Living In the Center

Dreams.  Change.  Intention.

These are words that have become a part of my vocabulary and a part of my streaming consciousness over the past several weeks.  While unpleasant for many due to economic constraints, this past year has been the catalyst that’s reignited forgotten dreams and has brought about the desire to make changes that are more attuned to God’s dream for the lives of many people I know around the world.

I too have found myself on this path, going back to school, and am incredibly humbled to share my journey with others and vice-versa.  It is sometimes hard for me to explain in my own walk when moments of unexplainable ‘tough’ periods crop up.  For those on a possibly similar path, I’d like to share some encouragement from a favorite author of mine, Erwin McManus:

“I lament that it has become an accepted part of pop theology that the safest place to be is in the center of the will of God…  Whatever the motivation, the result has brought more damage than good.The center of God’s will is not a safe place, but the most dangerous place in the world.  To live outside God’s will puts us in danger, but to live in His will makes us dangerous.  God moves with intentionality and power.  When we begin to seize our divine moments, we do not begin to live risk-free, but instead become free to risk.Erwin McManus, Chasing Daylight (page 151)

We are forging a new life, something we know to be unique to who we are and who God wants us to be.  To my brothers and sisters on God’s journey: Stay strong, you’re not alone.

Much Love.