Thursday, January 23, 2014

Priorites of Life

I have really been missing from the blog lately.  Since the new year started I just seem to have had other priorities.  Other things on my mind.  The little old blog has had to take a back seat.  But that is a good thing.  Sometimes we just have to set aside things we love but are optional in order to attend to things that are important and of a much higher priority.

 I've really felt lately God speaking the word "determination" to me.  I'm really thinking this is going to be a year where determination and resolve are going to play a big part in my life.  In several different areas.  In order for me to see some dreams and goals happen, I can't just sit by on the sidelines anymore, being wishy washy and lackadaisical, waiting for them to somehow drop out of the sky.  I've been doing a little too much of that.  I am going to have to set my face like flint and be resolved and determined doing what I feel God is telling me to and what I can and trusting Him along the way.  It's going to take work.  It's going to go against my lazy nature.  It's going to take seeking Him, praying and being in the Word, it's going to take sometimes setting time that I would usually take to blog and surf and basically veg to research and seek and knock.  But I'm super excited about it. And scared out of my wits.  It takes courage sometimes to move towards something that was just a pie in the sky wish.  As I am discovering, I am way too comfortable with the familiar, with the sitting back part.  As the year goes on, maybe I'll be able to formulate words to share the things in my heart.  But as for now, I'm just going to have to settle with blogging when I think I might have something interesting to share, something silly to pass on for laughs, book reviews, yummy recipes.  Just not every day.   And of course, I am definitely going to be here for Friday's Fave Fives.  So if I don't post or comment every single day, or if you get 5 days worth of comments coming into your email from me all at once, you'll now know why.      


6 comments:

Barbara H. said...

Sounds like something exciting might be cooking up! But those things are often scary, too, so i pray for God's leading for you.

ellen b. said...

Blessings on your openness to get out there!

Faith said...

It truly sounds like God is telling you something or teaching you something or both.....good for you for listening to Him!! I felt that way about my blog last year....and now I'm blogging a bit each week but i'm finding that it's not an every day thing due to those other priorities.....and I'm definitely not on Facebook as much which is good for me. I love blogging about the word of the year the Lord put on my heart (Still) so i've been doing that about once a week if God gives me something interesting. I'm definitely doing the FFF though!!! LOVE that community!!

Deb said...

I enjoy your blog, but totally understand where you are coming from on this. I will still keep you as one of my fav blogs and will check in and read whenever you write! So glad you are being led by God and are determined to follow His will!

nikkipolani said...

I appreciate your sharing your plans, Susanne, and pray that God will give you the desires of your heart as you seek His will for you. Hope that this is a really rich time for you!

Linda said...

oh, I am excited for you Susanne. I find myself in the same place. It's the discipline part that always gets me. I, too, am determined to see this thing through and finish what I believe I'm called to do.
It won't be easy :)