Last Thursday morning I was sweeping the kitchen floor and the epiphany came.
The day before that I had published “Preaching to the Choir” where I confessed to you, my awesome readers, I haven’t always been so ‘together’… ha.ha.ha. That particular day I was seriously doing the next thing.
Here’s where I am going to interrupt myself and share our vision! Last month we went on our eleven-day, 2002-mile winter sabbatical. We traveled to tropical Florida, the west coast of Florida, northern-central Florida, to Atlanta and home — on this trip hubs and I talked a lot about our dream trip when we both retire in 2020. We plan to purchase a 17-foot camper, sell our NC mountain home and take to the American/Canadian roadways for one year. Carefree and cavalier (used as an adjective). During that time we will figure out what we want to do when we grow up and settle down!
Road trips are our common denominator; our mutual love language, if you will. We simply do our best marriage’ing on road trips. We have endless conversations compared to hours of silence in our home life. Crazy, huh? But, we’ve been doing this for over 30 years so let’s just say it works for us.
We were driving along at maybe mile #1,177 and I blurted out, “We have 2020 Vision!” I followed up with, “That’s our new motto…we have 2020 vision!”
Fast forward to last Thursday!
I couldn’t get it together but then as HE DOES, He came.
Susan, My child – live in the present. Don’t be sad.
You see, with all the vision’ing and dreaming I became discontent in my nest and I assure you when it comes to my nest? I’m seriously motivated – I ♥ HOME and all of a sudden I began thinking I would never buy a new comforter for our bed or I’d never want to paint another wall or I’d never want to refinish another piece of junk store furniture. Or… Or… Or…
I became un-nested. I became sad and disoriented. I disconnected with who I am and how God, my good, good Father wired me. As I swept the floor I asked Him to forgive me and get me back on my feet – to steady me again. To center me again.
To you who are reading this…every single one of us are wired differently. God didn’t create puppets, He made us unique and wonderfully complex! IF YOU are feeling unwired, unraveled, disconnected, un-nested – go get your Bible and turn to Psalm 139 and let those ancient words of king David wash over you like a summer rain, and…
Let’s live in the present – not getting anxious or worried about our tomorrows or next year; exercising our gifts and callings to the high call of Jesus Christ our beloved Lord and Master!
Let’s get our groove on and live victoriously TODAY!
In case you need this as much as I did!!! A printable of Psalm 139 in the New Living Translation.