Tag Archives: vision

Off-track?

Have you ever gotten off-track, without realizing? How often have you found yourself starting, stopping, starting, stopping – and then without realizing you’ve gone nowhere and accomplished nothing. With the distractions of social media, email, video chat, and life, we find ourselves spinning with no end in sight.

Many times I think of how I need to continue my writing. My daily inspirational insight has gone unattended for months. I even moved my unfinished book to an online site so that I can take a moment here and there to continue with that work too, even when I’m sitting at one of my children’s activities.

For whatever reason, everything still sits. Maybe I overthink my writing. That has crossed my mind. Instead of relaxing and letting the story flow, I find myself choosing the perfect words so that each sentence is just so. My downfall at times is I’m a perfectionist. It’s difficult for me to settle for less.

At times I wonder if the unknown of catching a break and being picked up by a publisher holds me back. Change is scary, something I shouldn’t shy away from considering I’ve done well with throughout my professional career in public relations and marketing.

How to get back on track, to stay focused and not falter.

Jeremiah 29:11: For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

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Incomplete Puzzle

I’ve been asked several times since my last post what I’ll share next. Then I was asked, why haven’t you written anything lately? There isn’t an answer as to why I haven’t crafted anything; but, I haven’t felt the peace and comfort that comes with writing. With all of the daily commitments, I’ve found myself observing, listening, reading, and just taking everything in.

It’s been a whirlwind; the weather has changed, I’m battling a cold, busy at work, crazy at home, financial stress with the upcoming holidays – I know others are facing their own stress too.

What’s missing though is the peace I feel with His Word. I don’t have an answer as to why I haven’t spent time reading His Word. It’s part of my day, but somehow that piece of the puzzle is missing.

I was in church Sunday; however, I didn’t hear what the sermon. Too much noise in my mind, I wasn’t open to what was said, I didn’t hear the message – why not?

I enjoy church and look forward to hearing my pastor’s message each week. I always learn something and walk away feeling refreshed, ready to tackle another full week of work, activities, and enjoying my family. As my morning routine began I felt as if the noise had subsided, I realized that my spiritual vision had faltered. He doesn’t send me daily reminders to spend time with Him; it’s something I do as part of my day.

I found myself skimming through 1 Samuel this morning, and am processing the words.

1 Samuel 15:34-16:21: It’s a good feeling as I work to complete the puzzle.