It’s evident from my old blog post: Hearing From God that I’ve been waiting for God’s direction for some time. I had a hard time slowing myself down, while I understood what God had already taught me about people being more important than my to-do list, I still felt there was something more. Something I was missing. I was impatient for something.
Mainly, for 4 years I’ve been blogging here at Intentional Dabblings.
Having what I felt was very little impact.
I felt strongly that God wanted me to continue working here on the blog. But I wasn’t seeing signs that he was really along for the ride. I must be doing something wrong.
Have you ever felt that way?
Looking Backwards for Direction
Finally, I got still. I sought direction by looking backwards. I looked back over my life at the most significant moments. The ones that shaped me. And I looked at the things that God had spoken over me in the past and the lessons that he’d already taught me. I searched my soul for what mattered most; for the passion that God had given me.
God showed me that people are more important than my to-do list. I’m happiest when I’m helping welcome others and making them feel comfortable. I’ve defined the chapters of my life by the people who made that chapter valuable. He reminded me of how I felt when we moved and I knew no one. How a stranger offered me hope through an invitation.
Through the fog of all this, God showed me my deepest passion.
It hit me like a ton of bricks. I didn’t need direction because I wasn’t lost. I was doing what I was called to do. I thought I was supposed to be living out my purpose through this blog. But I am actually doing it through my social circles right now.
Where I’m supposed to Be
I thought I needed some direction from God to get to where I needed to go but it turned out that I didn’t need to go anywhere. Where I needed to be was right where I’d been standing all along!
Because I finally recognized the opportunities I had right in front of me, I was able to embrace them in the knowledge that I was doing the thing I was called to do. I had been begging God to help me make a difference through the blog, when he had already given me what I needed to make a difference right where I was.
Now all I have to do is to shift the focus of Intentional Dabblings to match the purpose I’m already living out in other areas of my life! At Intentional Dabblings we’ll be focusing more on connection, relationships and why it matters. Why? Because that’s my passion.
How refreshing is that?
How This Post Is True to My Mission
My mission is to encourage connection in a busy world so we can fill the world with people who are living meaningful and joy-filled lives. That is what I’m already doing through serving my local MOPS ministry. MOPS connects mothers of preschoolers to a supportive group of other moms so they can be the best moms, wives, and women they can possibly be and to learn a little more about the love of Jesus Christ along the way. It’s been a beautiful ride but I’m excited to start a new chapter of my life soon. My youngest graduates kindergarten in May and I’ll no longer be a mother of a preschooler. I’m looking to spread my excitement for living a connected life in other ways.