I’m a list maker. A planner. In fact, my family knows only too well: if it’s not on my list it ain’t gonna get done. I won’t name any names, (ahem. husband. daughter.) but my propensity for planning can be annoying. They know I like to plan and have my list and they mock me. Seriously. But […]
Did you ever try to push your dream to the next level and, after achieving some success you decided to settle? Halfway through you realized it was going to be harder than you thought and it was going to take more work than you anticipated so you let go? It’s a place we’ve all been […]
Have you ever felt it? The tug in your conscience of a really big thing? I mean really big. Bigger than you and virtually impossible to pull off? The still small voice that thunders through your being, grips your heart and won’t let it go? I heard it clear as a bell a couple of years ago. Mike and I had been invited to speak at a big meeting for a homeschool organization. They wanted us to speak about the steps we’d taken to raise our daughter into an adult who’d found her purpose and was living it out. Mike and I talked it over and came up with 15 intentional things we’d done as parents and later that week we spoke at the meeting.
So, the morning after the meeting, there I am stretched out on the floor…..
My common sense will totally try and contradict the still, small voice. Every time…every stinkin’ time.
Do you ever get those wild thoughts, those lunatic impressions or giant glimpses of the future and you think, no way, that’s crazy and I don’t live in crazy town!
But if you’re like me you sometimes let that thought marinate and think…what if? Just what if it’s God directing me and not me being hormonal or menopausal or a hundred other excuses we give for not taking a risk and daring to dream? It’s easy to brush those thoughts away because usually they require us to make a change. And I don’t like change. Change in behavior, change in environment, change in attitude. Okay, I admit it, I like the predictable parts of life. And the God I know is anything but predictable!