Today I’m truly back in the proverbial swing of things. Last night my
parents left after their extended stay through the holiday. As a
result, it felt strange to be alone again; yet refreshing to know I’m
okay by myself. Earlier in the weekend, my good friends Aaron, Sarah,
and I went to see Night at the Museum. It
was pretty cute the way it presented history in a fun and
imaginative way. I’m sure if I were about 11 it would’ve been the
greatest thing since sliced bread. I particularly enjoyed the fact that
Dick Van Dyke played a conniving retiring security guard. Who doesn’t
like Dick Van Dyke, for goodness sake?
This work week also resumes some normalcy, as there are no holidays in
preventing it from being a traditional 5 day work week (even though I
will probably take most of Friday off to journey to Springfield for
Brian & Meghan’s wedding). Speaking of which, I’m quite stoked
about the prospect of celebrating the nuptials of one of my best
friends and seeing other terrific friends – what an added bonus!
Last night before going to bed I read a terrific article in the Winter edition of Radiant Magazine entitled “The Search for Significance” by Shirin Taber. The last paragraph jumped off the page as I read, As
I grow in my relationship with God and sense His enduring commitment to
me, I see that His plans for me are greater than anything I could have
imagined. God hears my cry for significance and whispers, “I put those
longings in your heart because I have plans for you. I gave you that
voracious hunger for greatness and beauty and purpose because I’m
calling you to serve Me and reveal My purpose.” Tears
welled up in my eyes and rolled down my cheeks as this reminder settled
place in my heart which needed to be fertilized with this truth. The
often suppressive weight when I ask questions like, “Is this really what
God wants me to do?” and “When will He bring my future from desire and
waiting to actual reality?” aren’t as worrisome today, making the familiar
weight a little lighter. It also gives me confidence to strongly
consider a complete change and move in my life. After all, what do I have to lose?
Earlier today I came across some stirring words on Sara Groves’ website, which are included in her bio. Adding
to the beauty is for all of us…in the everydayness of the kingdom we
are invited to be brilliantly beautiful, all of us moons with no light
of our own, invited to shine.
Thanks to encouraging words like these, I’m reminded that living out of
my heart is attainable and that my life makes a difference in the
world. How I’ve needed to hear that.