Holding Steady

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            I have been re-evaluating my writing world lately. The truth is God is changing things up for me. Even in the midst of change, I have felt a nudge from God to “hold steady.” What do I mean by that? There are numerous opportunities, writing groups and project possibilities. I could try them all but God seems to want something else.

            In the midst of change and opportunities, I need to hold steady to the priorities God puts before me. Like many writers, I can easily fall into the flow of writing and lose time. Sometimes when I am writing, I skip lunch and before I know it is late afternoon and the only lights on are the ones in my office.  I have agendas and projects, training webinars and meetings along with the writing, but recently God has been calling me to focus on home and family. This past week, I did not set writing goals, I let go of the routine and moved with the change.

            The scripture that resonates (again) for me is from Isaiah 43:19. I received the same scripture when God called me to start a homeless ministry many years ago. “See I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I’m making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” (NIV)

            God is doing a new thing in my writing / professional world. He is changing things up. I don’t have all the details yet, but I’m getting hints and following them one by one. For now, I’m focusing on God’s priorities, letting go of places I had previously invested my time in and participating in some new activities. I’m spending more time on my Spiritual Direction practice and ministry offerings with Holy Listening. I’m revisiting my passions and God’s call for me to use my voice to make a difference in the world. That sometimes means letting go of things that keep me from being true to myself and more importantly, true to God’s call in my life.

            I know I haven’t given many details. That is intentional. I don’t have all the details yet, but in the near future, you will see changes to my C.L. Burger Facebook page and my Blog. God is calling me to join in the Disruptive Compassion of Holy Spirit. God is doing a new thing and I’m holding steady because it might just be a wild ride.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned!

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