One life at a time

It would seem that it is pretty obvious that in the few weeks preceding something like starting seminary, life would get pretty intense.  Duh, right?  I think that they should write some kind of disclaimer in the application and in the registration forms that once you make the decision to attend seminary, all hell will break loose.

Last night as I was waiting for my films to be processed, I was reading Organic God by Margaret Feinberg.  I’m finding this book more of a journey than a race to the finish, if you know what I mean.  Anyway…she was at a point in her life where she was praying, asking, beseeching God to tell her what He wanted for her life.  After a period of nothing…no answer, no confirmation, no nothing, she finally admitted what she wanted to do.  And she went for it. 

I thank God that she went for it.  Because the book that she has written is really assisting me along in this journey toward the future.  Sometimes it seems that I am going about things backwards, different from the way that other people go about things.  What I am finding in this book is that there is another person who’s gone about things in a different manner.  And you know what?  God is doing some awesome things through her, whether she can actually see them or not.

So, that is where I am right now.  I want to encourage anyone who reads this to keep walking forward with what God has already placed in your heart.  It may seem insanely huge; it may seem like there is no way that you will EVER accomplish that thing.  But go for it.  Because if you can do it on your own, it’s not even worth attempting.  We need to chase down some God-sized dreams.  There are about 5 billion people waiting in the wings.  We are only called to affect them, one life at a time.

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6 Responses to One life at a time

  1. sally says:

    God;s timing is SO AWESOME! As I sit here ,totally down about my day, and most of my life, your words came flying at me and were words of encouragement, to continue on the path that has been started as God will help me finish the path.

  2. deneenwhite says:

    Sally, that is awesome. I am glad that God used my post to encourage you!

  3. Briggie says:

    let me throw some cliche’s your way… it’s always darkest before the dawn….this is the calm before the storm…how many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop!!!

    how dull and boring our challenges and growth would be if we could face them without losing our hair, chewing off our nails and tearing apart our lower lip!!! (thank God all that stuff grows back….)

    Remember, God brought you to it, so He’ll get you through it!! God Bless!!!

  4. deneenwhite says:

    It’s only two licks to the center of a tootsie pop 🙂

    I do appreciate where God has me at this time…because I know that He is growing and weeding the garden in one fell swoop.

    Thanks for the words of encouragement!

  5. chill pastor says:

    great post…amen, to the “all hell breaking loose”….

    chill

  6. deneenwhite says:

    Thanks!

    Happy Friday!

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