Have you ever had that feeling you are exactly where you are meant to be? For the first time in a long while I feel like that. I went 'back to school' this week to study full-time. The days are already a blur & after reading this chicky's blog & book i can very much relate to the mashed potato brain analogy. I had to double-check that today was in fact Friday!
So I have the most incredible opportunity before me thanks to God The Amazing & my Mr Bright Spark to be able to pursue my passion & dream to study Photography. Now that my studies have begun, it seems almost criminal going to learn about something so fun!
How do I know I'm where I'm meant to be? Glad you asked!
I know because there is an ease in working out 'the details'.
I know because I'm growing and being enriched.
I know because after only 3 days on campus, God placed a person in my midst that now knows (thanks to a shot of unfamiliar Godly boldness & courage on my part) that He deeply cares for her, despite her being deemed unpopular and unloveable by the world's standards.
I know because there is life within.
For a long time until very recently I felt that any life within me had been sucked out. (more on that some other time)
'Now the Lord is Spirit & where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.' 2 Corinthians 3:17
I know because God is leading the way.
The thing about being led by God is that there is a sense of life within. There is joy, peace, harmony, purpose & an ability to carry-on with a happy heart regardless of life's twists & turns.
When we are being led by our own ideas & desires,(by our flesh), there is the opposite,
If there is confusion, a lack of peace, a feeling of being worn out and just plain old, there is a sense of death on the inside.
When you take action, is it producing life for you, or death?
Our flesh approves things that God disapproves of and God disapproves of the things our flesh approves of. We will often recoil some things God wants us to do, but when we decide to no longer fight it and listen to His Spirit, life is breathed into our soul.
What God calls us to do, He anoints us to do. He gives the ability to do it and the answers along the way so that we're not wondering what we should and shouldn't do. He sends the right people to walk alongside us or to cross our paths in a divine moment.
So am I bothered that my brain muscles are being over-worked after returning to school after such a long time? Nope! Am I bothered that I've actually considered living in a nudist colony because my washing pile is rapidly growing?!! Nope!
I am happy because there is life on the inside again & I know He's got my back.