Collaborating: Embracing the wonderful and the scary
We’re five days into the new year.
Five days of living with my One Word: collaboration. Wondering what God is going to do in me – maybe even what he is going to do through me – as I embrace collaborating with him for the next twelve months.
I’m reading Finding Divine Inspiration by J. Scott McElroy, a gift from my writing friend and walking buddy, Mary. The word collaboration is woven through this book – appearing on every page, seemingly in every paragraph.
Another word keeps popping up too: obedience.
Hmmm. It’s funny how I’m eager to embark on the wild adventure of collaborating with God. And then … there’s that word obedience. And my heart stalls out. I find myself pausing –mentally, emotionally – and wondering: Well, now, wait a minute. Just what is God going to ask me to do?
Isn’t collaborating me and God doing stuff together? Writing together? A little heavenly give and take between me and my Creator?
I’m certain God smiled when I typed that last paragraph. Maybe he even chuckled as he shook his head and thought: Beth’s got a lot to learn about collaboration.
I do. And I want to learn, even as I realize there’s something wonderful … and scary about collaborating with God.
In Your Words: When has God asked something of you that was both wonderful and scary?0 I like this!