As I settle down to some normalcy in my daily routine, I have continued to pray over the last few weeks about what my ‘Right Now’ is.
Trust me when I say that I want to be fully focused and in tune with God so I don’t miss out on the big reveal. I’m also trying to be still so I don’t rush things or complicate them with an agenda.
Having just published my first book, ‘A Thankful Heart: 30 Days to the Grateful Life,’ I am trying to savor the joy I am feeling over its debut. I am also experiencing huge doses of humility and reality, both of which are staring me in the face at this very moment.
You see, I did not complete this project by myself. First and foremost there was God. And His Word. And, I had an incredible support team of ‘Rah Rah’ girls and other friends who came along beside me with encouragement and stories to nudge me along in the process. I was just the instrument God used to write this study.
But now, it’s done. Complete. Time to move on to the next thing.
Or, so I thought. But that is where I messed up and rushed things.
While I was busy looking and praying for my ‘Right Now,’ God chose THIS VERY DAY to reveal to me that I am right smack dab in the middle of it. And nothing about ‘A Thankful Heart’ is done or complete.
In fact, His message to me is crystal clear. The work is just beginning.
He has placed me right where He wants me, doing exactly what He wants me to do, in the perfect season to do His work. He wants me to go forward and spread the love of God far and wide and high and low to people everywhere.
“And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is.” Ephesians 3:18 NLT
THIS. IS. MY. RIGHT. NOW.
And I am going to take full advantage of the present. I am listening for the King of Kings to direct my path. I am committed to follow where He leads and I will share this study in His great name. My prayer is for God to be glorified through the pages of this study.
“Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.” Mark 16:15 NIV
I am living proof that spending time with Him, surrendering my plans to Him, claiming His promises, seeking His Spirit, and listening to my heart are important keys to finding His will for my life.
I’ll be praying for you this week.