After seven years in ministry, 2017 was ridiculously busy and eventful, learning to be an independent author. I studied. Failed. Succeeded. And started off in at least six different directions, each with a new manuscript.

By summer I felt like a spinning wheel. Each new beginning seemed like the one God intended for me.

Until the next one.

What God wants is more important to me than anything else. But even when asked for guidance, sometimes He is silent. I think He gives pop quizzes to see what we’ve learned and how well we apply it.

“This is me, friend. Who I am. Where I am. And where I am in relationship to YOU! Please watch this 2-minute video. Part of my transition discovery may sound familiar… “

I’ve been in this quiet unscripted place before — as God was preparing me to move from business to ministry. He’s been quiet lately. Yet I know He hears.

“I waited patiently for the Lord;
And He inclined to me,
And heard my cry.” – Psalm 40:1

I was privileged to lead a 30-day Video Challenge circle earlier this fall. I didn’t teach, I shepherded. It was a wonderful experience that changed my life.

Challenges cross our path to teach us to either overcome or redirect our feet. This challenge did the latter for me – producing a total change of intention, if not direction.

My farewell video to members of my circle broke a few best-practice suggestions. On purpose! I chose the amateurish (but more comfortable)  portrait mode and went out into the barn to just be me. Freedom was on the other side. In a moment, without thinking, the answer came.

I’ll still be writing books.
I’ll still be listening for God’s messages.
I’ll still be here.

But different.
Less intense.
No longer building.
But there’s more to come…

I will be in my life.
Enjoying the gifts God blesses me with.
My Savior.

Jesus was never frantically busy. He preaches peace. Joy. Simplicity. Stewardship. I want to be more like Him.

Are your days frantic? Unfulfilled?

The end of one journey is the beginning of another. We’re not home yet.
But there are blessings galore until we get there.

How can I help you?