And from that silence came the voice that Elijah was searching for. It was there, he had but to listen for it. The expression about not seeing the forest for the trees comes to mind. In other words, it is easy to get lost in the details and lose sight of the bigger picture. Sound familiar?
I enjoy what I do as a facilitator. The work and opportunities are exciting, I work with colleagues from across the country, I travel and my schedule is flexible. A lot of perks to my job, but it is not perfect. I can also see that I generally live out of a suitcase, spend a great deal of time in airports and am mostly on my own in hotels which can be lonely. So what does it mean? Perfection does not exist and the key to finding one’s way is to focus on what is truly important.
What is important to me? I enjoy challenging work and I enjoy variety; I have had to listen beyond the imperfections, listen beyond even my own inner voices to quiet them to listen to my heart, and only by having done so, was I able to hear. I heard that the job is right for me. The forest was there.
Dear God, I pray that I am ready to hear you. Amen. — DR