Following the Path of My Dream

sun and cloudsFive-Minute Friday: Follow. And go:

You walk along the shore of my life and stand before me, whispering, Come, Follow Me.

I hesitate for only a moment before moving toward you, eager for the adventure to which you invite me. There is fear beating in my heart, but I choose you nonetheless. Even before your invitation, I knew you; I knew your promises. Even though I knew you not.

Because you knew me and your voice whispered long before I was born into this world. I recognize it in my heart.

Your voice whispers to me, still.

I meet you here on this shore again. And again, and again, and again. Because too often I lose my way. I lose sight of you in the world, harried and hurried and caught up in chaos and daily tasks.

But you bid me, Come. Each morning you bid me, Come. You bid me, Be still.

And so I do.

Some days, you stand on the shore of my life early in the morning, as I wake and then again in the middle of the morning and then again at lunchtime and then again in the afternoon, with the sun shining brightly in my eyes almost blinding me to your presence. But your whisper reaches me and bids me, Come.

If I am going to live out my God-given dream, the vision you planted in my heart long before I came into being, if I am going to do the good works and write the good words that you prepared for me long before I knew you, I must come to this shore often.

Moment by moment, I must come back to this shore and find you.

And when I forget?

You seem to find me where I am along the path. You find me and you hold out your hand and you invite me back to the adventure of a dream I know only in you.

Stop

(This post is part of Kate Motaung’s Five-minute Friday at Heading Home. She gives us a word and we write for five minutes. This week’s word: Follow)

Fear Not Devotional 7-day Download

FEAR NOTOn Saturday afternoon, Jeff Goins, author of The Art of Work and creator of a Facebook community by the same name, issued a 48-hour challenge: Can You Master a New Skill and Get Paid for It in 48 Hours?

I took his challenge. And though I am not yet getting paid for my efforts, I did manage to launch a Facebook launch page for my 28-day Devotional book, Fear Not: Your 28-day dose of courage, generate 60+ fans on the page and generate a 7-day Devotional sample for free download as a pre-launch to the full book.

Before getting to the free download, let me say that I am amazed at what I was able to create and launch in the span of 48 hours. I owe Jeff and The Art of Work community a huge debt of appreciation for their inspiration and encouragement because it’s been awesome to see what people were able to do in the last two days.

And now, without further ado, here is Fear Not 7-days and your shot of courage for the next seven days. Simply click on the Fear Not link and you’ll be reading Day 1 in seconds.

I’d love to hear what you think, so come back by and leave a comment when you can. Thanks.

Update May 11, 2015: The free download is no longer available. But the full 28-day Fear Not devotional will launch shortly. You can sign up to receive updates by visiting the Fear Not Facebook page.