This Personal, Purposeful Path

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This morning as I sat with my Daddy and my journal, I felt moved to thumb through pages penned in the past, looking for scriptures gifted to me long ago. I found an entry from 5 years ago. After graduation, I had applied for a job in another city, in pursuit of my dream to work with those impacted by sexual addiction. In this entry I noted how I had heard back from them and it was a “closed door”. Reading this, I was struck by the verse I wrote on that day. It was Isaiah 45:13:

“I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives, not for price nor reward, saith the LORD of hosts.”

While I did not know where the path or the Shepherd were leading me at that time, now I see clearly that he was divinely directing me. He kept me here in Fresno where He has opened doors beyond my imagination. I am writing, teaching, creating, and helping those impacted by sexual addiction, right here.

This morning I sensed him saying to me, “Humbly seek me and doors will open wider, and other, lesser ones, will be closed.”

I am in the midst of a wonderful, purposeful season. I am doing the work I love and gearing up to teach others to do the same. God is using my greatest gift, my writing, to reach out His hands of healing to those who are suffering. And I am sitting here in awe of my Daddy’s love for me and His desire to lead me down paths he dreamed up long before I was born.

I’m grateful for this “glorious unfolding” and for the Giver who is so good to me.

May we all experience meaning, purpose, and connection as we humbly seek to know and be known by the God who dearly, deeply loves us.

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