Tuesday, March 27, 2007

A Change In Direction

I'm a little late posting today. Chalk it up to a blonde moment.

Last week was rough for me. Oh it started out just fine. I eeked out the synopsis I needed for one contest, double-check my pages, and sent out not only one, but two contest entries. Two days later, I had a rude awakening.

Well, not so much rude, just God moving in the realm of my writing. Of course, my first thought was, "Lord, why couldn't you have done this a couple of days earlier?" Through a long list of events, God nudged me. Okay, He smacked me upside the head with a two by four. While I was happy writing my stories for one genre, God was leading me write a different genre. One I didn't really want to write. Why? Because I don't know how.

Funny thing about our God, He never calls us to a task without equipping us. Does that mean I immediately know how to do it? No. (Which for me is hard to accept) But I see His hand at work already, preparing the way for me. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't doing a bit of kicking and screaming. But then He knew I would. He also knew I was open to His call. Of which He so graciously reminded me.

I have to admit though, the moment I said, "Okay, I will lead where You follow," a burden was lifted from my shoulders. The burden that weights us down when we're not in God's Will. Tough as it may be, I know I won't be alone. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Right?

Are you sensitive to God's promptings? Or does He have to hit you with a two by four, too? Let go, and let God. Something so easy can be hard, but it's worth it every time.

4 comments:

  1. Mindy,

    I appreciate this post. It is easy to misinterpret a "feeling" for other things when maybe it is the nudging from God. And usually he has to smack me with a 2x4 before I'll hear him.

    In the last 2-3 days, I've experienced a "feeling" about writing in another genre, too. I'm sitting on that feeling, keeping the 2 ideas that have come to me in the back of my mind. I'm waiting to see if God's trying to tell me something or if it's my hyperactive mind trying to get me on something else so I don't finish my current WIP!

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  2. I'm the 2x4 type as well. :)

    Mindy, I'm dying to know what direction you're going whenever you feel like sharing.

    I'm wtih you, Christy. Sometimes I have to fight that urge to move on to something else just because the story I'm in the middle of is getting difficult. So it's wise to sit on it a while.

    Missy

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  3. I'm not the 2x4, I'm the one needing a hearing aid, lol. I keep searching and listening intently, but sometimes I still can't hear him. Or maybe I'm blind. Lately, I've been doing well on my writing, but life is getting so busy. I'm also entering 2 contests. I have a one page synopsis left and to double check what I've written so far. Everything else seems to be in the way. Ugh! I'm hoping to make it in time to enter the TBL. sigh.

    What did you say God? A little louder please...

    Angie

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  4. Mindy,
    I'm the 2x4 girl most of the time. I enjoyed our post---knowing we're not alone in our struggles with what God wants us to do.
    God is good and he will make right what we do for Him in His name.
    And where he leads, we will follow.

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