Settling into this journey

Last week’s post, Under Construction, was not about life as I’d like it to be, all pretty with bows on top. Surely after being a Christian for a very long time, even serving as a missionary in Honduras for eight years, you’d think I’d have all the kinks worked out, be as polished as the exterior I can present. After all, isn’t that the goal, being a great specimen for God?

Am I a failure because I’m not actually there yet?

If so, I’m in pretty good company, since Paul, who wrote the majority of the New Testament, said he still struggled.

But rather than being a painful time, as some might suppose, I’m loving the benefits of having to continually seek God for the healing path. 

And I am giving up my life-long quest for perfection and people-pleasing.

This week on Chris Fabry Live, T Davis Bunn talked about his latest novel, The Turning. He said the main character couldn’t pull his life together without a big change. After all, if he knew what to do, he would have already done it. He needed to learn to quiet himself, to listen to God’s voice.

And that is where The Healing Path is carrying me (aided by my broken hand), to try less and listen more. To give up the struggle to do more, and receive who I am in the love of the Great I Am. To hear the Voice of Life.

Where is your journey taking you?

Santiago by Jack H Thompson John 3:3
Santiago by Jack H Thompson
John 3:3

3 thoughts on “Settling into this journey

  1. I love that you embrace your imperfections, Jane. It encourages me to do the same. And to see the beauty that is there. In the sacred mess of me.

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  2. I think when I am chained to perfection I miss out on so many opportunities to respond to God’s love & the love of my family & friends. After all, it is in my weakness that I come to know the awesomeness of God! I was reminded at church yesterday that I can trust God in all situations. I am recovering from knee replacement surgery – a very painful time. The first month of physical therapy the therapists did not push me enough and my knee has been seized up with scar tissue. I have been feeling frustration, anger & fear. The fear is my worst enemy! God reminded me through praise, worship & the sermon that God is indeed in charge and I can choose to trust in God. I have now put God in charge of my recovery ( as if He wasn’t before) and trusting I will heal. So that’s what’s happening with me. Janoie thanks for all the love & honesty you put into your sharing! Love to you, Sis

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