job that I was called to helps. When there is so much I don't know or so much that I want, I have found it best to focus on what I do know. That I am loved by God, made by God and the last thing He asked for me to do before He left this earth was to go and make disciples of all people. So, working with what I do know I'm staying busy. I'm connecting with God in my serious prayer time.

I'm also praying that my next turn in life will be another of the waaaaay crazy fun ones.

“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened."
Matthew 7:7,8

3 comments:

Missionary Girl said...

Praying that God does indeed develop this turn into one of the best! Thanks for sharing, encouraging, and spreading the Light :)

Kim said...

Enjoy the moment you're in and find peace in knowing that you're doing God's will.

Andrea said...

It's a journey. Sometimes you know where you're going, most of the time you don't, but God does. I'm glad you're spending time with Him.