I’m very excited about some ideas the Lord has been sharing with me about refocusing on Him and His purposes in the season we are in RIGHT NOW. I feel like this is SO important with what’s happening in our world and all the information our brains are taking in. These verses from Proverbs 4 are really on my heart as I think about this: “Fill your thoughts with my words until they penetrate deep into your spirit. Then, as you unwrap my words, they will impart true life and radiant health into the very core of your being. So above all, guard the affections of your heart, for they affect all that you are. Pay attention to the welfare of your innermost being, for from there flows the wellspring of life” (vs 21, 23).
I am so glad you stopped by my blog. I know, everyone says that. But really, when I started this blog (or one of the eight versions of it) I imagined women like you showing up on my doorstep! I imaginged you being touched and encouraged and even inspired to go deeper in your relationship with Jesus. And maybe even consider that he has a plan and a purpose for your life beyond what you can see or what you have experienced so far. I would be delighted to connect with you, to share some of my story and get to hear yours, and together we would discover why God had connected us and how we might encourage one another. (Is that too much info for a first date? Sorry. I’m just so excited you are here.)
You know, the older you get the more you cherish the people God sends into your life. You realize that some people come for a season, some stay longer than they should and some leave far too early. You learn to not take anyone for granted. That’s why I’m excited you are here! I believe God has a purpose for connecting us, whether it is to simply encourage you today, to give you a glimpse of what he has in store or for us to work together at some point. Whatever reason, I am grateful for the opportunity!
I hope that as you read my posts and hear God’s heart, you will find refreshement for your soul and perhaps fresh vision for your future. As a 50-something woman, I understand the importance of making the most of life. I’ve lost friends way too young and am determined to fulfill everything God has planned for me while I’m on the earth.
In fact, his word says he has been planning for this day from “before the foundation of the world.” Wow. He decided way back in the beginning what we would be doing, what gifts, strengths and experiences we would need to accomplish the good works he has planned for us. It’s such an exciting realization to know that wherever we are, he has something supernatural and life-changing in mind. Not only for us, but for those we are called to serve.
Ok, I’m rambling now, but we’re friends, so I feel comfortable just sharing my heart. I’ve been writing and blogging for many, many years. I’ve worked in Christian ministry, publishing and now, coaching. It has been a blast (most of the time!). I have learned so much about myself, about how people and organizations work, and how critical it is to follow your heart and do whatever you sense God is telling you to do.
Maybe you have felt called to do something more at some point in life; maybe start a blog, or write a book or become a speaker or start a business. Whatever that secret desire is, I’m here to tell you, you should totally do it. The desires of our hearts are important keys to the plans and purposes of God for our lives. When scripture says “he gives us the desires of our heart” it means, he gives us the desire…and then he gives us the desire!
I would love to help you explore these dreams and desires and see if we can’t make some of them–maybe even all of them–come true. Your dreams and desires are not actually for you. Just like my dreams and desires aren’t actually for me. They are for the people we are called to love, to serve, to bring closer to Jesus. There is nothing selfish about having a dream or a passion to do something for him. I’d love to hear more about you and what inspires you. I believe we have a tremendous opportunity to impact the world for Jesus…and the time is now!
I invite you to hang around, get to know us, and let us know how we can support you in your journey into ministry, business or whatever God has for you in this midlife moment!