January has finally come to an end. It’s been a crazy few months for me – with the move and all. The kids ( the older two) started school and I now have some time to plan and take a sober look at the year ahead. I haven’t quite written down my goals but I’ve decided on few areas of focus. The plan seems to be unfolding as I go: I’ve started meeting the right people and gathering the resources that I need. A word that’s been popping in and out of my mind (when contemplating my plans) are the words of Jesus when he said:
‘I do only what I see my Father do.’
Because of those words, I’m now asking the question: “What is God doing in my life, right now?” I think if I increase my time in prayer and Bible reading (not to the detriment of any work which needs to be done), then I increase my chances of hearing His voice through my conscience, through a revelation of the wisdom of His Word, and as an audible voice through the people around me, and increasing my chances of seeing His hand by being sensitive to my environment – the happenings in my home and community (‘keeping watch’).
So yes I have plans and goals, but I will also keep watch and pray so that I too can do what I see my Father doing. As I’m growing older and as my responsibilities are increasing, I’m realising the importance of doing less things yet making sure that those things are done well. For all I know, this year could be about resting and focusing on my new-born and simply trusting that God will provide for all my needs without having to run around looking for opportunities. Sometimes, the whole ‘right place at the right time thing’ happens exactly where we’ve long been positioned.