If you know me well, this desk does not look like mine at all.
I am a planner. I have always believed things work better if organized. Many factors, including teaching and being married to a man that is worse(or better)than me have contributed.
So what has happened to me? I think of something and if I don’t write it down right at that very minute I might lose it!
I “accidentally” found a book in a drawer yesterday that I don’t remember. There it sat with my Hebrew/Greek Study Bible in a drawer. I pulled it out with a large question mark emblazoned on my forehead.
The title? “Second Calling” by Dale Hanson Bourke. This was not a familiar author. “Finding passion and purpose for the rest of your life.” Hmmmm, what perfect timing.
“But now, as we pause in our middle years, we begin to see some boundaries.” “You are softer, gentler, wiser, and calmer than you have ever been. You are emerging from the whirlwind of your youth and seeing the present more clearly. You are becoming more fully and completely who you are created to be.” Dale then goes on with the story of Naomi, not Ruth, but Naomi.
I “quit” teaching six years ago and knew what I was called to do. I just was not sure in which direction I would be going. It was rather frightening, but I had to trust.
This book is not only timely and a gift from my Father, but a similar idea is on one of those dozen of pieces of papers you see on my desk. Confirmation.
I am an encourager. That is what I am called to do. I am back at the radio station now for almost 4 years, and now I am more confident in my writing skills. I will just follow.
Friends….I may just be getting started. God is not finished with me yet. And He is not finished with you either.
Now excuse me while this “softer, wiser” middle aged person pauses and organizes her desk!!
~Be Encouraged Today~