Just be a girl. God wrote the words over my heart.
After a season of struggle and difficulty, heartbreak and confusion, those words should have sounded like an invitation to freedom and rest. But for a “girl” who was used to doing, and going, and being so much more than “just” it felt like I was being placed on a shelf to collect dust.
God had called me out of ministry, out of labor and the business of caring for others. When my natural inclination might have been to search for a need to fill or a job to sink myself into, God said, just be.
It’s a humbling moment when the Creator of the universe gives you direction to simply stop.
I’ll be the first to admit that change isn’t easy. When, like me, you crave routine and detailed order, change feels a whole lot like the deep and wide unknown. But only to us.
“Jesus replied, ‘You don’t understand now what I am doing,
but someday you will.’”
John 13:7 NLT
God sees, and He knows exactly when to cast light into the deep unknown and bring certainty out of the shadows.
So I waited…watched…listened…worshipped…communed…healed…stood still.
And then I was done.
What came next wasn’t what I expected, but exactly what was needed.