Monday, March 8, 2010

The BIG Picture

Another weekend in the books.  For those interested, John Mayer was impressive, as always. His interaction with the crowd seemed less or maybe a little stiffer than last time, but considering his media attention as of late, it's understandable.  We had a great time!    Here's a video from last night of his final song, Gravity.  Yes, it is 9 minutes long but it's worth the time, if you have it.

I read an article this morning on finding God's will that was excellent! She used Micah 6:8, which says:
I won't repeat the entire article because it is well worth your time to read, but the point is that if we are searching for this huge will of God, often times we end up ignoring what He is saying, in hopes of something bigger and louder.  I like to make big changes or at least I get excited at the thought of huge overhauls to parts of my life.  What I've found is that it's usually in the little things that I need to be different.  I changed majors and 'career paths' more times than I can count.  A lot of my problem was fear but, as I've mentioned on here before, it was also a lack of patience and willingness to do the little stuff that I thought didn't matter or shouldn't have to do for life to be different.  With school, I always ended up blaming my restlessness on just not finding the right 'thing'.  I rationalized that I probably just hadn't found my thing.  I think I didn't bother to listen to anybody, least of all myself.  I was looking for the perfect fit where I would be a natural and change the world! Now, if I had it all to do over again, I would would still major in music but just study piano pedagogy.  I knew how to play and enjoyed it.  The problem was that I didn't want to do the little things, like practicing.  I wanted to be good out of the box. My patience was low and tolerance for baby steps non-existent.  The thing is, I can play the piano. I know that.  Can I be better? Couldn't we all be a little bit better at anything with a little more attention and practice? Anyway, the point was I didn't need to go jumping around, overhauling 7 times. I started right where I needed to be, I just refused to listen and do the work.

When most of us "look" for God's will it's easy to look for a huge role, change or direction.  We want to be in the middle of something big going down.  And maybe you are.  But, what I'm learning is that I can't look for the big stuff, especially when I refuse to do the little stuff. Act justly. Love mercy. Walk humbly with God.  Once I'm doing all of that well, then I might be able to ask God for something 'big' but I think this is enough to keep me busy for now.

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