The tagline of my blog is a quote by George Bernard Shaw, "Life is not about finding yourself. It's about creating yourself." The quote hit home for me, as one by one, my children grew up and left the nest. "Oh no", I thought! "What am I going to do with my time? Who am I when I'm not busy being a mom? I better find out who I am without a diaper bag! How do I keep from flailing around aimlessly, trying to figure out what is next for me?"
Create myself...what does that look like? How do I do that and where do I go to do it? I was a member of a Bible study with a group of women studying Henry Blackaby's book, Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God. In his book, Blackaby stresses over and over, how simple it is to know the will of God for your life. We have the tendency to make it so much more difficult. It's not a great mystery that you will only uncover if you spend hours in prayer, begging Him to reveal His plan for you. God is always at work around you, inviting you to be a part of His work with Him.
In looking at God's will for my life in this manner, it actually takes a great pressure off of me. Because you see, dear heart, when we join Him in His work, the pressure is on Him! It's not us trying to find the way to make something happen, but instead, coming along side Him and helping to carry out His plans. While we are busy doing His work and His plans, we will come to find that we have created ourselves, defined our passions, and walked an amazing path that we would not have found if we hadn't just dug in and gotten busy with God where He was working.
|There are so many places to join God in His work in my city!|
See how God is revealing Himself to others at A Pause on the Path.
From His lap,