Usually I know what God wants me to do. You know, like where to live and how to fill my days and how to use my talents to bless others, etc. Or usually I think I know, anyway. heh. :)
But sometimes? Sometimes it suddenly feels like what once worked, isn't working anymore. Like Life feels one-dimensional, not as good as before and as though something is missing--but I just can't find that certain something.
And generally, (for me, anyway), that means I'm in transition. It means God has something new ahead for me, something He's been preparing me to handle and slip into. And oh! It's nearly always a happy day when I discover just what He's got in mind. When I discover that missing thing, that 'hidden ministry', and start splashing around it.
But oh dear.... the time until I get there! Meantimes can be uncomfortable, sticky, messy and a downright challenge to my sanity.
That is, when I fail to wait in the special Meantime Rest which He provides. In that rest, there is a calmness, a knowing that soon! He'll show me the missing piece. Soon, I'll discover what I need to know, where I need to go and what more I must do to be prepared when I get there.
But in the meantime? I just do the things I'm certain I should be doing. Like, although I currently feel totally immersed in a time of transition, I do know God wants me to write in this blog. So I'll keep doing that.
And I know He wants me to encourage people at Facebook and through emails--so I'll continue those things. I'm certain He wants me to keep up with my house and yard work,too, and being kind to Tom, Naomi and others so--in the midst of all the questions about my next steps--I'll keep doing the sure things.
And since lately He's asked me to step-up my Bible study, to walk at least four miles per week and to invite more friends over, I'll work on faithfulness in those newer areas, as well.
For there's one thing I've noticed in past transformational/transitional years--it's the way faithfulness in little things leads to more faithfulness and more steps toward God's personal goals for my life.
Sitting around all paralyzed and afraid to 'miss God' and make mistakes leads, well, to Nowheresville.
So now, for me in this transitional time, I'll begin a new journey with faithfulness in the old one. And I'll remain open to new places, new days, new ministries ahead. My present journey has been amazing and I'm believing my new one over on the other side will be even better.
"His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!' ... Matthew 25:23
"Sometimes you just have to step out to find out." ... Joyce Meyer