There are two ways to ask the question, “What’s next?”
I’ve asked it both ways.
When times are tough and each day is like a storm on steroids, I’ve asked this question with a mixture of stress, exhaustion, and fear. The thought of one-more-thing is beyond imagination.
I remember when the tipping point came in the form of a phone call. I was literally limping through each day, wondering how I could make it another day.
My friend called when I had a cast on my leg from an unsuccessful attempt at trying to be a super-athlete while one my kids had to be hospitalized an hour after a group of women angrily confronted me with their unhappiness about a conference I directed on the day my stove, refrigerator, and washer stopped working.
After I said hello, the conversation went something like this:
“I’m so glad I caught you. I want to thank you for praying for us this year. Everything has been amazing. We are going to build our dream home after all and my boss is sending us to Hawaii. I mean, what’s next? Oh, wow, I have to go. I wanted to hear about your life. Well, another time. Bye!”
After she hung up, I asked the question out-loud, “Yes, what’s next?”
I’m sure you can imagine my attitude and tone. Let me put it this way, I needed some time with Jesus.
This is truth.
When nothing seems to be going the way it should be going, what comes next needs to be a time out:
“Be still and know God” (Psalm 46:10).
When I reconnect with God in stillness, I reconnect with what really matters.
I encourage you to take time today to be still and know God. It will change your perspective–Kerrie.
Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2017 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED