Breaking the Holding Pattern

It’s been over 2 months since I posted on this blog. Life changes happen whether we want them to or not. I have had lots more driving back and forth across town since my son has started playing football again, a lack of quiet time when the kids were home for summer, and then school starting up again with lesson plans and papers to grade and all that teaching entails. Then, just as I was beginning to get back into a routine, my laptop suddenly stopped working.

I’m still awaiting final word on the fate of the laptop; meanwhile, I have plenty of other ways to access the internet and this blog, so I’ve decided to resume posting once or twice a week while working on other writing.

In the time I’ve spent away from writing, my journey has continued. I’ve had days and moments where I’ve felt extremely close to God, and times when He has seemed very far away. This blog has helped me stay more consistently close to God by making me think more deeply about a person’s relationship with God, about my own relationship with Him, and to express my insights in new ways. I am forced to prioritize my life better, since precious time and energy are used up here and in my other writing.

I have had many times when I have wondered if the time I’m spending is worthwhile to anyone other than myself (and maybe a few followers). Couldn’t my time be better spent earning additional income or organizing my home better so that it is more pleasant to live in? What does God really want from me? I have wondered. At times I am overwhelmed with trying to be faithful to all of my responsibilities including this one.

I don’t know what God has planned for my writing. I know my plans, but I do my best to keep my heart open to discerning His will. I only know the path that God has led me on to get to where I am right now, and I know that He would not have led me here, would not have brought writing to my mind and heart over and over again for years on end, unless He had a plan and a reason.

I ask for your prayers as I seek to be faithful to what God has called me to do. Thank you for reading, and stay tuned for a re-energized blog with regular postings and some new features as well.

Jen Krausz

About Jen Krausz

Child of God, wife, mother, teacher, writer. So many roles, so little time! Due to God's insistent nudging, writing has become more than just the last role on the list, but something to which time and energy are intentionally committed. Jen writes about life experiences and how they continually point her back to her loving God.
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