It is October 1. I love a new month and I especially love October. I am a goal-setter, planner, maker of lists and a fresh page on the calendar excites me. So much possibility. So much time.
Until, that is, I start filling in the squares with all the “have-tos”. Work, doctor’s appointments, meetings; you know what I mean. Then there are the “want-tos” like church services, Thanksgiving with family, and breakfast dates with friends. When I look for where to put in those other items; things I have been dreaming to have time for like craft projects, pj days with a book, or my own writing project, there never seems to be much time. Unless of course I want to give up sleep entirely.
But THIS October is different. Nothing on the outside has changed. The inside of the planner is full of meetings, appointments, workouts and obligations. Still time for church and family. But God has been impressing on me in various ways that it is time for a new direction in this path. I have had many God-given thoughts to ponder, to jot down and occasionally to share with others, but most of them are stuck, waiting for their time to encourage, support or lead. God has shared things through His Word, through nature, through people and experiences and they have helped me grow closer to Him and the peace and joy that brings. I have had opportunity to share with some, individually and in groups, but now it is time for more, and I am making changes to carve out time for this God-opportunity.
This is where you come in! You are a part of God’s great plan! Are you feeling empty and dry like October leaves? Are you lonely, tired and discouraged? Do you have a blessed life, but need margin to enjoy it? Then come and join me as we walk through seasons together. I certainly don’t have all the answers – I am still walking myself, but I know the One who has the answer to our every question and concern. I am on the path to living the abundant life, a life that matters for God, impacts those around me and leaves me refreshed. I want this life for you too! I am ready to walk this path, hearing the crunching of the leaves beneath my feet, seeing the vibrant colours, breathing in crisp air. Pull on your favourite sweater, my friend, and let’s go. It’s time!