Friday, April 22, 2011


I had a very well-timed and thoughtful chat with my lovely friend last night after small group. We both feel like we're in a state of limbo. Like we aren't too satisfied with how our lives are currently, but don't quite know what to do next.

Near the end she brought up a great point about how maybe this time in our lives is what's actually a crucial point in it. Maybe it's more important than the times we think we know what we're doing?

And I think there is something to that. If you have a different perspective than the culture we live in, that is.

We've been feeling like failures because of the influence culture has had on our thinking:
"You didn't get xyz degree, you don't have xyz job, you don't have anything figured out, so there must be something wrong with you..."

But then I have to ask, "What has been your definition of success? What do you value in life?"

And it's a hard one to answer... Because I think I get caught up somewhere in between what the world wants for me and what God wants for me far more often than I care to admit.

I so want to be entirely focused on what He values and wants for me and not the other way around!

And so... the limbo parts of my life can be just as important...

Will my life get snatched & consumed by the culture I live in?

Or will I continue valuing what God does and therefore feel purpose & dignity?

I'm definitely shooting for purpose & dignity...

1 comment:

  1. Such a good point Sarah. I have also been feeling in limbo. I can't seem to get a handle on a routine. I feel pulled in different directions. One way I have anchored myself is to read more of the Bible. I had really gotten away from consistent reading, so I started a 90-day Bible reading plan. It's a ton of reading, but I am loving it. God is uncovering new truths every day.