“There is a season for wildness and a season for settledness. This is neither. This is a season of becoming.” – Shauna Niequist
Wow. Wow, is where I will begin.
What exactly do I call this season I have been in this past year? Definitely not settled. That description doesn’t exactly fit when you are in the midst of the biggest launch of your life or moving across the country.
Wildness doesn’t quite hit it on the head either. Most days I am spending time working behind my computer from a quiet space in my home with Homeland or Bachelor in Paradise in the background. You see, if you looked at my life on paper, wild wouldn’t cover it either.
When I read this quote I thought, that’s it! Becoming is where I am.
When you are stepping into what you feel is your purpose, it is exciting and overwhelming all at the same time. On one end of the spectrum, you are thrilled to be finally gaining momentum doing what you love to do. On the other end, you have so many questions such as, “How the heck do I do it all? Does it feel so busy forever? Are there enough hours in the day?”
But you know what. I need to take a step back. I need just to become. I need to sit down, spend time with God, and let him make it happen. And I know that so many of you reading this can relate.
Don’t get me wrong; this advice is coming from a driven, somewhat type-A person. For me, the discipline part is on point. But sometimes, I don’t have the resting with God part down. You know, that part that brings restoration, rejuvenation, and just the energy to carry out your calling.
So here I am…becoming. Here I am learning to rest and learning to be.
Becoming who He created me to be. Allowing myself to enjoy the process. And life is good.
May life be just as sweet for you as you navigate your process. Some days, we don’t quite hit the nail on the head, and some days we do.