Thursday, January 26, 2012

Making the Transition

The first time I dared to look in the mirror and ask God to show me who I am in His eyes was the day I discovered my life would never be the same.  In order to live the dreams God has for me and my family, I must let go of my old life.  God's vision is finally coming into focus.  Although I will remain an investor in the publishing company I co-founded with the best partner team in the country, I already let go of my day-to-day activities and turned over my duties to my partners.  Now it's time to enter the writing and public speaking world full-time.  Pursuing a passion is not easy and there's really never a right time.  This move requires a leap of faith.  That leap takes place on Leap year, February 29th, when my home closes escrow.  My family is ready for a new adventure.  This is what it looks like to be in my boat...

As I look back at the last six months of my life, I see very clearly how God lined up all the details in order for this transition to take place.  I shared the possibility of a relocation with my writers critique group and they unanimously voted to allow me the opportunity to stay connected to the group through cyberspace.  I set up a private blog for members of my critique group and a couple of stories have been successfully edited with this online tool.  I'm thankful they will be able to edit my novel, even if I'm no longer living in the same community.  And I do promise to keep my daily blog writing commitment, no matter how chaotic my life may get in the boat we're sailing in.

It's no coincidence this year's theme is faith.  I really do believe mountains are being moved.  If you or your group is interested in a "caveman talk,"  let's put an event together.  I would love to share my faith journey with you and your group.  If you are participating in a Bible study, you may be interested in my "Caveman Reflections" presentation, an ideal way to connect with your group in a small, intimate setting from the comfort of your home.  Contact me if you are interested.

How about you?  How do you discover God's plans for your life?  Leave a comment below if you would like to share.


JP said...

I was having a difficult time this week and a high school friend sent me this poem. It immediately made me think of 'The Caveman'.


He desired me so I came close.

No one can near God unless He has
prepared a bed for you.

A thousand souls hear His call every second,
but most every one then looks into their life's mirror and
says, "I am not worthy to leave this sadness."

When I first heard His courting song, I too
looked at all I had done in my life and said,

"How can I gaze into His omnipresent eyes?"
I spoke those words with all my heart.

but then He sang again, a song even sweeter,
and when I tried to shame myself once more from His presence
God showed me His compassion and spoke a divine truth,

"I made you, dear, and all I make is perfect.
Please come close, for I desire you."

Saint Teresa of Avila

Michael Mulligan said...

I thank God for making you, JP. That poem is powerful. Thanks for sharing.