Yesterday I answered this Question: “What opportunity is calling me to be fearless?”* Or put another way, Who me? Fearless Calling? Really? …God does have a sense of humor, right?
Well, I am about to retire after working with children and their families for the last 31 years. I can honestly say that I have enjoyed my work with the Dartmouth Youth Commission right up until the moment I retire…or as I’m calling it, when I graduate, in just a matter of days. Spiritually and professionally, I know too that it is time for a change for me and a chance to create space and time to nurture other gifts that are stirring loudly within. And they, whatever they actually are, have always had to wait their turn until “the everything” else was done.
The opportunity that I am praying into includes doing “no- new- thing” for one year so that I am able to focus primarily on writing and photography. God willing, both of these activities, each with their own landscape and language, I hope to merge over time into one sustaining and seamless spiritual discipline. Being present to this passion, this discipline, also holds the potential to bring me nearly full-circle yet again to nurture and bring something of value to people who frequent my site at RiseThisDay.com .
So this is my prayer moving forward: If it pleases the Holy Spirit, the cosmos and my cranky back, my somewhat impish prayer is that Call and Opportunity will indeed overtake whatever bad-boy fear might be present. And as I hold this potential for Calling and Opportunity I’m mindful also that only the method of delivery actually changes from what I’ve been doing all these years.
I can only hope that you might join me in the journey. So please, if you haven’t joined others who have done so already, please consider going to my site and plug-in your name and email to get my future posts. And if you don’t want to do that, just send me an email with your name and email and I’ll add you…no sweat…no worries…no hassle…done! Thank you for being in my life and reading my post.
*Post Note: The question comes from a daily reflection from Gratefulness.org . Check it out, it’s one terrific site to become acquainted with.