I am currently putting the finishing touches on my very last four week mini Bible Study. If I would have known this was going to be my last Bible Study, I’m not sure how I would have felt when I began writing “Love – Four Week Mini Bible Study.” I honestly thought I would be writing Bible Studies my whole life. I guess I never really saw what God had for me in the future when I started writing. However, I do know how I had hoped it would turn out. I will say it looks nothing like what I had envisioned in my head.
It’s funny how God takes you down this path, not revealing to you the big picture, but you need to trust that there is a purpose to everything. The journey that He has taken me on has not looked like what I’ve specifically prayed for, but it has been a journey that I feel has accomplished what He wanted to accomplish through my obedience to the calling He has placed on my life.
Now as I venture into this new world of publishing new up and coming authors, while also venturing into my own fiction writing world, I am excited. My heart is that He will use this obedience to again further His kingdom, and to accomplish all that He desires to accomplish.
I think we often sabotage what God has for us because we give up when life doesn’t turn out the way we had hoped. Life is hard, but that doesn’t mean it’s worthless, or meaningless.
I have this tendency to place barriers in my life so that I won’t sin and so that others can’t sin against me. Lately I have been thinking about what would happen if I ventured out of this bubble? The bubble that keeps me safe and where I don’t have to take risks, or make tough decisions. What would happen if I trusted God enough to venture out of the bubble and fully relied on HIM to guide me through this dark and treacherous world?
What if I faced those fears, and went head on into the darkest parts of the world, or even the darkest parts of my heart, the tender places where treasure is found?
These questions are truly breaking down all that I know to be true.
This journey in writing Bible Studies all began with me exploring my faith which was shaken to the core.
All the unanswered questions and prayers have led me to the place where I am right now, and honestly I’m thankful for that because the faith I had before wasn’t truly built on a strong foundation. It was a faith that was ready to crumble at any moment, and in fact, it did.
Nothing changes if nothing changes.
God wants us to pursue His provision.
He wants us to explore our faith, and to have deeply rooted convictions with influence that reaches beyond our safe little bubble.
I’m excited for the next steps and the NEW things that are on the horizon. I can’t wait to see what God will do next…