Sunday, October 26, 2008
Getting my ducks all in a row
We spent the weekend up at our lake place putting all of our summer toys away in preparation for winter. It is a bittersweet time--enjoying the fall weather while anticipating the coming cold winter that only Minnesota brings.
As I was closing the deck blinds I noticed this line of ducks all in a row traveling past our beach. I must admit, I've heard it said before, "Get your ducks all in a row," but I've never seen the visual before.
It is a perfect visual for the week ahead. I have been diligently working on my new partnership with Allison Bottke in preparation for going into a studio to record promotional and motivational DVD's. While Allison is an expert in this venue, I bring some serious apprehension to the process. I just want it to be over with!
Sort of like how I feel about winter. I just want it to be over with.
But I know, how I know, that if I make it through winter, spring will arrive.
Much like my apprehension of doing studio work; if I make it through the anxiety, the worry, the sheepishness that I feel about being in front of a camera, I know, how I know, this ministry will spring into action.
So, I continue to plan, to prepare, and pack (I'm goin' to Dallas!)--I continue to get my ducks all in a row for the journey.
The ducks on the lake have an innate navigation system and they are following their leader.
I have an innate navigation system to--the Holy Spirit...and I will follow my leader though anxious I am!
The stage has been set, the crew assembled. The scripts have been written and the actors have been cast. Now I must simply follow my leader and "cast all my anxiety on Jesus for he cares for me" (1 Peter 5:7).
Who do you follow today? Have you heard the call of Jesus, "Come, follow me and I will make you fishers of men" (Mark 1:17) We will never get lost or broken by the journey if we only continue following the One who is leading us with His infinite power and will for our lives.