I must say I am sorry, this blog in general has sort of gotten off topic. Which is funny to write because this blog, if you have read any of it in the past, is quite random. It started as a photo challenge blog. Then I moved to writing about theology. Then I wrote life updates, including what God was teaching me through the different experiences I was being presented. Then I started talking about fitness- OK, bit obsessively. I even started another blog do you would not be bombarded by that nonsense… But if you want to read that nonsense, check it out here: zachlifts.wordpress.com.
So like I said, over the course of the last year and a half I have been all over the place. And there are some months I post more than others. But to those read this, I hope some how it contributes something positive to your life.
…Anyways, I am not sure where my writing will take me or you. I write what I feel/think and post when they are appropriate or I feel has something of value to contribute to society. (Look before you leap is probaly good advice to the both of us here.)
I had the chance to meet with a close friend this past weekend. I enjoy the time I get to spend with her, mostly because now it is so infrequently. I enjoy talking with her because she is raw and real with what is going on. We got to talking about work and how crazy things were going to be getting coming to summer time… My life looked like a glass of water in an anechoic chamber, and her’s; looked like a little motor boat in the middle of a crazy gale force storm.
I realized how good I have it. I realized that my life was really not all that crazy and busy. (Busy is a crass excuse I have found, I can always find time for someone or something- it is the matter of valuing it. Note to self: topic for later.) Every time I want to complain about my job, my hours, where I live- I find that I can not provide discourse. I am blessed with a rewarding job with great hours. I mean, I get to play music, play fun games, run around and be crazy with my students, I get to study God’s word for a living. I work with some amazing people who passionate in their pursuit God and His Will for their life. where I am right now is so encouraging.
I think God has bless me with a time of calm, a time to get recharged and get ready for the next season in my life. In less than six months, the next chapter of my life will begin. It may be at school, if it is, Lord help me ’cause I am three years out of the fray. If it is something else- I can bet it is going be pushing me out of my comfort zone, a place that I will be stretched. No matter the way you cut it- the next season bring forth challenges that I can not foresee I must take advantage of the time I have been given here, right now. This time of rest and time to grow.
-May I be ready for what comes next. May I not grow soft and complacent here. May I go forth from here with a yearning and fire in my soul, ready to conquer what I next. May I constantly seeking God’s Will for where I am in this place in my life. Oh, Lord- you know my ways and my thoughs. Guide me God as I seek Your Will. Amen.