Friday, October 3, 2014

the why of chasing "what's next" (day 3)

As I've been exploring this idea of settling down into what God has for me in this season, I've discovered a big reason that I chase "what's next" - it makes me feel important.

Disciplining my toddler yet again, or visiting the same park so that I can meet people in my community - that's not flashy. The day to day of a long obedience in the same direction, as Eugene Petersen says, doesn't usually come with "big announcements" or reasons for people to pat me on the back. New is fun and exciting - and not always a bad thing. Dreaming is a God-given desire to not waste this one, beautiful life He's given us.

But often my motivation for dreaming is that I'm trying to escape what God has already asked me to do. It's a remedy for restlessness, instead of resting at the feet of Jesus and asking Him for the strength and passion to put one foot in front of the other. 

So my prayer for today: Father, don't let me chase importance. Give me passion for the beautiful things you've called me to today, and help me to be boldly obedient as I put one foot in front of the other.

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To read each post in this 31 Day series, Settling Down and Looking Up, click HERE or find me on my Instagram and search the hashtag, #SettlingDownLookingUp. 

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