I came to a point in my life I was so hungry for peace that I was willing to make whatever changes were necessary in order to have it.
I am not there yet and I have much to learn but the race has begun. I was aware that I needed to change. Simply desiring peace was not enough. Especially when you know that my life has been called for a higher purpose.
For the last forty or so years, my struggles have been a life without peace. There were times I thought I had it but I know now that I rarely did.
When God calls, it’s best to answer or else spend and entire life running. I finally answered. And for the last eleven months, I have been preparing for the race.
The race that the Apostle Paul speaks of in Hebrews 12.
…”laying aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
(2) Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith…
Some take the Word of God literal, some view it as a history book. For me, it is literal. It is powerful and it is a guide to all life’s lessons.
It is for each person to interpret according to how God deals with you or vice versa.
I took the calling very serious this time around.
For the last few years, I have wanted to live a life of simplicity. I read every book on the subject, every blog and tried to mimic most of what I was reading. I thought I had it figured out but I still struggled with the pressure of weight from stuff. Business, personal and everyday life.
The answer came when I choose to be still long enough to listen.
It doesn’t come from pushing, it comes from rest.
This was only the beginning.