I’m back from my blogging and social media break, though I couldn’t put the brakes on family life. It was at top speed, but in a good way mostly.
As I’ve spent the last few weeks brainstorming and praying over a ministry plan for 2011, the word that comes to mind is “discretion.” I think that’s because in my busy season of family life, I must pray for it and follow its lead as the Lord provides it, even moreso than in the past.
One of the definitions of discretion is the “ability or power to decide responsibly.” And since the Lord teaches in Philippians 2:13 that it is He who works in me to will and to act in order to fulfill His good purpose, I know He will do so.
So here’s God’s plan of discretion for LauraLeeShaw.com’s 2011:
I believe God wants me to keep His writing and speaking ministry for me at a slow and steady pace for now, speeding up, slowing down & braking whenever the Holy Spirit leads. My blog purpose will be changing somewhat, though…it will be more of a journal–sharing thoughts, feelings and struggles of my everyday life and how God is showing up in them. I will veer from a “teaching style” to a “sharing style.” I will not be pursuing any new speaking events, but if and/or when a request comes in, I will discuss it with my hubby and kids to see how it fits in with the family plan. They are all supportive of the speaking events, but it requires sacrifices on their parts, so I’m asking them to be more involved in the decision process. Since God brought these ideas to my mind several times after a great deal of prayer and my husband has given his nod of affirmation, I know God will use this plan for His purposes and glory.
In the next few days, I’ll be sharing the personal verse He has given me to be accountable to for the new year. I’m excited to see what He’s up to!
Would love to hear what the Lord is speaking into you these days…so shoot.
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