|Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21|
Like Columbus, I too have discovered a strange, new world. One that I had no idea was out there. You see I thought the recent slammed door in my face, with the sudden loss of my job, was where the world ended. Instead I have found another dimension I did not even know existed. I can visualize, Rod Serling standing- with me in the background hunched over, tapping away on my computer keyboard…and speaking “she thought her life was over, instead she entered another dimension, blogging, in…The Twilight Zone”- (enter eerie background music here). I have often heard people say “One door closes, another opens” as they smile and offer such cliche type lines, and of course I have whipped that one liner out myself. But late in the wee night hours and sometimes during the pre-dawn morning I can now be found tap-tap-tapping away with my heart on fire and a door that has swung wide open and allowed me to travel from one end of the world to another via the Blogosphere. I am not sure that is even a valid word, but it is the one I imagine when I think of this amazing place I am beginning to explore. It is not like I have left my career entirely but I have been on a bit of a sabbatical since the end of May of this year. I have come to the end of the perceived flat Earth and hover at the edge. (See prior post: Letting Go Means Letting God) It seems as if God had led me to the proverbial “fork in the road”. I believe he has led me there before. Sometimes I sit at the fork and refuse to budge. Sometimes I stare down both roads and don’t know which way to go. I listen to too many voices and that is when I usually get the proverbial “kick in the pants”. Ok, that is my own interpretation but it usually means, in my personal experience that he removes the distraction or the thing I won’t release. He is a faithful Father, friend and He is God. He knows what’s best. It’s best for me to believe Him…but I waver, doubt and second guess myself…so He does what is needful to help me move ahead. He reminds me of my true identity. He encourages me with His everlasting love and a few gentle words from others. He leads me besides still waters, for sure, but also it seems currently… He is leading me into a busy, blossoming, Blogosphere. A place I did not know before. A place I am exploring with new zeal and excitement as I connect with like minded bloggers in a network of faith, love and testimony! Who can keep up with such an amazing God such as this? He leads me to forks, edges and the ends of the earth…or at least the end of myself. That is a wonderful place to be. I am learning that coming to the end of myself often means that when I jump, he will catch me or I will fly. Or maybe He will let me be completely immersed beneath the surface…breathing in a deeper breath of faith than ever before…going deeper with Him and coming out stronger, better, and more like Him than I ever could have imagined!