On Finding My Thing

JM-9341There’s this thing that I just realized. I guess I realized it years ago but somehow forgot for the past couple of years. Or maybe I started focusing on other things, often without realizing it, and slowly lost my direction. Instagram, books, blogs…basically the internet and all its fancy pictures and great advice stole my attention. What is this thing I’m talking about? Well it’s simple, but hit me deep…..do your {own} thing.

That’s it. Probably very obvious. But I am telling you it’s amazing how you can think you are doing your own thing, but realize that it’s really a combo of her thing, or that thing you read about, or the thing you think you should be doing. Mostly that one. Doing things how you think others think you should instead of figuring out what your own unique path should be, the path that God wants to lead you on.JM-9342

I think for me that comes from being surrounded by some legalism in my early twenties. Back then I wanted so badly to be accepted, so I listened when certain people told me exactly how I should do things. I figured that if I did as they directed I would not only gain God’s approval, but I would gain theirs as well. Looking back I realize that I already had God’s approval, and no matter what I did I would never gain theirs.

To truly live your life in the way the Lord is leading you is freedom. And you know what else? When you find your rhythm, your style, your groove….well, it brings peace. Ask me how I know.

Through watching dear friends go through health scares and crisis, I am reminded that I want to live this life to the fullest and in the way God directs me. I want to guide my boys to listen to the Lord above all others, to have confidence in Him, and not seek it through people’s approval. Hopefully, by living life that way peace will follow.


                                           Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
      lean not on your own understanding, but in all your ways acknowledge Him
                                     And He will direct your steps.      Proverbs 3:5


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