Wednesday, October 1, 2014

When God Says No: on Disbodedience and Choosing Less

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I've been writing in this space for three years as of today. I launched this blog by joining The Nester's 31 days series in 2011. Albeit a crazy way to jump into the world of regular blogging it was one of the better decisions I've made with my writing. I would highly recommend it to any new blogger wanting to get into the habit of writing regularly and looking to build their platform.

At the beginning of each new year I'm already looking toward October and brainstorming a topic I could write on for an entire month. Once I narrow it down I plan each day, research thoroughly, and save quotes and resources that I can use for my series. This year was no different and I announced a topic I was thoroughly excited about and prepared for last week.

But for months God has been calling me to less. To lay down things I hold dear. And I have been ignoring Him. Consciously disobeying. Sure I fasted some things for a brief spell in July but as soon as the month was over I jumped on the "more" bandwagon and filled my calendar and my life with too much of everything.

Everything came to a head last week and let's just say God made it impossible for me to keep ignoring Him. So in this season I'm choosing less even when I what I want is more.

Today would have started my fourth 31 days series but I won't be linking up. In October I'll be embracing less and seeking God about the future of my ministry, my life, my pursuits. I will be writing for five minutes each day using the 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes prompts from Five Minute Friday host, Kate. You can find all the October prompts here. Perhaps some of that writing will show up in this space.

I still have content 31 days worth of Celebration and Traditions for anyone who wants to really live. I do hope get to share that with you in the future.

In this season of less, I want to thank those of you who have given me so much by reading faithfully and encouraging me. Thank you for your grace.


  1. I had a few extra minutes this morning and jumped over here to see what you were writing about :-) Obeying God is not always easy. It IS always fulfilling to our inner man. We can be sure of that. Praying God fills you up as you do less. Love you!

  2. Thank you, friend. Really to hear your encouragement. Looking forward to what God has planned.