It is weird that almost anything that I'm asked to do or be a part of or anything I hear anyone else talking about being a part of I have a desire to join and do here. I think it's just that longing/desire to be rooted here...to belong. But yet I am overwhelmed with the responsibilities I already have!! Why do I feel the need to do more?? Repeat after me! Just say 'no' - it's ok...I'm not going to miss out on opportunities to meet people. God is supplying the opportunities where I am at- where I am involved... I don't have to go searching for them and chasing them down.
So - last Wednesday I went to Coffee Buddies - a group that meets just socially from our church at a local coffee house. It was a fun time and some great conversation. We also had a very fun potluck Sunday with our LifeGroup - the large group - everyone before we split. It was a fun, fun time! Bible study was fun Monday morning - I really feel close to these ladies already! Monday morning I also got to meet with the women's ministry leader and another women's LifeGroup leader - Stephanie. Stephanie emailed afterwards and asked if I'd like to have lunch sometime. And as I am writing I am realizing that I am involved in enough ways that I can stop searching for more in order to find a few more friends. The opportunities are right in front of me. They are all around. I'm plugged in. I am a part of things. I just need to spend some time now (meaning I won't have it RIGHT NOW) and nurture what is developing. Pastor Rob is preaching on the book of Ecclesiastes right now. Solomon tried to get happiness every imaginable way...he searched for and got everything earthly he could imagine...yet he concluded that it was all vanity...all meaningless. In the end he says, "fear God and keep His commandments." (Eccl 12:13) It's that simple...nothing on this earth placed on the throne of my heart is going to make me happy. Only God can. Stop searching for more, Amy.
|Ready to leave for camp!|