“What is your why?” That was the second time I was asked that question this week. I think perhaps God is trying to tell me something.
Like most teachers, my life is measured in school years. So this time for me is the beginning of a new year. The lazy days of summer are over and now I’m beginning to feel the pressure of busyness – work, church obligations, ministry opportunities, the call to write, family all are vying for my attention. Where do I give my focus? What is important? Perhaps, that is why God is asking me to consider, “What is my Why?”
As I begin another school year, what is the vision for my life? What has God called me to do? What has Melissa called me to do? What is good? What is godly? What is time to lay down? What new must I pick up?
Our walk with God is ever changing. Seasons come and go. Our “Why” evolves. We must be discerning to know what we are called to in a given season. Many of you may be experiencing the same things. Family dynamics changing, new adventures at work, relocations and you are left wondering, “Where does this leave me?” Perhaps God is calling you to reconsider your Why as well.
The Bible says, “Where there is no vision, the people wander astray.” (Proverbs 29:19 TPT). Lately, I feel as if I’m wandering through life. Whatever yells the loudest at the moment, gets my attention. My Why has become fuzzy.
This weekend (after everything screaming for my attention is completed), I will be spending some time with God, asking that question, “What is my Why?” Pruning my life to His voice, His desires for me. I will follow Habakkuk’s lead and “Write down my vision so that I can run with it.”
What about you? What is your why? Will you write it down?
Let me leave you with a word of encouragement from an Israel Houghton song. The words just popped into my head, so I think it’s a word from God:
It’s a new Season.
It’s a new Day
Fresh anointing is coming our way.
It’s a season of promise and prosperity.
It’s a new season coming our way.
Your new season requires a new Why.
“Then the Lord replied: “Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it.”
Habakkuk 2:2 NIV