Friends, if you know me at all, you know I LOVE words. I love to talk. I am never accused of being “silent”.
In fact, in kindergarten and first grade I NEVER got my Friday treat because I was always in trouble for talking in recess.
So what happens when God calls a wordy girl to take a season of silence?
See I love using words in my ministry. I love writing, posting, tweeting, hoping to encourage and lift someone up in the world of social media– where people are often putting others down.
I love providing the invitation to come alive in Christ on Facebook, this space, all things media.
But these last few weeks I have really sensed God ask me to be silent for a season. To take the months of June and July off from social media.
To be still and listen to Him.
Yes, I will still be writing (I am working on a book YEAH!) but not posting. Not scrolling.
Sure, this may not be a big deal to any of you. But I needed to at least tell you because it feels like a huge deal to me.
In speaking writing world they are always talking about a platform. About engagement. Marketing.
And I believe these things are important because I believe God has given me words that He wants to use.
But for now, He wants me to take a break.
Exciting stuff is happening this summer in Coming Alive World. A ministry trip to Costa Rica at the end of June. A retreat for teenagers called Chrysalis at the end of July that I have been preparing for the past three years.
Writing, praying, seeking God for the next steps and what He has for Coming Alive.
I will miss you friends. And I will be back.
My friend Suzie Eller has an awesome post here that truly convicted me.
Less activity = less ministry or less success or less of [fill in the blank].
Or at least that’s what we tell ourselves. We think that if we aren’t hustling, promoting, speaking, connecting, tweeting, uploading, or hosting an event that somehow a ministry will fade away.
Oh, Father, help us.
You see, ministry isn’t founded on how much I do, but the call on my life and being true to that. It’s God’s plan, not mine
— Suzie Eller
That just sums it up friend.
I am praying for you and would you mind praying for what God has in store for me. See you in August!
Ps: I have some very exciting things to share with you when I come back! Stay tuned….