I'd like to profoundly apologize for my lack of posting in the past week or so. It's not for insufficient time (although that's always one of my issues); rather, it's due to an inability to organize my thoughts onto paper. Er, onto... whatever you call this medium.
See, the Journey is different for each of us, but since we're all on it together, we're integrated into this whole bigger-picture sort of thing. Some of you are getting inspiration here. Some of your are gaining spiritual insight. Some of you are trying to change your patterns and attitudes. Some of you just like it when I post funny stuff. And some of you, like me, are bound and determined to figure out what the next step is supposed to be in your life -- then to go ahead and take it. To be fully honest with you, I don't know what the next step is. I'm gaining a better, more detailed 'bigger picture' but I'm waiting to know what comes next in the succession.
A lot of our lives are like that. Waiting. There's something awesome in store, we know that. He has plans to prosper us and not to harm us, we know that -- the bible says it right there in Jeremiah. But, as Tom Petty so wisely stated/sang, "The Waiting is the Hardest Part". It's frustrating, agonizingly painful sometimes. It's annoying, irritating. It's pointless, we think. But, if we pay close attention, we're not really waiting -- we're being honed. Things are changing inside of us during this period of time. It's foolish to rush into something only to find out you were meant for something very close to that, but not exactly that. It's like ordering the screamin' hot wings instead of just the regular hot wings. Close, but... well, not right (for most people).
There's a time for everything. That's in that book, too: "To everything, there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven... He has made everything beautiful in His time." (Ecclesiastes 3:1, 11 -- emphasis mine). Right now, for me, it's a time to wait. I've found that, as frustrating as the waiting is, good things have always come of it. When I forge ahead on my own, when I try to make things happen without the waiting period, what winds up coming of it eventually falls apart and I have to start all over again, anyhow.
In the meantime, my brain is full of ideas, of wonder, of happiness, of things to do. I have a couple of Journey partners; we provide different things for one another and glean encouragement and camaraderie from our time together. I encourage you to find a partner or two as well -- see where you're at in your own Journeys, compare notes, share experiences, communicate. Since we're all in this together, though our Journeys won't be identical, they all have a common purpose in the end:
Loving God and Loving Others
I invite you to wait with me -- great things are going to come to fruition!