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.
Michele O'Leary says
Mitzi, your thoughts of the right now are mine as well. Absorbing and growing and pouring out on others. Allowing God to take my hand and I step into His footprints. His path. The past year has been a time of amazing experiences and meeting amazing people. God’s girls.
Thank you for reminding me to live in His moment. Live in gratefulness daily. I love you, friend. Congratulations! Your book is beautiful. ❤️
Oh Michele, thank you so much for those sweet words. We must put away our doubts and fears and walk confidently in His Steps. He sees after us, loves us unconditionally and makes the path before us to follow Him. I am thankful for many things and your friendship is special to me. Continuing to grow, develop, and make progress in His timing. Hugs to you.
Diana Rockwell says
Mitzi, your right now is where God wants us telling the good news. Blessings my friend. I featured you on November 1 and gave away your book x2. Blessings Diana
Thank you so much for your support and friendship. My heart is full thinking about the women who come face to face with this book. I pray they are blessed. Hugs.