Hot pastor always plans a great vegetable garden. He loves going to pick out seeds, getting his hands in the dirt, and watching it all grow. I love that. Unfortunately, his lovely garden was overrun by weeds during our vacation, and it never quite recovered. We did enjoy some strawberries, tomatoes, and cucumbers, but it wasn’t what my green-thumbed man had planned. Bless him.
I do not have a green thumb. I have a killer thumb. Besides the dill, oregano, and rosemary in my little herb bed, I have not managed to grow anything of significance.
I live up to the indian name given to me by my husband after watching the movie “Dances with Wolves”. I am Busy Squirrel. (his name is Slow Bear.)
I’m a doer and a fixer. I’ve got a plan and a list and I know how to use them. Ideas? A factory of them is running at full speed inside my brain!
The trouble I run into is getting ahead of God, and doing life on my own. The result? Weeds.
If I can still my gears and wheels that are turning, and my anxious heart that fuels them, and actually listen for the voice of God, he lets me in on what is doing. Crazy, but he invites me to be a part of it all!
This funny clip from one of my favorite movies kinda sums it up- the whole doing life on my own thing. You should watch eight seconds of this to see why in the world Tom Cruise is in my blog today. Knight and Day 8 sec clip
The one thing I don’t want to miss in this life is God’s glory– the beauty of who he is and what he can do. Sometimes there are ideas, dreams, plans that the Lord himself has planted within us. As we live out those dreams, we feel God’s pleasure, we hear his confirmation over and over. That’s called our “sweet spot.” Where our unique giftings and experiences are used by God to bring him glory.
I know it’s hard for some of us, but quieting our hearts and listening to our Father is so much better than a weedy life! I believe that there is something uniquely designed for each of us to do. Let’s be still and listen for his voice. Let his wind blow seeds of beauty into your life. What he grows is amazing!
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”