I’m starting off with a disclaimer again, because I really have no idea where this blog is going. I just keep getting these feelings that I should blog even though I don’t have a plan for them. Usually when I sit down to type a blog, I have an outline in my head, a plan of everything that I want to include. Recently though its just been an urge to write. Maybe its because I’ve had so much on my mind in the past few months, but here I am sitting in Potter’s House writing a blog with no plan.
No plan. It kinda sounds like a metaphor, right? If you’ve read my last two blogs you’d know why. I’m literally at a place in my life where I know I’m supposed to do something very general, move to Pennsylvania, but I have no idea what else that means, much like this blog. I feel like I’m supposed to write something, but I have no idea what that is. Maybe its not that I’m supposed to write anything in particular, but just obey and do it. I wish I had my notes from Sunday’s sermon because I know I wrote something down along these lines, “its not about legalism, its about obeying what God has asked you to do.” I may have paraphrased it a little, but that’s the gist of it. Maybe that’s the point of me sitting down to write. I don’t even know, but our theme verse for this sermon series, Jeremiah 29:12-13, has been so incredibly relevant to my life recently.
Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
I’ve been reflecting on my two years of Captive Free a lot lately and I’m starting to wonder exactly what that means. I don’t know if its because I have so many memories of both teams in PA, if its because its event season, or if its for some bigger reason that I don’t know yet. All I know is that tons of team memories have been flooding back to me in the past month, the biggest one being weeping at the altar at the church in Erie. I truly believe that has some sort of meaning, if only I knew what it meant.
Along with reflecting back on my Captive Free years, I’ve really been missing making music with people. I’m continuously spending my free time either trying to teach myself piano or drumming along worship songs, especially our team songs. It brings me more joy now than ever before to throw on my headphones and just jam. Does this mean anything? I don’t know. Some days I think back to the night at redemption when Austin caught me drumming on the tech booth while I was running pro-presenter. He threatened to tell Brandon that I could play cajon. I don’t know if he ever told him, but it has crossed my mind that maybe I should. Is that a selfish desire though because it would bring me joy? Again, I don’t know. For now I’ll continue to get distracted from blogging to drum on the table.
Like I said at the beginning, so many things are running through my mind and I don’t know if any of them are connected to one another, or if they even mean anything. I just had a feeling I should sit down and write something. I thought writing would give me clarity, but it didn’t. Funny how my last blog was so much about clarity that I titled it with the word, but now just a few days later my brain is muddled with a bunch of unknowns that I wish would turn into “knowns”. Only time will tell. I keep telling myself that God will reveal it all to me in His time, but I’m struggling in the waiting.