Be still and know. I was reminded of this simple statement at 08:46 this morning as glorious rays poured into my room. A friend of mine informed me that our nation’s capitol is the most distracting city he has ever traveled to. Boy is he right. I want to go and see and experience everything I can in my short time here. The food, living history, and people intrigue me. All of these things are wonderful and beautiful, but very distracting I am figuring out.
Sprawled out in the comfort of a king size bed, I ponder the question, “What am I being distracted from?” Purpose. I am being distracted from understanding the purpose of why I am 1,004 miles from home.
The element of distraction is keeping me from pursuing my purpose. My urge to be a tourist in the city I currently reside in is pulling me from the stillness of His presence to grasp the purpose of this season in my life.
In an instant a revelation occurred. My purpose is not something I can pursue. My purpose is to simply be.
I am created to be an expression of love, grace, and peace.
No more striving to figure it all out. No more wondering about my place in the chaos of life.
Ah, it’s 08:53. Banana pancake time.