Why does it seem next to impossible to get traction on the ideas and purpose You’ve clearly given me? Somehow, I once again have tried to do them all at the same time and the only place it’s taken me to is the state of frustration. There is this “attraction to distraction” that is constantly fighting for my attention and at times it’s too much. So what do I do?
And what tends to happen?
I lose my creativity, energy and spirit of innovation because I can’t find the joy in the work. It’s hidden in the plethora of to-dos. I’m overwhelmed trying to manage it all. I wake up in the morning with my to-do list in my hand and I go to bed with the same list. Only the items are moved around. Is this progress? Far from it.
But, how grateful I am that You see me and when I drift from my calling You always find the perfect way to bring me back to purpose. You showed me through the simple, yet sound words of Deanne Welsh’s book, When God Calls a Writer, that when I write, I do not write alone. You are with me and instead of focusing on the task of getting things done, my focus first should be on You — the One who is calling me.
A right word at the right time.
So, I started today off differently. I went to nature, the place where I hear you most and I listened.
I listened to the calming piano worship music I played through my computer. I listened to the birds sing. I listened to my heart. I listened for Your voice and I heard You say:
Surrounded by My creation, don’t you see Me? Don’t you hear Me? Listen. I Am being praised by all My creation. Did I not say in My word that the whole earth is filled with My glory? You, My daughter are right in the midst of the greatest worship service. Open your eyes to see and your ears to hear and join in. I Am here waiting on you.