This week's study of Esther emphasized the following idea:
God sometimes brings crisis into our lives in order to allow us to pivot and move in a new direction.
During our trip this long weekend, I felt the dawn of renewal. The volunteer fatigue that has been plaguing me for a couple of months finally lifted, and I found myself excited about some new projects and new ministry efforts.
It's a pivot.
Sometimes, fatigue may just be a sign that we need to rest, particularly if that fatigue creeps into everything we're doing. But in this case, I think my malaise may have been a signal that God needs my effort in a new kind of work.
There are people around me who have needs that aren't being met. I would like to help, and I have some simple ideas about how to reach out to them. I love beginnings!
OK, I don't really love the beginning stage of writing a novel, but I love other beginnings. :-)