Wandering

My life has been a long walk down a path, wandering, seeking, searching, striving for something. That wandering has found happiness and sadness. That wandering has placed me in situations that have proven to be God sent and some to be driven by Satan. That wandering has left me fulfilled and empty. And I wonder where this wandering is going to land me now.

wan·der·ing : traveling aimlessly from place to place
won·der : desire or be curious to know something
Do I have any control of my wandering? Can I master the art of wandering to land me in a place of calling?
Seems lately that everything I pick up to read/study is leading me to these questions. Steering me in a direction of the unknown. Making me wonder if there could possibly be more. More to me! More that I have to offer! More He desires for my life! More He is asking me to do!

Ephesians 4:1-3

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Am I wandering in a manner worthy of the calling to which I have been called?

Now I know that in whatever situation/vocation/place that I’m in, I can use the gifts for which I’m given. I can love those around me and I can show HIS love to them but is that solely my calling. To love where I am! Yes, I believe it’s my calling to love where I am but is that solely my calling.

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Romans 11:29 For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.

The fine line between being content and wandering is narrow. Am I walking on that fine line and afraid to jump either way. Obviously I want contentment in my life and I have it in a lot of ways but there is still that nudge, that small voice that won’t leave my mind that says, “Is it enough?” “Do you hear ME calling you for more?” “Are you willing to jump?” And I want to answer NO! Yes! Maybe!

I’m finding that moving from wandering to wonder and back again is exhausting. But when you know, you just know, that what you’re doing each day is not the irrevocable calling that God has for you, you just can’t stop wandering. Eventually I’m going to have to jump in with both feet.

Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

But I wonder, “what is my calling, my purpose?”. Am I doing it? Do I have what it takes? Well 1st off, God has given me what it takes! I have to seek out the guidance of the Holy Spirit to guide me to my calling, my purpose. Be open to hear His words and see the doors being opened. Then It’s up to me to do it!

1 Corinthians 12:7-10 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.

What has he gifted me with? I was lead to an exercise from listening to a book by Dan Miller called “Doing what you love in 48 Days”. It suggested having those that know you best tell you what they see as your gifts and then find the common denominator. If you’re in tune enough with yourself then that common denominator will reinforce what you’ve been hearing the Holy Spirit tell you.

Now what do I do with that information?

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Do I simply continue wandering? Or do I take that 1st step and trust?

2 Peter 1:10 Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall.I say to myself, “Just take that 1st step Rhonda.” I hear Him say “Trust me!” So I’m getting off that wandering path. I will continue to be content in my current purpose while seeking out in WONDERMENT where it will lead me.

I don’t think God really cares about what path I take. But He does care that I’m doing everything I can, with the gifts that He has given me and with the purpose that He has instilled in my soul to love others, bring them to Him and give Him the glory for it all!’

 

I say to myself, “Just take that 1st step Rhonda.” I hear Him say “Trust me!” So I’m getting off that wandering path. I will continue to be content in my current purpose while seeking out in WONDERMENT where it will lead me.

I don’t think God really cares about what path I take. But He does care that I’m doing everything I can, with the gifts that He has given me and with the purpose that He has instilled in my soul to love others, bring them to Him and give Him the glory for it all!’

Pray with me please as I seek and wonder where I will be lead.

Lord, I know you have a plan. I know that your plan will happen in your time. I also know that I have to do my part. Please Lord give me the courage to Jump! Help me to trust You! Help me to be still so that I can hear You! Help me to move when You say move! I’m seeking Lord and I will find You! Amen!

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Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall.I say to myself, “Just take that 1st step Rhonda.” I hear Him say “Trust me!” So I’m getting off that wandering path. I will continue to be content in my current purpose while seeking out in WONDERMENT where it will lead me.

I don’t think God really cares about what path I take. But He does care that I’m doing everything I can, with the gifts that He has given me and with the purpose that He has instilled in my soul to love others, bring them to Him and give Him the glory for it all!’

Pray with me please as I seek and wonder where I will be lead.

Lord, I know you have a plan. I know that your plan will happen in your time. I also know that I have to do my part. Please Lord give me the courage to Jump! Help me to trust You! Help me to be still so that I can hear You! Help me to move when You say move! I’m seeking Lord and I will find You! Amen!

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I say to myself, “Just take that 1st step Rhonda.” I hear Him say “Trust me!” So I’m getting off that wandering path. I will continue to be content in my current purpose while seeking out in WONDERMENT where it will lead me.

I don’t think God really cares about what path I take. But He does care that I’m doing everything I can, with the gifts that He has given me and with the purpose that He has instilled in my soul to love others, bring them to Him and give Him the glory for it all!’

Pray with me please as I seek and wonder where I will be lead.

Lord, I know you have a plan. I know that your plan will happen in your time. I also know that I have to do my part. Please Lord give me the courage to Jump! Help me to trust You! Help me to be still so that I can hear You! Help me to move when You say move! I’m seeking Lord and I will find You! Amen!

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