IMG_5976I have a question for you. What will you do today? Will you do what you were designed to do? Or will you do what seems like a million little things that need to be done but that keep you from doing the one thing that tugs on your heart?

Because I don’t know about you, but far too often I never get to that thing I want to do. That thing that speaks to me deep in my soul. It’s there and it calls out to me. But I am distracted.

Or perhaps I am simply in the midst.

In the midst of living out my life. My life that is filled with joy and despair, hope and fear, beauty and chaos, longing and prayer. My life for which I was created, designed and to which I was called by my Creator. My abundant life.

This is my one life. These are the days that I have been given. Today is the day that I have; tomorrow is not promised (Proverbs 27).

How then shall I live?

Shall I live in fear? In despair? In chaos? Or shall I live in pursuit of Him, heeding His call upon my heart?

It can seem that life is a struggle, but really it is simply a living in the midst. It is about the extraordinary in the ordinary. It is about seizing the abundant life we have been promised (John 10:10).

Know that as you live in the midst, you are not alone. We all are sojourners in the midst of a journey, in the midst of a vision, in the midst of God’s creation. And the good news is that even when we miss a beat or we are distracted by the million little things that clamor for our time and attention, we are always but a whisper away from God’s faithfulness to us and to the dream He gave us.

His promises assure us that we are not alone and that the prayers we breathe out in our moments of fear or uncertainty or frustration are welcome. In fact, they are necessary so that we do not fall prey to the lie that life is just a getting by existence. Therefore, when we find ourselves in the midst of the little things, in the midst of life’s circumstances and daily distractions, we do not give up who we are created to be; it is our true north.

When we lose sight of what we’re doing or where we’re trying to go, God guides us. He goes before us and He draws us forward by those whispers in our heart that nudge us toward becoming who He created us to be. He pours over us and into us the abundant life He promised.

That’s why it’s okay to leave the dishes in the sink or the clutter on the living room floor or put aside whatever other daily chores need doing, at least long enough for you to reconnect with your life and with the Giver of life.

Your life is more than the chores and tasks you have to do. Life in the midst includes those seemingly mundane things, but it is not just those things. Take a moment and listen to your heart, to its whispers and to God’s nudging upon it, and it will reveal the whole of your life. The extraordinary, abundant, overflowing-with-blessing whole of your life in the midst.

So, I ask you, what are you going to do today with this day that you’ve been given?

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