We all have moments of starting a new. These moments happen when we move, or children leave home, or we have a change in our job or lifestyle. Walking through the big changes of leaving a ministry that I have loved so dearly has brought forth old questions that are beckoning to be answered in a new and hopefully deeper way.
When I was busy running from meeting to class to appointment to home, I was too exhausted to really listen to these questions or the answers that would come forth. My focus was always on: How did I need to show up in order for others to be okay, and What was the next fire that needed to be put out?
With all of this removed, there is a void that is allowing me to look more deeply at what this change could mean for me. How might this change transform the way I show up in the world?
I always thought of voids as uncomfortable at best and painful at worst. Yet, the longer I sit, the clearer life becomes and the freer I feel to really live in a way that demonstrates what I believe.
Isn’t that what we are called to do? Each of us is here to live in a way that demonstrates what we believe to be true about life: what we value. I value the power of transformation. The power of change that happens when we embrace the courage and strength we have within us to move out of a rut and unto a new road. I value love, kindness, joy, strength, and wisdom. These are but a few of the qualities that I am working to express more clearly in my new life.
The question for me now is: How do I express these qualities in my day-to-day life? I have a saying that I have used for years. I’m on an as need to know basis and God doesn’t think I as need to know yet, or I would. I do; however, believe what I need to know is unfolding in each moment that I am aware of where I am and what I am doing.
What is your purpose? What do you value? How are you expressing those qualities in your life? I’d love to hear from you.