A Dream to Sit With
“Our wish, our object, our chief preoccupation must be to form Jesus in ourselves, to make His spirit, His devotion, His affections, His desires, and His disposition live and reign within us. All our religious exercises should be directed to this end. It is the work which God has given us to do unceasingly” —St. John Eudes
Often I ask myself what is my WHY. The other day I was asked by my sister and I was surprised by the accuracy of the words that were flying out of my mouth, almost without thought… just flew out from within my core.
“I exist to make God’s love visible through tangible and wearable pieces.”
And then when asked about starting a new adventure or a new side project, I said, "No. I want to focus all my work time on MSMH and my off time with my family because 'I love my life and I want to spend time living it and not chasing it.'"
Sometimes dreams pop into my creative space and I want to chase them down until I catch them and then another dream pops up and I chase that. At this stage in my life as a dream pops up, I now sit back and watch it. I write it down. Maybe I take it into prayer and it becomes part of my conversation with God, however I no longer chase it. I allow it to settle and it feels so much better.
Maybe this is part of maturity, maybe it is because I only have so much energy and I need to reserve it, or maybe, just maybe I am finally learning to be present with my life and live in it.
I am grateful to have a dream to sit with, to embrace and to share! May God use me as an instrument of His peace and may I learn to sit in a place of peace, surrender and trust. PEACE BE WITH YOU my friends!