I'm being stretched thin -- there's no doubt about it. This new venture I'm on (going back to school after 30 years) is no walk in the park. Every day brings new challenges and sometimes I feel pulled in so many directions, I'm like a rubber band about to snap.
The thing I keep telling myself is that this is good, that it forces greater dependency on the Lord and will surely forge unprecedented growth. And while these things are certainly true and have been my experience, there is still a strong urge within me to run back to the safety and security of the life I had, where the challenges were more defined and the answers easier to find.
I'd love to share more, but unfortunately I don't have time. Writing here is regretably one of many good things I've had to let go of. But I did get a chance to unpack this a little in a message to my home church a couple of weeks ago and wanted to let you know about that. I called it Nixing the Naysayers, and for the most part, spoke about being my own worst critic, and most avid questioner...and what I'm learning to do about that. You can hear the message if you're interested by clicking here. (Just look below and click on the second message.)
Meanwhile, I pray you are being stretched a little too -- it really is good for the soul.