A New Thing

I’m sick of hesitation. I’m sick of crippling perfectionism. I’m sick of over-analysis. I’m sick of people-pleasing. I’m sick of fear.

I’m craving boldness. I’m longing for intentionality. I’m wanting to feel vibrantly alive and soulfully well.

The fog of this last year is settling. I’m seeing the horizon again. It has felt cloudy and slow. Somehow my life has felt surreal. It has been like a weird dream. That dream where you are both living and watching yourself live at the same time. It has been full of so much good…don’t get me wrong, there have been painfully beautiful moments I would not trade…still…if I’m honest…

I crave feeling fully present and the sparkle and energy of new possibilities. I’m taking a breath and diving deep this year. I am pursuing creativity for the sole purpose of glorifying God who made me in his image, a mini-creator…no critic or self-doubt allowed. I’m going all-in because there is nothing to lose.

…for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV

I’m going to create. I’m going to paint, write, letter, walk, breathe, hope, and live. I’m going to cultivate spaces for connection, beauty, and rest. I’m going to create in order to live out the gospel..to live out a spirit of power and love and self-control.

I turn 40 this year.

Bring it on. I’m fired up. God is doing a new thing. I’m going His way. My days are His.

Singing His Grace,

Jess

Questions For Reflection:

These are questions for your own reflection and writing that I invite you to use in a journal or, if you feel led, in the comments below. Happy writing!

Q: What are you craving this year? What will you pursue for his Glory? What new thing do you sense God doing in your life?
Writing Music: “Piano Moment”

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