I made a decision this week that helped clear away the fog!
I decided to step away from my position as facilitator of spiritual discussions at my church. The decision was a long time coming, and it was difficult for me to make, but as I shared with others in my circle when I notified them about the change, “Where God is silent, I dare not speak.”
Last night, I was reading from 1 Samuel. When the Scripture’s talked about young Samuel hearing God for the first time, and Eli’s not hearing Him, I thought, “Yep, there it is. Confirmation!”
Still, I have a bulldog mentality some times.
I hate quitting! I hate giving up! I hate walking away! Still, I have to realize that there is a time for all things under the sun. Sometimes it is now time to pack it up and move on. I did that this week, and I’m proud of myself for finally taking a step into the unknown. Note: I am not leaving my church, only my teaching position.
I don’t know where God will send me next. I don’t know what my next mission field will look like. I’ve thought about a few things, and I’ve talked to a few individuals about what’s next, but as of right now I don’t know.
This I do know: There is no one I would rather go on a mystery tour with than Jesus!!!
God’s silence in my study times is just one reason for me making a decision to step away from teaching for a while. Another is my health. Two words: Sciatica pain. Some days it is unbearable. I’m also working on de-cluttering my life, so that I no longer have to tell others my super power is indecision. That sucks!
My goals this week reflect where I’m at right now in life. This post has turned epic, so I’m gonna quit sharing other “stuff” and relay to you this week’s goals. Thanks for reading this far!
THREE TEENY, TINY GOALS
This week I’m going to try something different. One list with three goals that should be easy to achieve and yet leave me wiggle room to develop a new Action Plan for life.
1 Pursue a path of recovery with the new chiropractor, doing all he asks me to do in order to help myself in the most effective and efficient way.
2 Continue to learn new methods for paring down, in order to minimize my propensity for indecision.
3 Eat as cleanly as I can, incorporating as many veggies as I can and as much water as I can into my Action Plan for the week.
I’ll letcha know how it goes.
What new discovery have you recently made about yourself? How are your goals today addressing your needs for the future?