Today I sit in a rainy cool July day in Tennessee and realize what a miracle that in itself is. Sixties in the summer in TN? Pretty miraculous! I am also feeling the heaviness of so many who are hurting, disillusioned and longing for change. Even with that heaviness I feel the hope and grace for change to happen, if we only knew how.
My dear childhood friend Amy Grant has been a great encourager to me through the years. She always encourages me to do something that matters. How simple is that? It may not be easy, but it is simple. I have tried so hard and made things more complicated than they have to be. Now I do my best to allow myself (as much as possible) to be simple, live simple, love simple and do simple. It is often a challenge and not always easy, but is simple.
Honestly it is baffling to my mind and logic, but in my heart I know it is true. So is it easy to make your dreams and true hearts desires come into reality? To change? If easy means fast, without much effort and concentration, and without any pain, then, no it isn’t easy, but it is simple.
The truth is, change isn’t easy because we resist is so much and it sure isn’t easy when you fight it, but it can be way more simple than you realize. And because it isn’t really easy, we all need support to get there. Someone to have your back, listen to your doubts and fears, and be there in those times that you want to give up.
I know that is something I am here to do. To boldly be that person, for as many as I can. Believe me this is not an easy thing to own, but it is simple. Just do it. Just put myself out there and trust that the rest will follow.
I have stuck to this journey one step at time for a long time now, even when I want it to go much faster and wish it was easier and I will continue even when I want to give up. I don’t see any other way to live that would make me happy. As Amy says in her song Overnight, if it all just happened overnight you wouldn’t know how much it means. If it all just happened overnight you would never learn to believe, what you cannot see.
When your overnights get really long and hard, remember that there is a reason and a purpose in it all, even if you can’t see it. Simple huh?
Oh and PS…Listen to this inspirational song by Amy and her daughter Sarah. It helps me get clearer on why stuff happens or doesn’t happen in the timing I expect it to. Enjoy