Letting Go & Looking Ahead.
Good Morning, Friends! Some words of grace and truth that were shared with me recently….
“David Benner quotes Richard Rohr as saying: “We cannot attain the presence of God. We’re already totally in the presence of God. What’s absent is awareness.”
Benner’s words struck my heart and changed my perspective when he wrote, “What God wants is simply our presence, even if it feels like a waste of potentially productive time. That is what friends do together—they waste time with each other. Simply being together is enough without expecting to “get something” from the interaction. It should be no different with God.”
-qtd by Elizabeth Forshee
Ah, these words speak such truth to my soul! In this season of letting go and looking ahead, of wondering and wandering where I’m going in life, begging God to show me when the harvest season is coming…in this season, it’s about being still in His presence, of being so aware of His goodness around me, and believing that the waiting space is not wasted.
Maybe you can relate? In whatever season you’re in, are you waiting for your harvest? Waiting to see the goodness of God and hope to still be a whole human by the time that comes? What I’ve realized is that we’re all waiting for something in this life….so maybe it’s not so much about reaching the harvest, but about embracing the seasons of waiting, the seasons of growing under the soil, the seasons of being rooted.
Career Beginnings & Life Adventures:
*This week…this week I let go of a lot. I let go of the life & the adventures that I’d created in Oregon. I let go of this season and space that held for me the accomplishment of nursing school. Although I am unsure of what this next season will hold for me, I look ahead with hope for the adventures and opportunities that await. This hope is not something that comes naturally, it’s an intention of my thoughts, focusing them on the Truth, believing that God’s goodness is seen even in the waiting.
Oregon, I will miss your amazing coffee shops, your crazy Portland adventures, your gas station attendants who pump my gas, your no sales tax, your diversity in cultural food options, your beautiful Indian summers, your amazing fall colors and my amazing friends and family who helped me build a life there. You will always hold a special place in my heart and I’ll be back to visit soon! Here’s to adventures in California, embracing sunny days, new landscapes, old friends and new friends and the beauty of being home!
*Still applying and interviewing for RN job positions and hoping and praying for God to open doors in this specialty of caring for moms and babes.
*Friends, this magazine and blog subscription hold such life-giving words of truth and embrace the beauty and grace of femininity!
*I officially just became an iPhone user for the first time and am anxiously anticipating this lovely phone case in the mail! Loving this etsy shop and would highly recommend ordering from them!
Goals for the Week:
*Be present…when the moments scream at me to fill them up so that I can feel productive…I want to be intentional to be present, to be at peace, and to create structure to embrace margin and enjoy this space of rest.
Love and Blessings,