What the heck do I mean?
When we start a new chapter in our lives or learn a new skill or begin a new activity we often have reasons why we start these things.
It is okay if those reasons change.
It is called flexibility and flexibility keeps us strong.
Almost two years ago I began to draw daily in the hopes of becoming a children's book illustrator. I love Quentin Blake's work and would love to open up some picture books and see my work. What a gift that must be.
And that still could happen. I really don't know.
But, I've found a new reason to draw and I'm so thankful for it. It is an activity that is good for my brain, good for my emotional and spiritual states; and just plain fun. Maybe when I began this was the reason for it. Or, maybe God has more plans I am not aware of. Whatever it is, it is OK.
God is in control.
Do you have things you began in hopes of one outcome but then that outcome was replaced with another?
Often we are on roads of self discovery. Creativity and flexibility can bring freedom into our lives. It's a matter of sticking close to Jesus, letting Him lead and being open to change. We serve a mighty God, a loving God, a God who knows us better than we know ourselves.
"Jesus therefore was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, 'If you abide in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.'" John 8:31-32