I have not been very focused on PADAG recently. It is not that my interest in helping people find their way to God’s will has waned but to be perfectly honest, I have been so attuned to my own purpose that writing for this space has taken a back seat. This blog and all of you are on my mind all the time but my attention has been on other kinds of writing.
Writing – period- has been on my mind and for the first time in, maybe my life; I am giving it the attention I think it deserves. The attention that I believe God feels it deserves.
And I am having a great time. I have met some great people that encourage and support me (three cheers for the 500 word folks).
Writing is one of the gift’s God has blessed me with and I consider it a form of worship when I am in the middle of doing what seems to come so naturally to me you’d think God himself was punching the keys of my keyboard.
Now don’t misunderstand, I AM NOT saying my blog or thoughts or anything that I write is divinely inspired or in the same league as scripture but I am saying is that when I am in the middle of God’ will I know it because everything is different. The words flow from a place can scarce describe, the ideas comes as rapid as a hail of gunfire, the feel to the whole room is transformed, warm, inspiring, peaceful and sweet. And you want to know a secret?
You can know it too. You can have all those same emotions, feel all those same feeling. Be as free as you ever wanted to be to create whatever it is God placed you on the Earth to do or create. All you have to do is allow yourself to be used the way HE intends.
What does that mean? How does that look?
Well, the truth is, it looks different for each one of us. To start with you need to look at what it is you LIKE to do.
“Wait, didn’t you say this is what God wants me to do?”
Yes, yes I did and often the thing that God wants us to do to glorify him is something that he’s paced inside you, something that he’s programmed you with already. Something that you would do even if you were not getting paid to do it.
It is frequently referred to as “your passion”. Have you ever had someone ask you “well, what would you do if money were not an issue?” Not only is the answer to that question something you’re passionate about it could very well be what God wants you to do or use to glorify him.
For me, that thing is writing. Right now, I don’t make my living by writing but I do it , and since 1 JAN 2014, I do it every day. Some days I don’t even want to but I do – part discipline part worship. So, your thing might be medicine, so you become a doctor and worship God by helping people that are sick. Perhaps you teach and worship God by helping others learn. Perhaps you have a J-O-B – yikes but do I have some stories about those – and that is NOT your passion but you like to sing. Am I saying you need to run of to New York or Hollywood to worship God, well maybe you need to pray about that but, in the meantime, you could sing in your church or for a local nursing home.
I believe it is quite likely you already know what God wants you to do – maybe the problem is you?