My dear gals,
It’s so strange to say that this is the last post I will write for Re:Devotionals! What a joy it has been to stretch myself, to be a part of the Re:Devotionals community, to learn from the incredible women that I work with. I am so excited to follow the new Coalesce blog in September, and hopefully occasionally guest-author some posts!
Britni did a beautiful job of explaining where all of our hearts are in this transition, but I wanted to write to say goodbye myself and let you know where my own heart is.
It’s been a really good challenge for me to stay up on my weekly writings. God has taught me much about commitment, study time, honesty, and transparency through my post-writing. It’s harder than you might think to be vulnerable with a group of people you’ve never met face-to-face!
In this transition time, I am really learning the value of commitment. As one who has a problem saying “no” when a great new opportunity arises, I have had to learn to cut back on some things so that I can pour my heart, mind, and time fully into the ones to which I feel called. It’s so hard to do, but I’m confident that this is the new direction in my life. I think this is a time of pruning for me. A healthy time of trimming away things that, although so good, are not for me in the future. I really do love this blog and this online community, but God is calling me to be even more present in my immediate community—my husband, local friends, church family, and town where I live. Never before have I felt such a pull to my local community, and had the opportunity to pour into the lives of the people there. For now, that is where I belong. And I feel great peace in that.
I will be around from time to time, and I will definitely be following Coalesce and praying for Britni and Hilary’s grand new adventure. Please follow them in the fall as they regroup and push forward into what I know is their passion. I am so grateful for them and for what this blog has meant to me, and I look forward to following this community to the new heights that God is calling them to!
Let me leave you with this: God calls us to certain things at certain times. Don’t miss what He’s calling you to today. Commit in your heart to what He’s doing in your life and He will lead you—He will restore your soul.
With much love and hope,