What is God Asking of You???
One thing that I absolutely don’t miss out on each month is my time with my spiritual director. This is a spiritual practice that I have taken on since coming to seminary. It is important to explore my own spirituality, areas that I can improve on, and just sit in the pain or the joy that I might be feeling. I get to do all of that with my spiritual director each and every month. It is an hour that I cherish with every fiber of my being.
In my last session with my spiritual director we talked about certain things that God is asking of me. I think sometimes we can get caught up in our frustrations with life and think, God why are you doing this to me? In fact, God isn’t doing anything to us, He is asking us to be in the place that we are in that very moment and time in our lives. So, what is God asking of me? He is asking me to go to seminary, to be a daughter, a sister, a single person (this is one that I don’t understand at all but I am working hard on embracing, at least for this time in my life), to be His child, to live in tension, to live in joy, the list goes on and on. He is asking me to be Mary Balfour.
What is God asking of you? I would like to hear your answers or at least ask you to think about the question. It is so enlightening to think about that question, what is God asking of me? Instead of what is God doing to me? It changes your whole thought process, and I have been thinking about it all week. Even though I can’t understand many of the things that God is asking of me, the point is that He is asking. For that I can only be grateful.
Blessings as the ride continues… Mary Balfour