Sometimes you just need to go… go and do what’s in your heart! I mean to really live the life that even you imagine for yourself. I guess that’s what I was experiencing on my tour in Sweden. On this trip I flew solo due to the fact that the timing to travel was right for me and wrong for everyone else. However, in hindsight that’s the way it needed to be. Trust Him became my mantra everyday ~ trust in His grace and provision for each day of my journey.
Returning home I noticed something about my California Lifestyle. It’s funny how much we are influenced by our culture or even by the people that are around us on a daily basis. For example, I live in Orange County and almost every time I’m asked to get together with a friend, we both start going down a mental list of our favorite restaurants. That’s one thing people in this town will not give up, eating great foods and drinking California wines. I don’t care how much we are all on a budget because of the recession, we always seem to find enough money to go out with friends or family, it’s just the California Lifestyle, even if we wear our finest and order soup! That’s just a small example of the Orange County social culture that we seem to adapt to, along with comfortable cars and beautiful homes, enjoying warm weather and the ocean breezes from the Pacific Ocean. I love my town, having lived here for about thirty-eight years now. You could say that it’s home for me and my family.
Living as a woman of faith, I have a strong desire to know God’s design for my life! On my journey I continue to realize that maybe it’s not just about me. Maybe God is trying to show me that living life with others in mind and experiencing His love for people is a lesson I can’t afford to ignore. I have a desire to grow, getting rid of all the stuff “that I thought I needed” for living! After all, it’s just stuff, isn’t it?
I have realized something as I have been spending time in prayer…that the disconnection that we may feel at times, is not coming from God. It’s coming from us, not being able to hear and follow His Spirit well. We have so much traffic in our lives to bring distractions. So I have asked God to show me how to follow Him and teach me to hear His Spirit daily. Join me!