Well, well, well. We meet again.
It’s currently Thursday afternoon. I just got back from the gym…which was absolutely delightful. I struck gold in that they were playing a Friends marathon on TBS. Oh my gosh, I was audibly laughing. Yep — I was that crazy girl laughing to herself on the treadmill. But it was a grand time. No regrets.
It’s time we have a little life update, shall we?
First of all — we hit a milestone recently, that I didn’t even realize! I was too busy prepping and editing my interview with Ben Higgins to realize that we officially surpassed over a million hits on this website!What the, what?! That’s so exciting! So thank you for your loyal readership and being such great friends. I am so grateful. Truly. With all my heart 🙂
Next: a little order of business on…my dating life. Last week, after I casually let slip that I was going on a date, I received so many encouraging comments, and tidbits of advice. Y’all are the absolute greatest.
And since then, a bunch of you lovely friends have reached out, asking me how it went!
So here’s the deal.
The short answer: he’s a great guy.
The long, complicated and potentially disastrous answer? He knows of this blog’s existence. Not the name…but that it’s out there. And he’s determined to find it.
In fact, I got a text from him last night that he’s putting his IT guy at his company on the job of finding it.
Welcome to the world of dating in 2018 where you’re only as desirable as your Google search result.
All that to say…he’s a gentleman, and that’s all I can say about that. 🙂
I dunno guys, but ever since Thanksgiving, I just feel like God has been visibly at work in my life. Like, in a blatantly obvious way. He’s not afraid to show His cards, He’s just lining things up, and all I’ve been able to do is throw my hands in the air and say, Thy will be done.
And, I know that this statement is coming right after I talked about a date I went one…which leads one to believe that I am referring to that — which I am not. But just like, everything in my life.
If you’ve seen the movie The Perfect Storm, (which, if you haven’t, take a break from the Hallmark Christmas Movies, and watch it – it’s intense. And makes my inner weather-nerd geek out). But if you’ve seen it, my life has kind of been like that recently.
Things falling into place at the perfect time. Opportunities presenting themselves, and then actually working out, with timing that could only be divinely orchestrated.
But ever since Thanksgiving, I’ve consciously and completely handed over absolutely everything in my life to God. Not that I’ve given up, but rather…surrendered. I think I finally hit a point where I was like…OK, God, clearly I am incapable of making my life work out, so here…You do it.
And I just started saying “yes” to every opportunity.
Ever since my mom’s stroke, she has adopted a new motto: “Do it, and do it NOW.”
And so, what the heck, I’ve adopted it too.
I pray. I feel like Jesus hints at somethings. And then, bam, I wake up in the morning, and without even allowing a second guess, I’ve fired off an email, or said yes to an invitation, or XYZ – you name it.
I’m just letting Jesus direct my life.
Some may call that irresponsible. I call it consecrated roulette.
And then last night….when I was recording my video for my Oh What a Beautiful Morning video series for my free newsletter, Jesus allowed this verse to be the one I chose at random: (Read: I literally flipped open to it.)
Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer,
the Holy One of Israel:
I, the LORD, your God,
teach you what is for your good,
and lead you on the way you should go.
I mean…I see you, Jesus. I see what You did there. Game, Set, Match…point taken.
Jesus – our Redeemer. Yours and mine. Our lives were redeemed — purchased by His blood…so clearly, He has a vested interest in our lives…because He died for them.
So considering our price tag…we can fully, one hundred percent trust that He has our best interest at heart. And truly WILL teach us “what is for [our] good, and lead [us] on the way [we] should go.” I mean, you can just die for someone and then abandon or not care how the rest of the story plays out. He’s going to finish the job.
And that’s precisely what He’s been doing in my life.
The only difference is that, since Thanksgiving, I’ve been letting Him. Fully. No brakes. No parachute. No safety net. I’m just in a free fall.
And though, yes…terrifying, I’ve never felt more at peace.
So I dunno, guys. That’s kind of my motto as of late: I dunno. But I can tell ya one thing: He does.
How do you know God’s will for your life? How do you decipher His voice, or His direction in your life? I would love to know!
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