That I Want to Share
A few years ago, the phrase “Participation Experiment” crept into my mind and riddled my thoughts for awhile. For months I couldn’t stop thinking about the Participation Experiment, yet, I had no idea what it was. It was just something that I felt I needed to incorporate in my life.
The truth is, I was not an active participant in my life. I was tossed and turned by the waves, as Scripture says; I was lost and directionless. I was just kind of floating on the waves of the world…but something in me knew that was wrong and that self-control was missing.
Actually, this is why I don’t support living by the Go With the Flow philosophy. You are not in charge of yourself, you are moved by the waves, rooted in nothing and ultimately, standing for nothing! What do you even believe in if the winds of the world and the movements of the culture determine how you feel AND what you do that day?
Today, I like to be aware and intentional about the experimentation in my life. It is not based on pop-culture! It’s not dying my hair green, cutting my clothes and defying the norm.
But it is about surveying my life for those norms that can be changed, such as emotions and goals and relationships. I have always been a big dreamer!!! But I have not always been a big doer! Or at least, not a committed doer. So, fear is one of those areas for me. Fear and despair make every hope seem pointless.
It’s kind of funny, experiencing Jesus is a lot like the phrase, “I can breathe, now!” I can live, now. And that’s the type of hope that really excites me and that I want to share with others.
So I have this vision for my life that requires a lot of doing, changing, and EXPERIMENTING. As you may know, I am rebranding my blog and looking for my niche. These modifications are teaching me about experimenting and participating in my life by exercising that spirit of control. The spirit of control shows up in my life as the courage to steward the resources God gave me.
And to steward them in a large way–gathering a community with this blog, by building dreams with other women and not being held back by the shackles of hopelessness.
As a DIYer who loves to craft and build, I have decided to embark on a new journey based on this heart desire. It will require a lot of practicality, action, and creativity. I’m writing this, wearing a shirt that bears a graphic of Noah’s Ark and the words “Fearless on the Voyage.”
This vision is my science experiment and the question is, how am I going to get there? Any good science project needs methods, results and conclusions. I would be honored if you’d join me as I DIY something larger than I have ever done before.
My hope is that I be a beacon of hope by sharing this process. I know this is just a sneak peek and I have yet to share the formal vision, but are you with me? It’s a work in progress. 🙂
(8 September 2020 | Post 1)