Change can be hard for some people, for others it can be exciting and invigorating. For me it can depend on the circumstances. Naturally I am a planner. I like to plan out how things are going to go, and I do it waaay ahead of time. For example, we are going to Disneyland in October. I’ve already got the whole trip planned in my mind. Where we’re going to stay, which day we will go to which park, what rides are essential must rides, what rides are like to’s but not essential, and which rides or shows we can skip. Planning so far ahead gives me plenty of time to adjust to any changes that occur. If however, things change right at the last minute, or Heaven forbid while we’re on the trip, I tend to fall apart. Other changes, like the one I’m talking about today, excite me and cause me joy. That’s not to say that I’m not stressing, just not overly so, and I know God is behind this so I know that it’s a good change, the stress is coming from how, in my human-ness I’m going to implement what God has put on my heart.
Tuesday morning (early), like 4:00 am-ish, God tapped me on the shoulder and said, “wake up.” How do I know it was Him? Well, I’m a sleeper, I like to sleep, it’s fun even. As a rule I do not wake up at that time unless I need to use the restroom or the dogs do. Well, I also wake up if one of the kids or Donovan has a problem, but other than that, nada. I woke up at 4:00 and was WIDE AWAKE. My first thought was of course that I needed to use the restroom, nope. Second, the dogs must have awakened me because they needed to go, nope, they were both snoring. Nothing wrong with Donovan, nothing with the kids. What on earth? Brought the dogs downstairs just in case they needed to go, they went out, but I knew that wasn’t it. Suddenly, I started to feel God pressing on my heart, ideas. Ideas GALORE were flooding my heart and mind. I knew something was up, so I started writing them down. After 20 or 30 minutes I felt like that was it, so I headed back upstairs to get some sleep. Nope! My head had no more than hit the pillow and more started. It’s dark, don’t want to turn the light on and wake Donovan, so I started putting them in the notes on my phone. All total God placed about 20 ideas on my heart for this blog, as well as several other ideas which I will reveal at a later time. Awesomely crazy ideas that I’m so scared to follow through with, but I know that it’s God using me, and I need to trust Him and follow where He will take me.
If I had your e-mail address, or if you are friends with me on Facebook, you should have received an e-mail from me asking a couple of questions, or saw the status post where I posed those questions. If you didn’t, or aren’t my friend on Facebook, here are the questions…
- What does “ministry to women” mean to you, as opposed to “ministry for women”? Is there a difference and what is it?
- What types of things do you battle daily? Name just a few things that are struggles for you to deal with, and wish there was more info on dealing with?
If you can, and are so inclined, take a moment to let me know what you think about these questions, and how you feel about them. If you would prefer to remain anonymous, that’s fine too. 🙂
So, watch for changes coming soon to this blog. I hope you’re going to be along for the ride, it’s gonna be awesome!