Okay, it’s time. I must do this!
I shouldn’t blog in August. So far, I did. But life became a fragmented confusion with much left undone. I need to remember this next August. Every August seems fraught with overload, blog or no.
And now, now that August is essentially over, I must do what I should have done a month ago: I need to take a hiatus from blogging, and most internet doings, to tie up loose ends, get autumn routines into place, and especially, get my bearings—or rather, God’s bearings for me!
The last post prompted some excellent comment questions about the role of peace in determining and carrying out God’s specific personal will for us—so excellent and compelling they almost pulled me back into the soup, and away from this draw-aside time I know is what I most need, and what God would have me do right now.
It’s enormous, this topic of determining God’s specific will (or not bothering to… “Which shall I choose?” “Shall I consult God on this question, or just decide it myself?”… etc.) I realized, in starting to respond in the comment area, there wasn’t enough space there. Then I began writing a post, which became two posts, and I had a third one on the topic all ready to publish sometime. But I realized three posts wouldn’t adequately cover the questions, either. And when I got discussing all this with my husband, more and more subtopics kept emerging, till the whole thing was getting like an octopus, then an octopus brood to which it gave birth (if octopi do give birth… I don’t know…)
Meanwhile, what I need more than to write about determining God’s specific direction is to do it myself, right now! Many questions and uncertainties about blogging, blog content, blog networking, etc., have been assaulting me. And I know if I had taken the time to do a George Müller before I jumped into blogging in the first place, I’d have more settled peace of mind and sense of direction about many of these things right now.
That said, I’m going on VACATION. Meaning, I’m going to vacate this blog for at least two weeks, probably three, maybe more. The length of time depends on how God enables me to see His way, and how yielded I am to hearing exactly what He says.
In that time I may do a lot of writing, in journal, on computer, but private stuff, between me and God. Afterward I hope to have assurance of His path for me.
I love you, sisters who frequent this blog. And I will miss “talking” with you. I know things will try to pull me back. But this is important. And right now, as I’m starting my hiatus, numerous good bloggers are finishing theirs, and returning, refreshed. So there should be lots out there to chew on.
However, through this time, let’s all continue to do our utmost to look mainly, even completely, to Him for our wisdom and guidance! God bless all who read this!