I’ve recently started reading Erick Erickson’s RedState political blog. I’ve even contributed a post to it (which I don’t think anybody but me has read to this point). I also follow Erick on Twitter and was intrigued by his second to last tweet last night: “A number of you have asked about this leap of faith Christy and I are making. I figured I’d write about it.”
Since I’m in crisis now, underemployed, financially challenged (big time!), trying to start a business, keep things going, I’m in the market for people’s stories about God in their lives. So I followed Erick’s link, and I can tell you I was not disappointed.
I really identified with this part:
Lots of my friends lay out intricate plans for where they want to be in life and how they are going to get there. I used to. I don’t any more. I trust in the Lord and go where He leads. He leads me on amazing adventures, sometimes I like the destination and other times not so much. When I lead or when I go off on my own, I screw up — sometimes badly. The dumbest things I have done in life have been absent any thought toward glorifying God — without any thought toward being a faithful instrument of His will and rather doing something just for me.
I am not the greatest of Christians, but I know enough to know that there is a God, He is good, and where He goes, I follow. It is comforting to know I am not in charge. It is comforting to know he provides. It is comforting to have someone greater than yourself that you can trust like no other. He works for the good of those called according to His purpose. He has also blessed me with a wonderful wife who supports me, stands behind me, sometimes chastises me, sometimes pushes me, but who is always there for me and who is as committed to the success of RedState as I am.
You can read for yourself what God is leading Erick and his wife to do. I can tell God’s in it and I’ll be adding the Erickson family to my prayer list. It usually costs something to follow God’s priorities, but—in my experience, anyway—it always pays.
What possible re-ordering is God talking to you about these days?