Writing a book opens all kinds of doors. And I love that. More coaching clients, invitations to speak, seminars to present, and book signings to do. Opportunities to witness the move of God in the hearts and minds of so many new, as well as old friends.
And what is this dread about?
But…ha-ha! God is making me savvy. I see the wiley ways of the enemy who stands to accuse and oppose me.
God is making me smart. He exposes the plot, and reminds me who I am, and why I do what I do.
He uses these times to train me, mentor me, and power me up. I am then led to speak my agreement with Him.
Well, I am happy to report, the seminar I conducted after my last tangle with dread was sheer delight. The Lord showed up in a marvelous way as He gave me the courage to transparently tell my embarrassing stories. All the pieces of the study fell into place, and the ladies responded as baby birds, mouths wide open, hungry for what God was revealing. It was apparent to all that He was there, at work, inspiring, motivating, and encouraging. As a friend quoted from Veggie Tales, “I laughed. I cried. It really touched me, Bob.” Cute.
Consciously flowing in the favor of God could not happen if I did not “seek” Him. Not some religious ritual, perfunctorily performed and then checked off, seeking Him is as simple as sharing our secrets with an intimate friend, or relaxing over coffee with a deeply interested relative.
And so, I asked the Lord to speak to you today, and here is what He said,
I desire to work with and through you, to give you ideas and what you need to accomplish them. (I see the Lord lift up your face, and a radiant glow illuminates it, as He says…) I have things worked out for you. Sit and rest awhile, and then follow my lead and I will show you the path.”
At that point the Lord held you close, until you were almost totally absorbed into Him. Oh, the sweet satisfaction in His eyes as He held you!
How do we seek God? Just show up, be ready to receive, and have a conversation. He is waiting with eagerness and joy.