Taking the next step

I got up early to pray today.  I’ve sat here praying through my thoughts and somewhat confusion over what my next step in life is.  The theme of my prayer has been: “Should  I stay or should I go?”  Not about one thing in particular… it’s all about change… moving forward.  On several fronts I am asking God about the future – what are the next steps?

I read Exodus 40:34-38 and concluded for now on all fronts to sit tight.  Israel didn’t move until the cloud lifted.  For me?  I need to sit tight until the vision is clear.  There has not been in specific direction given for me to take that next step.  So – I wait, ask for wisdom, and worship.

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Whatever it takes

“Even though I am free of the demands and expectations of everyone, I have voluntarily become a servant to any and all in order to reach a wide range of people:  religious, nonreligious, meticulous moralists, loose-living immoralists, the defeated, the demoralized – whoever.  I didn’t take on their way of life.  I kept my bearings in Christ – but I entered their world and tried to experience things from their point of view.  I’ve become just about every sort of servant there is in my attempts to lead those I meet into a God-saved life.  I did all this because of the Message.  I didn’t just want to talk about it; I wanted to be in on it.”  1 Corinthians 9:19-23, The Message.