Galatians 6:9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
Yesterday and today, I struggled with a topic for my blog. I don’t want to write words to just write words, I want to be obedient to Him. I googled and read and prayed and so forth. I also felt a little sorry for myself. I was growing weary. I want this blog to do well. I want other women to connect with what God is revealing in my life and in turn feel encouraged. I want to connect with other women who may struggling so we can support each other. God does some pretty cool stuff if we just be still and listen. Well, I have a hard time with being still and an even harder time with listening.
For 5 years, I have volunteered my photographic services for an organization. At the end of last season, I was weary. I felt like I had been totally used up, taken advantage of, and maybe ...well, used. I was pretty sure I was finished with giving away my work.
Last night, God led me to a room of 270 people at a local church. This church is doing an amazing project in the community and I wanted to be a part of it. I knew plenty of people. I spoke to several and hugged necks. I was excited to be there, but I felt out of place on where I volunteered to help with this project. I knew in my heart that something was off. I wasn’t listening.
Before I knew what hit me, I was being moved from the group I had volunteered to be in to a group I had not signed up for. I’m setting back, resisting, and trying to explain, and my friend, Jennie Ann, is dragging me up the aisle. After a few moments of extreme discomfort, I just gave in and got still and listened. I found myself surrounded by like-minded people. I found myself reaping joy at the new assignment I had been given. I begin to get excited with the opportunities that had just been dumped in my lap. Oh my goodness! I was reaping possibilities.
Hey God, again this morning, I sat down to write. What I started with is not what I finished with. You do that to me a lot!! One way or another, You are going to place me where You want me to be. Sometimes, You will use friends like Jennie Ann to drag me around. I love you, God. You’re amazing.